Confidence left the building, in your mind’s eye, you despise how you look – even though it’s a brand-new outfit and you thought it was great until…. Something happened and your self-talk went into witness protection.  Nowhere to be found is the real life you – you know…the successful, attractive badass that you really are.
So, what’s the deal? Maybe you ran into your ex with his new love, and she looks gorgeous Or you run into a past old friend on the same day your power went out (for days) and you feel like you looked like  a complete wreck… Or maybe this scenario happens – You’ve been waiting for this date with a new great guy and as the day gets closer, your image of yourself slides so far down you can’t even scrape it off the floor? What is this really about? Imposter Syndrome?  Maybe…
Posted On Friday, 11 March 2022 00:00 Written by
Tomorrow night I have a serious dilemma: 1 – My Dad invited me to attend a seminar of a powerful speaker he feels is the smartest man he’s ever heard, it starts at 7 PM, an hour’s drive from my home; 2 – My son’s basketball coach organized a one-time only Fathers vs. Sons game and pizza party to celebrate our boys having just gone undefeated for the season, starting at 7 PM, a 5 minute drive from my home.
Herein lies the great Promise Dilemma – which promise outweighs the other? I have not committed to either at this point.  I have no true obligation in terms of what I have agreed to do.  Unfortunately there is no way I can make it logistically to both due to travel distance. So, what is the dilemma? As a SON: I Promise to be a support, good son, and honor my…
Posted On Wednesday, 09 March 2022 00:00 Written by
Now that Facebook has changed their name to Meta to stake their claim on the personal and business use of Virtual Reality (VR) environments — the Metaverse – will this finally establish VR and/or Augmented Reality (AR) as commonplace technologies?
Despite many advancements in the past decade, VR and AR applications seemingly have not taken hold in the same way as our devices and other technologies like new 2D video game platforms or your tablet, or streaming services and social media, have. Why? To understand why and see its potential, let’s start with understanding the difference between VR and AR. Understanding VR Virtual reality requires the user to close themselves off from the real world by entering a specialized room filled with 360-degree high-definition screens, by entering a VR simulator like a professional flight simulator or by wearing a VR headset, so the user can be fully immersed in a…
Posted On Tuesday, 08 March 2022 00:00 Written by
Boy, you can really get a bad case of whiplash given the market volatility and the revisions to numbers around job creation. It almost is too much to handle when the MBS market bounces around fifty or sixty points a day in either direction, job revisions are in the hundreds of thousands of jobs, then add to it oil going crazy, and it can be a real challenge. All you can do is live in the day! Don’t dwell in the past or try to predict the future; just take it one step at a time while moving forward! Unemployment numbers this morning and the jobs report Friday morning we add yet more to the pile of potential market movers. So, keep your focus and prepare yourself, your team, and your clients to expect that things can change on any or all the information. The next thing I wanted to…
Posted On Monday, 07 March 2022 00:00 Written by
Just last week the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) declared Mandaloun owned by Juddmonte, an international horse racing enterprise founded by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, Mandaloun the Kentucky Derby winner just as they had declared Medina Spirit, who tested positive in the 2021 Kentucky Derby, ineligible. Mandaloun had finished second. Medina Spirit was found to have Betamethasone, an illegal substance banned on race day in Kentucky. Medina Spirit died in December 2021 following a workout at the Santa Anita racetrack.
Medina Spirit was trained by Bob Baffert who has been suspended for two years by KHRC This would have been Baffert’s seventh Kentucky Derby win. And, of course, Baffert’s lawyer will appeal. Baffert is a hall of fame trainer and if you read his horse racing accomplishments, it is easy to see why. Unfortunately, if you look more closely and were to compare Baffert’s total career wins and suspensions it is obvious it is…
Posted On Friday, 04 March 2022 00:00 Written by
After she fell asleep for her final evening as a 45-year old, I snuck out of the bedroom to get to work on setting up the kitchen table for her “surprise” in the morning. I was up quite late, and woke up extra early to get things ready, kids up and dressed, cake and treats set out, balloons and lights ready, snow shoveled outside, so when she entered the kitchen all would be perfect as planned for her special birthday.
At 7 AM we turned on the tunes, cranked to 11, playing The Beatles “Birthday”  song (“They say it’s your birthday!  It’s my birthday, too yeah!”) as the kids and I danced around while Mommy was welcomed to the kitchen & thrilled to see the “surprise” – the table set all pretty for her birthday.   Tami was shocked at how great the table looked this time. She is the…
Posted On Wednesday, 02 March 2022 00:00 Written by
I want you to take a moment and ask yourself: are you afraid of change? Many answer with a flat-out “yes,” some may answer “yes, depending on the circumstance,” and a select few answer “not really” or “not at all.” Are those individuals who answered “no” to fearing change fearless? Not at all; everyone fears something. However, change not being one of their fears is most likely a result of them being Anticipatory as a business leader and an individual in society today. What Causes Change Today? Our fear of change stems from primordial survival; when our environment shifts, we feel vulnerable to danger, whatever that danger may be. If you identify that you do fear change, understanding where change comes from is a starting point in overcoming it. Today, the most prominent force of change is digital disruptions. These disruptions have displaced jobs, products, services — nearly anything you can imagine. Anticipatory business…
Posted On Tuesday, 01 March 2022 00:00 Written by
We had a great deal of interesting information in the January housing report. Some of it makes complete sense, while other data is interesting. Existing Home Sales were up 6.7% in January, and it is estimated that there will be 6.5 million units sold in 2022. While forecasting sales for new construction is a bigger challenge given labor and supply chain issues, the purchase market looks strong even in the face of rising interest rates. Many site inventory as a challenge, I believe that inventory is more of an excuse than a reason. While many believe inventory is a critical component in the market, the old thought process that a six-month supply of homes for sale as a neutral market must be reviewed as a key measure. Since we are seeing solid sales, we must accept the thought that housing doesn’t sit on the market. In fact, the average home…
Posted On Monday, 28 February 2022 00:00 Written by
The District of Columbia ranks first, with the largest percentage of single-person households overall - 44.75%. The District of Columbia has a large proportion of business professionals and has the lowest median age of all states. This means that there are many people living alone while they pursue their careers. North Dakota ranks second, with 33.66% of all households being single-person households. North Dakota has seen a recent boom in population, increasing by 15.83 percent between the 2010 and 2020 census - this may be partly due to the fact that the state leads the US in job creation, attracting young professionals. These factors are likely to play a large role in the high number of single-person households.
Vermont ranks third, with 31.64% of all households being made up of single people.  Further Insights: The research also details the states with the highest proportion of widowers and divorcees.…
Posted On Thursday, 24 February 2022 07:25 Written by
A man who had served in four tours of duty for the US Military, received three Purple Hearts, experienced extreme difficulty integrating back into society due to PTSD, anxiety, and having nearly been killed multiple times in war. Once back home, veteran Joseph Serna was on probation for his alcohol struggles, which he used to fight the demons of his mind.
Sadly, the Judge had to sentence the decorated serviceman to one night in the county jail. Shockingly, Judge Lou Olivera, after driving Serna to the jail, joined the fellow military man in the jail cell for the night so his comrade could make it through and have someone there to talk to, as the Judge too had served in the military in the Gulf War. The article from WRAL says: “A judge’s act of compassion has a former Fort Bragg soldier promising to get his life back on…
Posted On Wednesday, 23 February 2022 00:00 Written by
 
Posted On Wednesday, 23 February 2022 00:00 Written by
How many of you reading this right now cringe at the thought of going to your general healthcare practitioner for your yearly physical, your dentist for a simple cleaning, or your optometrist for a vision screening? If so, you’re not alone. Many individuals sit in the waiting room of whichever doctor they’re visiting at the moment, wishing this could be done in any simpler way possible. They imagine what it would be like if, just like your job, you could do this remotely: log in to a computer and meet with your doctor from afar. Well, this fantasy has always been a reality in some ways, but as of recently, it is absolutely authentic and attainable by the masses! Telemedicine is here en masse, and has staying power in ways never before seen. Now, thanks to the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020, telemedicine is almost as common as remote work,…
Posted On Tuesday, 22 February 2022 00:00 Written by
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