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19 in 19

January 15th, 2019|

In the last three Turbochargers, I suggested you set 19 goals for 2019. Are 19 goals in 2019 too many or too few for you? I wrote out my goals for 2019, with the idea of 19 in mind, 19 wasn't enough. My initial list for 2019 is 25 goals.

Anti-Distraction Actions

January 8th, 2019|

Last Friday, on the drive from the Atlanta airport to Loganville, Georgia traffic completely stopped and then crawled along. I was tired and wanted to get home. I wondered, "What's the holdup?"

Pass the Exam

January 1st, 2019|

Four years ago I started studying for the CPA exam (Certified Public Accountant). For those of us working in public accounting, this is a critical certification for not only the advancement of your career but also your earning potential.

From Grinch to MVP

December 25th, 2018|

It is amazing to me that with all of the hundreds of Christmas themed movies released since 1980 - the story of the Grinch prevails. Two out of the top three top-grossing Christmas movies of all time are movies about the Grinch.

Cleaning It ALL Up

December 18th, 2018|

It was August of 1993. I was younger and very new in the construction industry. Finishing a long work week on Saturday evening, my boss gave me a list of things he needed me to do for next week.

Holding the Note

December 11th, 2018|

Last evening after work at the request of our older son Larry, Donna Lee, my wife, and I made a special run to Newberg, OR to get several cans of gasoline.


December 4th, 2018|

On Wednesday, I watched my ten-year-old son at football practice. I was committed to keeping my promise of focusing on what went right.

Closed Door Policy

November 27th, 2018|

My original 5x Enthusiasm goal was training one of my employees in a specific job skill he needs training in to improve his job performance.

In Time

November 20th, 2018|

Several years ago, to wrap up what was a full, fun Thanksgiving weekend, our middle son, Barry, and I went to the theater to see the movie "In Time."

New Nation Preparation

November 13th, 2018|

After choosing Captain Meriwether Lewis to head the Corps of Discovery, President Thomas Jefferson sent him to Philadelphia (the largest city in America with 81,000 residents).