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Darn Those Distractions!

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
- Zig Ziglar

Once you eliminate your distractions your focus becomes very clear. But it almost seems as if the moment a person makes a decision to place energy on something that is of vital importance, people or situations crop up to take attention away from it.

Have you ever had a crucial deadline at work and out of nowhere the entire office staff shows up in your space for random chit-chat? Pay attention. I noticed this with a tad bit of humor when I recently had a project that was due, now! I was super focused on what I was doing; smoke was coming out of my ears. But somehow, coworkers suddenly decided they wanted my ear on certain matters. I took the time to politely address one individual, only to have that person leave and for another to show up. After noticing the trend, I started to giggle. I promptly picked up my laptop, disappeared and located a vacant conference room so I could work …

10 Practical Tips To Help Loved Ones Affected By Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey has come and gone. Needless to say, if you are reading this post either you live in Houston and were directly affected by the experience or you’ve heard and seen the news. I could sit here and recount some of the stories most may not have heard about. I could tell you about what lessons have been learned. They are numerous. But in truth, it does not bode well to dwell on the past. The hurricane came, it flooded many parts Houston and then it went on its way, finally.

Where we are is Now. As someone who believes Now is the most important place to be, I’d like to shift the focus to the overwhelming need there is to support our friends and neighbors as they begin the process of restoring their lives.

The damage to the city is widespread. The task now at hand for those where the water is receding is to get started on the clean up and restoration work. Anyone who is willing and available to help those who have been devastated by this storm with physical help, it will be …