The following is an excerpt form Mark's new book:  The Family Business Teeter Totter.     Have you ever tried hiring a personal trainer? Whether or not you have, ask yourself ...

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Don't Wait

Nov 27, 2018

Photo by: Tom Goober   Don’t Wait…   Not too long ago, I was talking with some people and one of the persons in on the conversation stated,   We’ve never ...

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Do you have enemies?

Oct 29, 2018

Photo by: rrllmm392  Do you have enemies?   Do you? How do you define the word ENEMY? In our age of divisiveness, one can find plenty of enemies…OR, not…  For you, ...

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Compete...

Sep 26, 2018

Photo by: Peter Mooney     Compete... Did you grow up a competitor? Did you like to compete? Whether it was for your parents’ attention, the biggest piece of cake, ...

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"Unplug!" ???

Aug 15, 2018

Photo by: Takao Goto  "Unplug!" ???  “Mark is unplugged. But even though he is, he sent this. Encouraging us all to unplug…even a bit…”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMU9YWTQtjI             ...

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Photo by: Sebastian Toma   How Empty is Your Fuel Tank?   On a busy school morning, it is not uncommon to get everyone loaded up in the car to then discover that my fuel tank is in ...

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  Van Council of Van Michael Salon – an Interview   It was seeing the 1975 big screen smash Shampoo that had the Cartersville, Georgia native off and packing to cosmetology ...

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Bumper Bowling

May 22, 2018

Photo by: Roger DeWitt   Bumper Bowling… Full disclosure…I’m not a good bowler. BUT, I don’t think I need the bumpers on the lanes to avoid gutter balls. ...

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Two Little Letters

Apr 29, 2018

Photo by: duncan c Two little letters…   What is your history with the word NO? Maybe it’s a memory of your mother telling you to stop pulling your sister’s hair…Or, ...

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Out-of-Body Experience

Mar 23, 2018

Photo by: Teena Wildman   Have you ever found yourself in the awkward position of being the focus of a group conversation…one you never intended to be in from the start??? I ...

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Market Research

Feb 26, 2018

Photo by: Geek Nose   Financial services professionals have, as part of their compliance, something called the Know Your Customer Rule. Do you know your customers? Your clients? Two little ...

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Do you ever feel like you could use better judgment? Or maybe, you remember a time (I said maybe - I certainly can’t (I say as my nose grows…)) when you exercised poor judgment…   If, ...

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The Cobbler's Kids

Dec 18, 2017

I recently had an encounter reminiscent of the “cobbler’s kids.” You know the story… The cobbler makes shoes for others, but his kids have none… Well, what’s ...

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Photo by Joanna     I know that people everywhere this time of year are impatiently waiting by their electronic mailboxes for Mark’s November blog. LOL!! Right, Mark… With ...

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Photo by Tom Magliery Time…Be careful what you ask for   October. Almost time to set our clocks back…again…Time…flies…faster and faster…I ...

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Photo by Michael R. Heeding the Warning Signals By: Dave Williams   As much as I know they serve a very important function, I am not a fan of the warning lights on the dashboard.  ...

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 Fingernails on chalkboards…are sometimes necessary…   You know what I mean…Grating, irritating, annoying…For a moment let’s leave out the people we ...

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Ribbon Cutting

Jul 20, 2017

Photo by Ryan Johnson  Ribbon cutting…   Most of us have attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony. You know, where the new building named after a city founder is “christened.” ...

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Be of Good Cheer

Jun 26, 2017

Photo by:Wendy Harman    Be of good cheer…   Have you ever heard that saying? We often speak of Christmas cheer, or being in the Christmas spirit. Interesting that I should ...

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The Merry Go Round

May 26, 2017

Photo by: 100_7292   Do you remember your grade school playground carousel – your Merry Go Round? I have several memories of mine: Standing beside it trying to spin it faster ...

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