Never stop doing what you did to win your soulmate in the first place
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Keep doing what you did to win your soulmate in the first place

It’s easy to stop doing the things you did to win your love in the first place. Don’t! This is what greeted me when I looked in the mirror this morning. Colleen was up early, working at Mayo Clinic today. I was up super late writing last night. Imagine what it felt like to find this note when I stumbled…

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Posted in Monday Motivator

How to be Indispensable

Deconstruct every great achievement and you will find a linchpin at the center; that one indispensable person with the vision and the skills to make the dream real. Many of their names are familiar. Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk and Melinda Gates are household names. But every undertaking, no matter how big or small has a linchpin. It’s true…

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The Sink
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It’s the little things..

Love grows in the little things you do for one another. Since moving back to Florida and giving up the 24/7 executive life, I’ve realized how much I love doing the little things that make Colleen’s day better. Our original agreement was that I would make the money and she would manage the home. It worked. There were sacrifices for…

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Social Media Insights: Links, Blogging and Brevity

Where Social Media and Blogging are concerned, a well fed feed that is brief, brilliant and link-rich is the goal. One of the things that can help raise your website’s Google rankings is linking to internal pages. When you write a blog post, include links to other similar information on the site, something else that would add value. This will…

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The Trouble With Paradigms

A paradigm can either protect us from harm or blind us to danger. Re-validating that which we believe to be true is the only way to know the difference. Our paradigms are built on points of pain and pleasure that inject our minds with assumptions. And we know what can happen when we assume. Take the difficult conversation going on…

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Marcy and Scott Westerman
Posted in The WestermaNation

“The Real” Scott Westerman

“Our purpose is to find the good and help the rest of the world see it.” ~W. Scott Westerman, Jr. 1925-2018 “The Real” Scott Westerman was born on this date, July 10, 1925. He was the quintessential definition of a teacher, one of those rare souls who knew what he valued and tried to help everyone who crossed his path…

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Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence
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Outsmarting Artificial Intelligence

As artificial intelligence becomes more deeply embedded in our daily life will it outsmart us? Only if we let it. “AI” – Artificial Intelligence is the concept of creating a machine that is smart enough to think and act like a human being. We’ve seen it on screen thanks to the intelligent mind of Steven Spielberg. It’s invading our homes…

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The Stockdale Paradox
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Monday Motivator: The Stockdale Paradox

By Scott Westerman Deal directly with your current unpleasant reality but never lose faith that you will prevail. This is the essence of the Stockdale Paradox. It can change your life. Whenever I get the chance to lead a new team, the first book I share with them is Jim Collins’ “Good to Great”. In it, Jim and his gifted…

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Monday Motivator: Lessons and Learnings

5 years ago, I wrote “The Last Monday Motivator“. Today, I’m back in the saddle again with some learnings and lessons.. In the interim a lot has changed. People are more addicted than ever to our devices, the Internet, to Netflix, to Facebook. The list of things competing for our time and attention is a long one. A year ago,…

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It’s Never Too Late

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. We each have within us the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman I don’t know what it was that made me drive to the Haslett Village Barber Shop that afternoon in 2011. That memory has faded. What I do vividly remember is the…

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