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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).

Put Your Heads Together

November 6th, 2018|

My team members and I had wanted to have some time for training for our department for quite awhile.

Mistaken Password

October 30th, 2018|

In April 2017 our company acquired new accounting software. Up to this point, I have been the only person in our office able to process payroll.