Full or Fulfilled?

“Habu Hachi Bu” (eat until you are only 80% full)
~ Confucius

Several years ago I coached a very successful businessman (I’ll call him James) who shared a deeply telling comment from his wife.

“Just how much is enough, James?”

He had a great life, a fat bank account, a devoted family, extensive social circle, community respect, good health, and … never quite enough business. A classic American striver.

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Ugly Children and Other Blunders

We have been using Arkansas Browning Animal Clinic ever since the animal rescue group where we found a loved animal recommended them. That was over 15 years ago, and since that time they have lovingly cared for numerous four-footed family members. As she has cared for our critters we have watched Dr. Alice develop her practice and business and, like all small business owners, learn a lot of lessons along the way.  Besides being a really good vet she’s become a savvy business person.

So, when I overheard Karen at the front desk relate how an internet marketing guru-wannabe had told the office manager they were doing everything wrong, I cringed. To top it off, said “guru” wouldn’t talk further to anyone but Dr. Alice.

The guy is SO wrong in so many ways.

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