Posts Tagged with "work"

Provision

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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One of the lessons learned since going out on my own with the business is that of God’s provision. I cannot keep count of the times, for example, when I’m halfway through the month and staring at estimates of 50% of what we need. And yet God provided. There have been tough months, but He […]

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Sometimes It’s Not Glamorous

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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My work, that is. The IT stuff. Truth be told, it rarely if ever is glamorous, especially if I’m doing it right…because I’m behind the scenes working my magic. But I have challenge on occasion, and this next one’s coming up on Friday. I have a meeting with a new potential client. And this would […]

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How to Say No to Potential New Client..?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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So it hasn’t been only doing the remainder of the flooring this weekend…work concerns are in the background. Last week there was a development where another local consultant decided to close his business, and had unexpectedly decided to refer his clients to me. Met with a particular one, and I’m not terribly comfortable taking this […]

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Two Types of Non-Profits

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

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In the course of the past many years–in particular the past couple as I’ve grown my own business–I’ve determined that there are two types of non-profits. I’m not about to bash non-profits at all…many do an awful lot of great work, but these are my observances…and for the record, two of my biggest and favorite […]

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The Intangibles of Employees and Consultants

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Last week I got a surprise offer to be a part of a roundtable discussion with some medical and IT professionals for a graduating group of Healthcare Informatics students from a local technical college this coming Friday. So I’ve been thinking of the kinds of things I want to say and get them to think […]

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Knowing When to Fight

Friday, March 26, 2010

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Many years ago I was going through a rough couple years with difficult times at both work and in our marriage. I was stressed, and one of (the many) things that stressed me the most was that there were all kinds of insinuations and even flat-out accusations about me and my actions…directed both at me […]

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Another Reason I Do What I Do

Saturday, March 13, 2010

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It’s been almost 1½ years since I went full-time in my business, and I’ve been thinking recently about the myriad of reasons why I did it…and wanted to share an important one. This is Joshie, now 3. When I launched out, he was 1½…and in some ways it felt like we weren’t connected, or not […]

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Burn Those Bridges!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Conventional wisdom often isn’t, or at best is incomplete. Such is the case of the notion that you should not burn bridges, which, for the sake of this post, is in reference to business or employer relationships (but is certainly applicable in general). The fact is that there are times where bridges should absolutely be […]

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At A Crossroads…

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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One of the previous posts was about my stress over finances. That stress is still there a bit, and so is the knowledge that God provides. But what is not alleviated is the fact that I am at a crossroads. Savings have dwindled down, and while my business is growing, it’s not yet where it […]

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…In Mysterious Ways

Monday, August 3, 2009

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There’s been a blog post running through my mind recently that I’ve tried writing several times, but to no avail. The fact is this: I’ve been stressed about finances. Being self-employed in this economy is difficult enough, but with taking time off when Maddie was born to spend time with her and help out more […]

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