In the Men's Room with Murph

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, exponential digital transformation was the biggest disruption many organizations and leaders within those organizations concerned themselves with. Will artificial intelligence (A.I.) take my job? Will machine learning make our entire operation irrelevant? Is there something on the horizon that will change our industry, and how can we be the ones to discover it? Even given the increase in the rate of exponential transformation of business practices thanks to those aforementioned digital disruptors, it astounded me how many of those same organizations feebly considered what would happen if digital technology truly disrupted them or how to get in front of it. They were agile and reactionary, resting on their laurels and taking refuge in the antiquated phrase “we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.” Then as we kicked off 2020 with a booming economy, COVID-19 barreled into the United States like a freight…
Posted On Wednesday, 24 February 2021 00:00 Written by
My 13-yr old son and I hopped in the JEEP to go grab a Garden Burger at the only restaurant he’ll order a burger from: Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in South Jordan, UT. In fact, he gets two Garden Burgers, which to us is thrilling, as he won’t eat anywhere else (incredibly, he always passes up the Concrete shakes, which are other-worldly good, since he’s going 4 years strong off of sugar…he’s like SuperBoy). Picky is an understatement for our son.  He demands to know the type of cow and where it grew up that he’s eating, and Nielsen’s staff has walked us through their process, so our health nut boy feels good about what he’s consuming. As we drove past multiple gas stations we hit Maverik to fill up the tank because it was a Friday night, and that means only one thing: We will be in a serious line for the burger. Pulling into the parking…
Posted On Tuesday, 23 February 2021 00:00 Written by
Part 3 in a series. Part 2: Would You Get a C Score on Your Relationship Report Card? Want to Kick Your Score From a C to an A+? Author Greg Godek Shares How a Relationship Report Card Boosts Love & RomancePart 1: Need a Little Romance Tip for Valentine's Day? Get the Scoop From Mr. Romance Himself, Greg Godek, Author of 1001 Ways to Be Romantic Greg Godek Sure, you could buy some roses.Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner.Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates. But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else. Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic is a romance kit “worth memorizing” (Boston Herald). It’s a…
Posted On Friday, 19 February 2021 00:00 Written by
There’s nothing worse than being a non-profit organization when that was not your intention! The first issue to address is that profit is a good thing. Companies don’t survive without it. Jobs do not endure without company profit. Yes, profit is a necessary component of your business plan, and we should be proud when we make a profit. It shows that we had the initiative to figure out how to make our revenues exceed our expenses. With profit, we can retain some of the earnings for capital expenditures so that we can expand and produce more products or render more services over time. With profit, we can return some of it to the shareholders who enabled the entity to exist in the first place. With profit, we can entertain the idea of giving our personnel raises in pay and can hire more people to grow even more. With profit, we can expand our…
Posted On Friday, 19 February 2021 00:00 Written by
”Third and thirty-three” certainly tells the story of Super Bowl LV played in Tampa, Florida on February 7th, 2021. That was the call by CBS announcer Jim Nantz as Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was “sacked” by the Tampa Bay Bucs defense. Chasing Mahomes all night seemed to be the highlight of SB LV, also called “the double-nickel”. The hype preceding the game was certainly overblown considering the final score: Bucs 31, Chiefs 9. You are reading that correctly “nine” points in 60-minutes for the Chiefs! No touchdowns, which was not Mahomes style as he threw 38 touchdowns and 4,740 yards this season. The Chiefs only had 3 field goals by kicker Harrison Butker. BTW, while I’m on the subject of field goal kickers, Ryan Succop, field goal kicker for the Bucs was drafted #256 by the Chiefs out of South Carolina. He was the last draft choice in the 2009 draft earning him the title  “Mr. Irrelevant” created by Paul…
Posted On Friday, 19 February 2021 00:00 Written by
What do people say about you when you’re not there? Are you the type of person who buys FIVE $1 Lottery Tickets every day and hands them out to random people who do their job well as you interact with them? Keep reading to learn about this fascinating person who lives The Promise named Dr. Louis Sportelli! The Promise to be uniquely you, and spreading your goodness, is how you will be thought of and remembered. Do you make people laugh? Do you make people think? Do you do anything at all that is memorable? I remember the first time I was trying to come up with a parody to the classic song, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and daughter, Natalie Cole. Eventually I decided to just sing it straight because I didn’t want to ruin this beautiful song for everyone forever – as I have with all the parodies I have created. You’re…
Posted On Tuesday, 16 February 2021 00:00 Written by
With the lessening of COVID-19 restrictions, we are denying the healthful needs of young people. As adults, you and I were fortunate to go where and when we pleased – well, for the most part. My youth was hampered somewhat by the ‘Great Depression’ but, for the most part, I didn’t have to be “sheltered-in” or wear a mask when outside or being with people. I was in school during World War II, but my ability to play outside was not affected as it is with our youth today. For most of my youth, I could –and did – go to school and be with my classmates on a daily basis. Distance learning was not available. Today’s students are limited by staying at home and receiving instruction via the computer.  This wonderful internet device has given us tremendous access that wasn’t available to me. However, it takes second place to…
Posted On Friday, 12 February 2021 00:00 Written by
Part 2 in a series. Part 1: Need a Little Romance Tip for Valentine's Day? Get the Scoop From Mr. Romance Himself, Greg Godek, Author of 1001 Ways to Be Romantic Greg Godek Sure, you could buy some roses.Yes, you could cook an elegant romantic dinner.Of course, you could give a heart-shaped box of chocolates. But sometimes you want to do more than that. Sometimes you want to show just how much you really care, how much passion you really feel, and how much more your partner means to you than absolutely anything else. Packed with unique suggestions, easy gestures, and thoughtful gift ideas, 1001 Ways to Be Romantic is a romance kit “worth memorizing” (Boston Herald). It’s a must-have for anyone, in any relationship (whether dating, engaged, or married for 50+ years!) who wants to spark some more love in their lives.
Posted On Wednesday, 10 February 2021 00:00 Written by
One of the great writers of his time was James Allen (1864-1912) He was a British philosopher and pioneer of the self-help movement. His book, As a Man Thinketh, is one of the most read books of that era. His brilliant approach to creating the best of life’s possibilities impacted the lives of many.  If life is, at any given time a prison in which to labor or a garden in which to bloom, Allen eloquently moved his readers steadily toward the garden. I hope you enjoy these excerpts from his book, The Life Triumphant! Every being lives in his own mental world. His joys and sorrows are the creations of his own mind, and are dependent upon the mind for their existence. In the midst of the world, darkened with many sins and sorrows, in which the majority live, there abides another world, lighted up with shining virtues and…
Posted On Friday, 05 February 2021 00:00 Written by
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