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40 in 40: Lesson #27

40 in 40: #27 One of my sons went through a difficult experience recently. It was not something he had anticipated, not a situation he wanted to be in, and changing the situation was going to be painful. No parent wants to see their kid deal with a painful situation. But pain is inevitable
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40 in 40: Lesson #26

  40 in 40: #26 Some weeks I work really long hours. In fact the next 6 months are likely to take quite a few hours per week to accomplish what I want to. I won't be working 80 hours every week but it's going to be a lot. I rarely let my inbox
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40 in 40: Lesson #25

40 in 40: #25 By the time I was 20 I thought I had life all figured out. By the time I was 30 I thought I had "arrived". Now that I'm turning 40 I realize how much I have to learn about everything. That doesn't diminish what I know. I know quite a
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40 in 40: Lesson #24

40 in 40: #24 I spent my 20's thinking about things. I liked things. Wanted more things. It wasn't all I thought about but it took up more mental real estate than I wished. I would spend a lot of time organizing and reorganizing my things. It's how I exercised control over my
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Weekly Update 9-26-11

Highlights From The Last 7 Days The scoop: Team Blue Ocean Ideas has started a number of new projects in the last week: one working on a real estate photo sharing site, one for the 3rd largest association in Baltimore where we are helping to lead and shape their marketing efforts, and
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40 in 40: Lesson #22

40 in 40: #22 Some posts are easy to write. Today is Elise's 44th Birthday. I've known her for 22 of the 44 years. Been married for 20. When we were married I knew she was a terrific women. What has floored me since then was the depth at which we have been knit
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40 in 40: Lesson #19

40 in 40: #19 I'm a little behind on my 40 in 40. I've spend the last 10 days tending to a kid with a broken leg, starting fall sports, marathon training, and taking on some significant new Blue Ocean Ideas projects. It's been hectic to say the least. For one of our
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40 in 40: Lesson #16

40 in 40: #16 My weekend was awesome: Finished a client meeting Friday at 5:30pm Dinner with Elise Friday night Tutti Frutti after dinner with Seth Early Saturday morning reading and praying Ran 18 miles with my cousin John Saturday morning (he's a stud: ran 21) Football with my friends on the Pain Relievers (SOBO sports league) Went
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40 in 40: Lesson #15

40 in 40: #15 I ask a lot of questions. Not nearly as many questions as my business partner, Brody Bond, but I still ask my fair share and then some. In 1996 I asked a question of the CFO that landed me a new job at Erickson Retirement Communities. In 2006 I asked
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40 in 40: Lesson #13

40 in 40: #13 I am not a very good bold faced liar. I get a squeamish look on my face when I try and anyone with any intuition whatsoever can tell that I am lying. So if it is a question like "Is it black or white?" the answer comes out
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