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LIFE LESSONS

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

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 WELL

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

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.

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

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


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

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…


FORGIVENESS

The big picture helped me untangle the questionable logic of the forgiven

Remember Michael Vick?

The NFL chose him as one of the 2020 Pro Bowl captains. It’s an honor conveyed on those players who have contributed to the sport through their outstanding performance and personal contribution.

The public’s initial reaction? Thousands signed petitions asking the NFL to rescind their decision based on Vick’s past…


The truth about chasing your dreams of success and independence

Regardless of your particular goal — to create the next best-selling phone app, buy a fast-food franchise, or grow your fledgling used car business into the number one automobile dealership in the state — it probably started with great ambitions and dreams of financial independence.

But if, after several years…

Roger A. Reid, Ph.D.

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