Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Simple, yet profound. This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving. A time to get together with friends and family. A time to reflect on everything we are grateful for. Oh and of course a time to eat lots…

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If you know me or have followed along with my blog for any period of time, you know that I am an avid outdoorsman. I specifically love chasing big mature whitetails this time of year. For me, it is a yearlong pursuit that never ends. When one hunting season ends, scouting for the next season…

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Have you ever hired someone for something and felt like you got cheated? Whether they charged more than expected, didn’t deliver what they promised or simply had no idea what they were doing? It is not a good feeling to say the least. A few years back I was in a local networking group. One…

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If you have been following along the past few months, you know I am in the process of doing a kitchen remodel. I worked all day Saturday and was planning to do some more work Sunday after the Eagles game. As I was watching the game, half way through the 4th quarter I heard my…

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Giving Without Expectation I was sitting in a meeting the other day with the leader of a prominent non-profit in the Philadelphia area. This is a man that I have gotten to know over the past few years. To be honest, there is not a ton that I have to offer him. Yet he continues…

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As I continue to remodel my kitchen, there seems to be a reoccurring theme. Every time I move onto the next phase of the project, I realize something else about how the original house was built that I need to correct. Now before my contractor friends jump on me here, I do completely understand that…

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Good Things Don’t Come Easy There are things in life that we need to hear over and over again. Sure, many things are easily remembered after just one time but some things we need a constant reminder. But something that’s come up a lot lately, in meetings and in my own private space, is that…

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John Basedow is back this week on the blog to drop some more knowledge. John is an incredibly successful entrepreneur with a wealth of knowledge. John, thanks again for taking some time to speak with me. Let’s dive right in. I often hear successful entrepreneurs use the phrase “I don’t care what other people think”…

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Last week my wife and I bought a juicer. I am a bit of a health nut when it comes to diet and working out. I have to be honest, I don’t always put into practice what I read but I really enjoy researching all things health related. I have been reading a lot about…

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It has been a few months since my last post and quite a lot has happened to say the least. One of the main reasons that I write this blog is so that you can get to know me a bit more. I have found that in business, relationships are everything. You are going to…

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