The Future Should Be Better Than the Past

The future… it’s unpredictable, right? We never know what’s going to happen from one moment to the next. Yet, we do have the ability to reimagine the future and make some changes to what we’re doing today. I’ve done that in my own life and I’ve never been more excited about the future than I…

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AARP or ARP… Which One Describes You?

The AARP (American Association of Retired People) is open to anyone 50-years-old or older. Most people begin getting membership offers long before they turn 50. I have a problem with the concept of retirement because it comes with a preconceived notion that I hope never accurately describes by life. Retire means (1) to leave one’s…

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Reimagine Your Future – You Can Do It!

The future. I remember watching episodes of The Jetsons and imagining what life would be like if you could talk to and see people without wires attached, stand on a conveyor belt and move to your next destination, turn frozen food into meals in a matter of seconds, and allow technology to park your vehicle.…

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“Used to Be” Isn’t a Plan for the Future

I used to be…a nuclear chemist, computer room technician, fitness center attendant, youth pastor, editor-in-chief, ghostwriter, medical school instructional technologist, etc. Those “used to be” stories, however, don’t have to define my future. In fact, those stories are simply ingredients in a future that is still under development. For as disconnected as those stories are,…

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It’s Time to Stop Marketing and Start Smarketing

Here’s a fact…only one in every 250 tadpoles actually becomes a frog. The other 249 become snacks for hungry birds. The one tadpole that does survive still has an uphill battle. The male frogs intent on looking for love migrate to the safest corner of the most convenient pond because they know that’s where the…

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What Would Einstein Say to You?

I’ve often wondered what it would have been like to have a conversation with Albert Einstein. Einstein didn’t view himself as a genius; he did, however, acknowledge his inquisitive persistence. Einstein stuck with problems long after other people gave up. He found solutions because he viewed failure as progress and the skepticism of others as…

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