FRANKLY FRIDAYS

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Hold on Loosely
Legs clenching the seat. Eyes rapidly moving. I was squeezing the controls with fierce determination to control this million-dollar machine. I was failing. Swaying back and forth, bobbing up and...
Hold on Loosely
Legs clenching the seat. Eyes rapidly moving. I was squeezing the controls with fierce determination to control this million-dollar machine. I was failing. Swaying back and forth, bobbing up and...
Now We Know
We’re climbing out of the deep end, numb to what just happened to us. The “new” normal is starting to feel a whole lot like the old normal. In the months ahead it seems that our days in...
Vendors vs. Practitioners
“All of these problems you have are self-inflicted,” he said in the nicest way possible. "You’re acting like a vendor instead of owning your role as a practitioner.” “What’s the...
Be A Tree
A few days before Thanksgiving I set off into a new patch of woods behind our home. My mission was to clear a new trail that we could enjoy when good weather returned. In a few effortless steps, I...
Do Turkeys Have Moms?
Our house is far behind us, along with the toys and televisions. We turn on a road. Who knows where it goes? Scenery is our only mission. At stop signs and lights, we turn left then right,...
What We Used To Tell Ourselves
Take a look around... 1,600 team members reinvented their entire way of serving customers in less than a week. Millions of dollars in business are being conducted from kitchen tables each hour...
When my family lost everything…
What do you do when your entire world stops on a dime? When my family's company was put out of business by the 2008 economic crisis, the wind was knocked out of my soul. We were forced to let go...
Seller Agrees To The Following Terms
Selling price of ____. Will pay closing costs and fees up to ____. Agrees to complete transaction by ____ date. Negotiates additional terms of ____. Will not complete transaction if _____. This...
The Voices of Perfection And Progress
“I’m going to keep working on my plan first” “I think I need to find the right tools first” “I need to save some more money first” “I need to find more time first.” “I’m not...