Are You A Doer?

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If you read this blog, you are probably a doer.  Show you a problem, and you get busy fixing it.  You believe in the motto Don’t just stand there, do something.  And for many situations, that is indeed a winning formula. Organize the garage Update your resume Leave a toxic relationship Call that old friend Get the medical check-up A long list that requires attention and commitment to get done.   …
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The Problem Solving Tool You Can’t Live Without

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One of the most useful tools you can use for your life and your business is reframing. Canadian-born Lila Scott, a brilliant psychoanalyst and mentor, first exposed me to the idea of reframing many years ago when I lived in Caracas.   She told me about a couple who came to her who were struggling to raise their teenage children. They were tired and frustrated and complained that their children were …
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Think Bigger. Act Smarter. Live Richer.

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www.biggersmarterricher.com Here is our new logo and we are thrilled.  Thank you so much for sending your thoughts! You are people who strive to THINK BIGGER. Thinking bigger notices changed circumstances and fresh perspectives – opening up new possibilities. Then we can ACT SMARTER, making better choices.  We know who we are and what we want to accomplish. And when we are achieving the results we want while being true …
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How High Can You Go?

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On a recent weekend, I spent a day south of Seattle exploring Mt. Rainier National Park with my friends. Curious about how Rainier’s height compared to other mountains, I looked it up and was reminded it’s not just about elevation, but also prominence. Elevation is the distance above sea level. Prominence is the distance above the surrounding countryside. Rainier has both, giving it an imposing and majestic presence. When a …
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Stopping Too Soon

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The Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver are enchanting, especially on a late afternoon in June, the trees are exquisitely layered in green, yellow greens and deep burgundy.  Purple, yellow and orange flowering plants and shrubs are artfully clustered around winding paths that take you from Mediterranean to Sino Himalayan landscapes, from vast lawns with dappled edges to intimate paths through stands of redwoods and a quiet fern dell. My …
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