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Don’t “Eat That Frog” if You’re an Entrepreneur reflections written by jordan Sep 05, 2022

“Eat That Frog” is terrible advice for entrepreneurs.

Almost as bad is the advice to ask yourself, “do I have the freedom to _____________?’”

Let me explain.

Mark Twain is credited with saying, “If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in...

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Daily Haiku - Tactful Tongue daily encouragement written by paul Jul 11, 2022

excessive asking
turns away worthiest child
needs irrelevant

 

My son (daughter): May you ask for favor with both hands, honest boldness in one and keen awareness in the other. Let no obstacle in your path stop you, for our God is like the waters He made, able to find a secret way or overwhelm...

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Daily Haiku - Wake-Up Alarm daily encouragement written by paul Jul 10, 2022

five nine to zeroes
crooning squawks as gentle nudge
shattered dreaming done

My son (daughter): May you wake always with hope and optimism, and take up the weight of the day with pride and voracious appetite. It is easy to instantly say to yourself, “Today I must do this and that and talk to...

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Daily Haiku - Fire Sprinkler daily encouragement written by paul Jul 09, 2022

flaming night terror
sudden damaging flood stream
salvation we plan

 

My son (daughter): May you welcome salvation even when it shakes the pride out of you. Rescue and escape from harm or prison does not always look like a storybook ending or a cool dude turning his back on an explosion. May...

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Daily Haiku - Rhythm daily encouragement written by paul Jul 08, 2022

step step triple step
turn around do it again
moving together

 

My son (daughter): A good life is balanced. Not like a table is stable, but like a bicycle. Life is a thing in motion, and balance comes in the moment and its context not strictly from one action or another. May you always...

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How to Invest in Yourself to Become Wealthy reflections written by jordan Jul 08, 2022

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I posed this question to Elena Cardone, wife to Billionaire Grant Cardone and millionaire in her own right:

"How do you...

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Daily Haiku - Water daily encouragement written by paul Jul 07, 2022

humidity cursed
raindrops draw shouts from all tongues
in cup a blessing

 

My son (daughter): May you position yourself for success, and be aware of relationship above all things. The race is not to the swift, and success not to the skilled. May you be like water, fitting the situation you are...

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Daily Haiku - Robin daily encouragement written by paul Jul 06, 2022

egg left far behind
turns to savage tail with beak
bothersome down gone

 

My son (daughter): May you shed your irritating childish ways as aggressively as a hatchling escaping its confining shell! Down may be comfortable, but it is unbecoming on the full-fledged champion of light you were born...

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Daily Haiku - Years daily encouragement written by paul Jul 05, 2022

mans efforts stand one
a city stand one hundred
one thousand divine

 

My son (daughter): Nothing made will last forever. May you make things anyway. Even a string of grass can bring joy for a few moments, and that is worthwhile. Still, there are things which last longer than others. Tools of...

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Daily Haiku - Independence daily encouragement written by paul Jul 04, 2022

violent breakup
birth of nations and adults
apple harvesting

 

My son (daughter): May you come to understand authority well, the most vital binding in life. With authority comes organization and cooperation, but it is itself subject to corruption just as individuals are. May you know when to...

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Daily Haiku - Carpet daily encouragement written by paul Jul 03, 2022

clover underfoot
soft and gentle between toes
man installs carpet

 

My son (daughter): May you come to value and cherish discomfort, being stronger when others expect you to slacken and complain. What God gives is often uncomfortable, but you grow in the uncomfortable miles and uncomfortable...

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What is the Work of God? An Update on Recent Events
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What is the Work of God? An Update on Recent Events reflections written by paul Jul 02, 2022

There are many ideas of God and gods, devils and demons and angels.

While billions all over the world cop to one organized viewpoint or another, I’ve found that within each religious group there is often a great diversity of opinion—far more than a mere analysis of sects and leaders...

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