Estimating versus counting

Estimating versus counting

Either I was in denial or my brain was playing tricks on me. I estimated that we had about 40-45 bankers and file boxes in storage or around the office awaiting the trip to storage. Nope, not even close. I was taking a load of papers to the basement to await shredding...
Communicating More

Communicating More

In the previous post we resolved to communicate more. Yesterday, I set out to do that and two and a half hours and one panic attack later I went home mentally exhausted. It appears a glitch in an update locked me out of the website administrators page. It also gave...
I resolve

I resolve

As we tend to do at the end of a year we reflect on the past and focus on the future. In my reflections it became apparent that I was failing to communicate well and as frequently as I should. I further realized toward the end of the year that technology was using me...
Fighting my Brain

Fighting my Brain

Richard Feynman has a wonderful quote that sums up a problem we have not just with finances and the modern world but with our very own brains. The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool. I think we have all...
Social Media Fast – Week 4

Social Media Fast – Week 4

It’s hard to believe it is already the end of four weeks without Social Media. Thanksgiving was the hardest. Reflecting upon it, I believe it stems from the fact that I had more free time. I also had an urge to share good deals I found that others might be...

Social Media Experiment – Doing Without

I’ve quit. Gone cold turkey. I’m doing without social media for the month of November. It won’t kill me but it should break the habit. The modern world is designed to capture your attention using all the latest in research and the science of...

Thoughts on recent Boy Scouts of America program changes

We tend to have visceral reactions to the unexpected. The Boy Scouts of America announcing their admittance of girls is one that has elicited a lot of reactions. As a current Cubscout leader, son of leaders, and a former Cubscout and Boy Scout my reaction has been...
Reflections on a goal achieved.

Reflections on a goal achieved.

On June 4th 2016 my family and I arrived at the house we would be staying at for a week long vacation on Hilton Head Island. It was to be a gathering of most of the family members on my wife’s side of the family to catch up, to enjoy each other’s company,...

Pause, reflect, and move forward intentionally

Disbelief, Shock, Anger, Confusion. The emotions are running the gamut this morning. The polls said one thing and you are experiencing the opposite. Much like the UGA football fans in the TN game your emotions are going through a whipsaw of disbelief. I am here to...