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Looking Forward

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: Be empowered and recognized as someone on the way up–a winner in everything you do.  You will be considered one, if people see you taking action.  Look for three-dimensional mentors.  You can often find them in biographies.....
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Should Things Be Easier?

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: It is wonderful to wake up and have everything just the way you want. But is that realistic? Yes, there are some people who SEEM to be blessed by a golden hand that follows them everywhere they go, but if you dwell on that you will...
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The Past, Present, and Future

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I am attending the 39th convention of the National Speakers Association. As you can imagine, there are over 1000 people here who are mostly professional plus those just starting out. We also have 100 youth attending the program...
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How Do You Deal With Change?

From the Journal of the S.O.B. We certainly know there is nothing so constant as change. Yet it is the one thing that drives us nuts! The older we get, the harder it is to make changes and that’s what keeps us in our little boxes. As S.O.B.’s who are...
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What Makes A Champion?

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I had quite a day today watching the coverage on the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary and the Wimbledon championship. Although very different events, they each brought out the best in the people involved. All the unsung heroes of the Apollo...
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Why You Need Persistence

From the Journal of the S.O.B. Persistence is one of my favorite words. It really expresses who I am. It has been both a curse and a blessing. It keeps me pursuing things I want to do and sometimes keeps me there too long, however it’s usually a positive in my...
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Happy 4th of July

The long weekend will be upon us shortly and once again I must take the opportunity of championing what the 4th really means.  Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4,...
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A Belated Happy Daddy’s Day

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I hope all of you who are Dads had a happy day yesterday and those of you who celebrated Father’s Day with your Dad or hubby made it great as well. I have to say that I had the greatest Dad ever. He worked a lot (had his own...
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Memorial Data and All It Means

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: This is such an important day. We honor all the men and women who served and died in the U.S. Military. Too often we forget why we have the day off from work, or why businesses are closed and even why the schools are closed. We are very...
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Are You Doing the Work?

From the Journal of the SOB: It’s interesting as to how many people wish for things that are achievable however they seem to want them through a magic pill. You’ve heard that most things worth getting are worth working for and it is so true. You...
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How to Reinvent Yourself

From the S.O.B. Journal: Age is not a number–it’s a state of mind. Who and what do you put into your life to make you come alive? What makes you smile and quiver with excitement? What boosts your energy? Participate in activities that challenge and stretch...
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Happy Easter and Passover

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: Isn’t it interesting how so many religions have celebrations around the same calendar time. Which really means we are more alike than different. And there should be more peace and harmony in the world. I love people and so do most...
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Find Your Balance

People talk about balance all the time. As a matter of fact, I am putting a series together on that exact subject. However, I am a firm believer that one person’s balance is not someone else’s. And it is so important to find yours. You can be busy some or...
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Fire Up Your S.O.B. Spirit!

S.O.B.’s have fire, don’t ever quit and get immense joy and pleasure out of what you do. You make a difference, and because you are sassy and “mature,” you get away with a lot more than you used to. You are the inspiration for your mentees,...
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Be Your Powerful You

As we wrap up Spunky Old Broad month, I wanted to leave you with a powerful message on being a powerful you. People often get the two words assertive and aggressive mixed up, especially when it comes to women. When you are assertive which simply means believing you...
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Happy BIrthday to Me!

Yes, Tuesday the 19th is my birthday and it’s been another amazing year gone by. So many changes and yet so much staying the same. I am blessed with good friends, fabulous family and amazing pets. I do what I love and love what I do. Yes, a few more aches and...
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Spunky Old Broad Month

From the journal of the S.O.B.: Yes, it’s that time again. February is Spunky Old Broad month and it already has been making the publicity rounds. I haven’t even announced the new S.O.B. of the Year (which will happen next week) and I am getting calls from...
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How are you handling loss?

To continue on with my personal journey, I thought I would tackle the subject of loss. Certainly all of you have experienced some type of loss in your life. Some are more  painful than others but none of them are easy to deal with. I lost my son, then my husband and...
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Reflections on 2018

Since next week is Christmas, this is my last missive of the year. It’s a time to reflect, to be grateful, to give thanks and to also think about what you want and will do in the new year. As I look back, even though I have been through a lot, there is nothing I...