Are YOU Ready For The Big ONE? Earthquake 7.0+

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Sitting on my couch playing Sudoku, I was not prepared to feel the rolling and movement of another earthquake in less than two days.  The last time I remember feeling this sort of roll was the San Francisco event that had me running under my doorway which I now understand is NOT the correct place to be.  As I watched my chandelier sway and my driveway roll I knew that the epicenter was close.  One very big blessing that day was the fact that my father-in-law was at the World Series at that exact time.  If he had not been at the baseball game he would have been sitting in traffic on the part of the freeway that collapsed.  An interesting point to note is that the Bay Bridge, not far from the collapse was scheduled to be retrofitted that very next week.
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Look Who Is Getting On Board the Home-Sharing Train Now

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In the beginning there was the garage apartment, a bedroom that was loaned to a friend who just wanted to visit for a few days or the soldier who stayed with a buddies friend.  No matter the circumstance, back in the day, no one was charging for the stay and it was out of kindness that we were blessed to be a guest in someone’s home.  But today that has changed and the home-sharing, vacation rental and executive rental business has quite simply boomed.

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Communication is the Key to Unlocking, Well, Everything

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One of my favorite leadership authors is John Maxwell and I have followed him for more than two decades.  His advice and insight is logical, ethical and always timely.  In a recent article he spoke about communication and the impact that it not only has one you but how it impacts those around you. The first thing one needs to establish is connection with the other person.  Once a positive connection is established it will increase your influence and trustworthiness.

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