How My Wife Embraced a New Business

Monday, October 10th was the 3 year anniversary of my wife signing the lease to open her new business, Monroe Eye Care LLC. In the midst of the financial crisis and chaos, on October 10, 2008, with no customers, no experience in running a business and no bank loan, she Embraced the Chaos by signing a three-year lease for a 1000 Sq. Ft. store in a strip mall for her piece of the American dream: a small business. With a […]

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New Rules for My 1st Grader

My 6-year-old daughter came into my basement office today and started goofing around while I was really focused on finishing something important. I just needed a few more minutes so to keep her occupied, I asked her to keep herself busy by writing whatever she wanted on the board behind my desk. After a few minutes she remarked, “Huh, there’s a lot of NOs papa”, as she pointed to the list she almost completed. I turned around and noticed that […]

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Tough Talk Tuesday

Once in a while you’ve got to kick yourself to get motivated in these times full of uncertainty, unpredictability, complexity and chaos. So this is my personal tough talk to myself as I left the house this Tuesday morning as I made my hour plus commute to the city. Hey Bob, Today‚Äôs the day to get off your laurels and do something different. Stop putting things off just because you are unsure where things will go. Who really knows what […]

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Do we really need to Supersize kiddie Birthday parties?

Do we really need to spend a thousand dollars on renting a super slide for our backyard for a 6 year old’s birthday party? This summer, I’ve been to a lot of kids parties and older adult parties. It used to be that the older you got, the more money you have, the less time you have left on this planet and so you partied in style. Not these days. It feels like the most expensive and outlandish parties these […]

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Do we really need to Supersize kiddie Birthday parties?

Do we really need to spend a thousand dollars on renting a super slide for our backyard for a 6 year old’s birthday party? This summer, I’ve been to a lot of kids parties and older adult parties. It used to be that the older you got, the more money you have, the less time you have left on this planet and so you partied in style. Not these days. It feels like the most expensive and outlandish parties these […]

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