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LIFE LESSONS

5 tips to bring your life into alignment with your true priorities and values.

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I haven’t been back to my old hometown in years.

The last time I was there, I felt like I was visiting a graveyard — lots of buried memories and too many headstones. It wasn’t long before I began to feel uncomfortable, and I knew it was time to leave.

A lot of it has to do with the recollection…

AGING WELL

The problems and challenges that confused and worried us thirty years ago are no longer the issue.

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Remember when the term Midlife Crisis was the most popular phrase in water cooler conversations?

It referred to the inevitable questions that emerge as we approach the mid-point of our lives: what purpose do I serve, and how do I find meaning in my life?

A midlife crisis was purported…

PRODUCTIVITY

Am I retired? Please stop asking that question.

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It happened again.

This time, I was at the gym, resting on one of the benches between sets. Without warning, it came right out of the blue — the same question I receive at least once a month . . .

“You’re retired, aren’t you?”

As usual, I felt a surge of irritation beginning to build.

Replying with as much indignation as I could…

MINDSET

How a friend’s predictions of the future changed my mind about getting older

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The last few birthdays have left me overwhelmed with frustration.

Because no matter how times I told myself that “age is just a number,” I couldn’t dispel the harbinger of death constantly reminding me I’m running out of time.

The fact that my personal life clock continued to tick off…

MINDSET/PRODUCTIVITY

10 ways to become the exception to the myth of aging

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“If only I could go with you,” Wendy sighed.
“You can’t go,” Peter said. “You’re too old. You’ve forgotten how to fly.”
“I am old, Peter. I am ever so much more than twenty. I grew up long ago.”
“You promised not to!”
“I couldn’t help it.”

When J.M. Barrie

LIFE LESSONS

5 suggestions for making better decisions, developing positive values, and living life from a much larger perspective

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I went to college to become an engineer — to learn math, physics, and principles of electrical design.

Black and white stuff. No gray in engineering.

As a college senior, I belonged to a plucky bunch.

Very sure of ourselves, we were confident we would change the world with our highly disciplined, university-trained minds. Maybe you saw us on the…

LIFE LESSONS

Bring your best to everything you do in life — because you never know when someone is looking

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My dad owned a small neighborhood grocery store in Yuma, Arizona.

In the mid-afternoon, when the store was empty of customers, he would move two hundred pounds of potatoes, two spuds at a time, from the shelf into a shopping cart.

When the shelf was empty, he would change the white butcher paper lining the bottom of the bin. Then he…

AGING

It’s the most urgent wake-up call you’ll ever receive. How will you answer it?

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It’s just a concrete driveway, with a couple of chalk marks on it.

At first glance, you might think the white lines had been drawn by kids setting up a free-throw line.

But no, I drew them.

I did it as an exercise in perspective.

And I encourage you to try it.

But I have to warn you: It’s going to bring you face-to-face with Father Time, and a constantly shrinking…

Determine what your vacation time is worth in dollars and cents — then make sure you receive everything you deserve!

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A few years ago, the idea of living a “balanced” life was being preached from seminar podiums, extolled by life coaches, and recommended by business consultants.

Touted as a pro-active philosophy to insure the “human experience” included equal attention to social, physical, spiritual, and professional activities, the concept promised a…

WORK

Constantly hunting for a better position could leave you empty-handed in the long-term

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At the time, I was heeding my internal voice — the one that kept telling me I didn’t have to put up with an unrewarding job because there was something better for me, something more suited for my particular talents and mindset.

So I followed my instincts

Mesmerized by the fantasy of finding the “Perfect…

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

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