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Thank Goodness 2008 Is Over

Wednesday, December 31, 2008
posted by Dee 11:12 AM

Happy New Year Everyone

Well am I glad to see 2008 on the way out. This has been a rough year for just about everyone. My wife and I started off celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, but she was not there because she had a health problem, so we had the party without her in Napa Valley and she participated by phone. We had to go ahead and have it since we had invited friends from all over the world. It turned out great and she was glad we did it.

In August she had elective surgery which did not turn out well and she almost died on August 13. She is in recovery and doing pretty well now. I was her nurses 24/7 which left me with some pretty high anxiety especially after her 4th visit to the hospital and spending 52 days there, but we got through it and are closer than ever and thank God for every day we have together.

Then the market crashed and really stressed me out but we have now adjusted to that too and are optimistic about the future of America. I just hope we get better leaders running companies so that this sort of thing never happens again. The greed we have seen is scary.

The Yoke of Leadership

Monday, December 29, 2008
posted by Dee 5:12 AM

I received a nice note from a minister today and have received several from pastors recently about my book and the impact it has made on them and their congregations.

Schedule The Priorities In Your Life

Friday, December 26, 2008
posted by Dee 12:12 PM

The new year is right around the corner which is an excellent time to start getting organized. Everyone is going to have to do more with less next year with this economy we are in.This is the time that you want to have a reputation for being organized and reliable as companies decide who to keep and who to layoff.

The Soft Stuff and The Hard Stuff

Monday, December 22, 2008
posted by Dee 8:12 AM

 The Soft Stuff is The Hard Stuff 

“What in the world is he talking about now,” you might be asking right now, after reading the title of this article.  “The soft stuff is the hard stuff.”  What does that mean?

Day-To-Day Accountabilities

Friday, December 19, 2008
posted by Dee 8:12 AM

I recently was reviewing a document a manager sent to me outlining how he though about his daily  accountabilities. I thought they were quite good and worth sharing with you as you think about your own responsibilities and accountabilities.

How Are Your Investment Doing?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
posted by Dee 3:12 AM

I know we are in a deep recession and most financial investments are way down but what about your other investments? How are they doing?

What Do You Stand For?

Monday, December 15, 2008
posted by Dee 8:12 AM

Does Everyone Know What You Stand For, and What You Won’t Stand For????

Forget The Past

Friday, December 12, 2008
posted by Dee 3:12 AM

Forget the past and focus on the future.

Small Gesture Are Important

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
posted by Dee 10:12 AM

I received this advice this week and wanted to share it with you. Especially during these tough times we are in we all need to show a little more common courtesy. Everyone is insecure right now and worried about so many things. Be a great leader and don’t forget how important the small gestures are.

Save Money-Walmart

Monday, December 8, 2008
posted by Dee 1:12 AM

I went around to all of the stores this week to check out pricing on like products. I like many of you are looking for ways to save money.