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                   --Lee Pound

Day 209 - Fascinating Personalities I Have Known

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One of the more interesting people I met when I first started at the Newport Ensign in 1979 was an advertising salesman named Don Rose. He had worked for Arvo Haapa at the paper for heaven knows how many years and was perhaps already 70 when I met him.

He was tall, wore very thick glasses […]

Day 208 - One Thing After Another Going Wrong?

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How many of you live lives where it seems like one thing after another goes wrong, when you can’t seem to catch a break? In this economy I’ll bet there are a lot of you. Money is tight, jobs are scarce, clients are hard to come by, dollars go out faster than they come in, […]

Day 207 - It's Time to Clean Up Your Mess

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A lot of people have piles of stuff hanging around their houses and offices just waiting to get dealt with.

The problem is that for the most part it never gets dealt with, it just sits there and makes us nervous and frustrated. It also keeps us from accomplishing what we want to do. There is […]

Day 206 - Another Use for Social Media

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I gave a speech to John Hall’s Advanced Career Strategies class at Brandman University in Irvine, California┬áthis morning, an introduction to using social media as a job search tool.

Most people think of social media as a networking medium but very few think it might be useful for searching for jobs. Those who are searching for […]

Day 205 - A Niche, A Search, A Product, Sales

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One of my hobbies has always been genealogy, or family history.

I was fascinated by history as early as first grade. I still have in┬ávery childish handwriting a list of Babylonian kings I copied out of an encyclopedia. After high school I started researching my own family and found a lot of fascinating information about their […]

Day 204 - A Return to Sanity

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It seems like so much has happened over the last few weeks with the Middle East demonstrations and revolts and with the tragic earthquake in Japan that we seem to be pulled from one ugly story to another without respite.

It’s easy to forget that virtually all of this is happening in five our six countries […]

Day 203 - How Bad Is It, Really

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Every generation thinks they’re having the toughest time in history and yearns to look back at the “good old days” when everything was fine, we all got along, and problems were fewer.

We lament the latest disasters, like the Japanese earthquake and the nuclear reactor explosions and think it is a horrible disaster, which it is. […]

Day 202 - Meet the Real World

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A lot of people live in a dream world where things are simple, there is an answer for everything, and success is just around the corner.

Now all of this is possible and in fact many people do find the answer, find success, and find the simple truths they can believe in.

However, the world is messier […]

Day 201 - It Can All Change in an Instant

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It only takes a few seconds for everything to change and we never know when it might happen. People going about their daily tasks can never know if the next moment will be the one when the great quake strikes, the tornado touches down, a hurricane comes to town, or a volcano erupts.

Yes, we have […]

Day 200 - It's Amazing How Little The Experts Know

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My mother’s cat was a one-person cat for all the years she had him. It didn’t matter who visited, the cat would disappear. Even if someone stayed for a few days, the cat would literally ignore that person.

When she passed away, the vet said that the cat would only be happy in a household with […]