This September will mark my third year as host of Up In Your Business on KABF radio. Though the show began as a mentoring program for entrepreneurs, it has become much more than that. It is the human-interest stories of my guests that listeners have found interesting and inspiring.
In order to mitigate risks, large companies become inflexible and impersonal. Avoiding the risk of discrimination is accomplished by discouraging nepotism. But, at FlagandBanner.com, we feel a societal duty to support our employee’s families and train the young. So much so, that our employee roster reads much like the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.
In the words of Mark Twain, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
My daughter frequently encourages me with the phrase, “Don’t give up before the miracle happens.” She first received this piece of advice from her allergy doctor. This is the back story on how this affirmation grew within me from cliché to gospel.
Its hard for people like me (and maybe you too) to let go and live in the moment; to “enjoy the ride.” I’ve done a pretty good job of training myself not to live in the past, to practice forgiveness for myself and others, but thoughts of the future can keep me preoccupied, worried, and impatient.
Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “I don’t understand” may be the most empowering sentence you will ever utter. As far back as I can remember, I was my father’s shadow– a bright, observant, and worrisome child, just behind his leg, listening to everything he said and didn’t say. I noticed early on when men […]
One of the things I like about getting older is that I don’t require as much sleep. When I wake in the middle of the night, I love to get up and putter around my quiet and dimly lit home. And if I’m lucky enough to be up just before sunrise, the outdoors is a […]
While participating in a self-improvement, personality workshop called Enneagram, I identified myself as a #8 personality type. For years I have been accused of being a control freak and responded by stating that I really don’t like managing people, only to have the accuser retort, “Then why are you?” During this workshop, I found out […]
In last week’s blog, I spoke of the opportunities that come from working outside the home. This thought prompted me to look critically at myself and some of the jobs I don’t want to do, which are mostly the ones inside the home; the chores that receive little praise and are viewed by few. As […]