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THE RECEIPT GUARANTEED 5PM!!!

THE RECEIPT GUARANTEED 5PM!!!

Hoping to cross one more thing off of my ever growing list, I called the number on the slip I held in my hand a few hours early, hoping that the drycleaning gods would work in my favor.   The person on the receiving end dashed my hopes almost instantly,...
What the Heck is Imperfect Best?

What the Heck is Imperfect Best?

In many of my presentations I define the concept of Imperfect Best as follows: “Even when we try our best, mistakes and imperfections will happen.  When we do our ‘imperfect best,’ we accept these mistakes as part of the process, learning from them and leveraging...
Truly Yours

Truly Yours

Jason, I want to take you back a great many years.  You once were an adorable little kid.  Self-criticism hadn’t fogged up the radiant sunrise of your life yet.  You rehearsed being joyfully yourself over and over again as you ran around, shoestrings...
Grossed Out Into Action

Grossed Out Into Action

Bunnies make extremely quiet, adorable little neighbors.  There’s certainly no lack of wild ones around where I live.  But, I do question some of their decisions.  For instance, when I’m driving down the road with no one ahead or behind me, why do...
The Bike and The Recorder

The Bike and The Recorder

The simple truth is that assuming we can’t solve a problem that frustrates us most likely won’t move us towards solving the actual problem that frustrates us.   However, by approaching a problem with the same curiosity of an explorer plotting her course...
Words, to Share or to Hold?

Words, to Share or to Hold?

My life has been transformed thanks to hearing the right words at important moments. Mom said, “This too shall pass.”  Dad explained the power of “Quiet Confidence.”   Aunt Ann and Uncle Bill suggested that I take the fizz out of my soda pop addiction,...
Should Humanity Just Give Up?

Should Humanity Just Give Up?

I mean we’ve had a good run as a species.  In 300,000 years we’ve managed to progress from traveling barefoot to speeding down interstates, from throwing spears to launching satellites, from creating stone tools to artificial intelligence that sometimes out-thinks...
The Better Fairytale

The Better Fairytale

When I was young, long before I spread my wings and left the nest, I had such a clear picture of what the perfect, fairytale life would look like for me on the magical day I was finally able to start living it. I’d have a wife, kids, and an extraordinary career that...
Alone Together

Alone Together

Even though I’m “The Imperfect Best, Awkwardly Awesome Guy”, I still catch myself feeling alone in the mistakes I make, not to mention my countless worries, perceived inefficiencies, failings, dreams that aren’t coming true fast enough, and fears of mortality. To make...
Frustrated by Perceived Progress

Frustrated by Perceived Progress

On Tuesday, December 27, 2022, two days after the joys of Christmas and four days shy of embracing the New Year with glowing enthusiasm, I wrote, “Ok, you’re feeling low this morning, feeling less power because you feel like you’ve worked so hard and yet, nothing has...