It’s Time for Paid Vacation and Holidays for All

It’s Time for Paid Vacation and Holidays for All

Now that President Trump has signed into law a National Day of Patriotism (whatever that is – we shall soon see), It’s also a good time to start a National conversation about it the fact that we don’t require companies in the United States to provide any paid holidays or vacation pay.  After all, the United Sates has fewer holidays than any other industrialized nation.

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And

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Changing Your Tomorrow and Our Nation’s Tomorrow, Today

Changing Your Tomorrow and Our Nation’s Tomorrow, Today

f2e36ef1Today is December 6, 2016.  Tomorrow, 75 years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and killed 2,117 Americans.  It is a day that lives in infamy and a day that we, as Americans should never forget.

Every few years, I watch the 1980 movie, The Final Countdown, where the USS Nimitz goes back in time to December 6, 1941 and the crew must make the decision to engage the Japanese carrier attack group and prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor or to let history play out. I won’t tell you what happens in the movie, but I did want to say something about how today’s choices and decisions affect tomorrow for ourselves and our Nation. read more
The Compound Effect – Begin With the End In Mind

The Compound Effect – Begin With the End In Mind

In a former life, I was a professional triathlete and triathlon coach. I helped athletes with a wide range of athletic backgrounds accomplish one of the greatest physical tests of endurance known to man: completing the Ironman, a combined 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run. When clients would first come to me and ask for advice about their training plan, they would inevitably

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Are You Making Every Effort?

Are You Making Every Effort?

Are You Making Every EffortFrom what I can tell regarding taking notes, there are “note takers” and then there is me.  I’m not an obsessive note taker like some people I know who try to act as a dictaphone, writing down every word a speaker says.  You can probably remember that person from college who during a lecture seemed like they were doing more writing than listening.  I guess in 2016 when it concerns

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Are We Ready to Bury QR Codes or is Food Labeling Their Savior?

Are We Ready to Bury QR Codes or is Food Labeling Their Savior?

QR Codes - Can Food Labeling Save theM- (1)Recently, President Obama signed bill S. 764 that puts into place a federal standard for foods that have been made with genetically modified organisms, ABC News reports.

But that’s not what I want to write about.  For now, I don’t want to get into whether or not we should be labeling foods that contain GMO or not.  We should, but that’s not the point here.

What I wanted to discuss for a moment is the rebirth of the QR code.  That square little symbol that you see sometimes and aren’t quite sure what to do with it. The basic premise is that anyone with a QR reader can “snap”

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