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Seeing the Light

(Originally Published Sept. 2008)
I was sitting in the basement on a recent Monday night playing my football video game. The Bengals were moments away from crushing the Patriots, and then everything went dark.
While I was sitting deep in the man-cave of my basement, a storm had blown up and knocked out power.

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Time management, or the lack of it

Time management was never my strong suit, but a few years back I finally mastered the ability to start and finish a single task consistently.
Then I had kids.
In an ironic twist of fate, I had the ability to focus on one thing at a specific time for an extended period of time, but not the opportunity.

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Things I see differently now (a running list)

When I was single, I left the bathroom door open because no one else was around. When I go married, I left the bathroom door open a bit to hear my wife if she asked a question. Now my kids leave the bathroom door open and I can't lock it for fear of interrupting the potty training process.

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The smell of success

When launching a new business, experts will tell you the three most important things are location, location and location.

I can't say I disagree, but I think there's more to evaluating a location than many people realize. Yeah, the traffic flow is important. The look and character of an area matter too. But there's more than just what meets the eye to consider.