Ten years ago today I was in the middle of spending 7 months in a hospital, hoping to survive Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Memorial Day came early that year, and I wrote a blog at home since I was given a reprieve and allowed to spend time at home for the holiday weekend. You can read it Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage.Read More
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It’s the first Monday of 2014! David Allen, author of Getting Things Done and past Fortune/Gazelles Growth Summit speaker, recommends this day (or possibly another between Christmas and the New Year) as an excellent day to clean out your office, getting rid of anything you haven’t used in the past year.
Life isn’t fair, so get over it.
2013’s begun and we are already to the last Friday of the month of January!
Consider the situation facing George Washington, as supreme military commander of our nation’s revolutionary troops just prior to Christmas 1876.
A week ago on Friday I had lunch with a former client. It was my first time at a restaurant since February when my health issues began. Late Tuesday of that week, my doctor gave me permission to travel. With a credit we had for our missed March spring break vacation with the boys, my wife and I left late last Friday evening to visit the condo we share with her parents, for Mesa, Arizona. Imagine a tall balding fellow wearing a white surgical mask on the plane. That’s what I looked like in order to avoid the germs that plane flights are notorious for.
The range of emotions I’ve been through since learning I had Acute Myeloid Leukemia have often left me exhausted. Yet another range is the deep appreciation and sense of gratitude.
It’s difficult to describe the respect I have for Admiral Stockdale. The torture he faced at the hands of the Vietnamese was incredible. Yesterday I received some more brutal facts about how things might look moving forward.