Tag Archives: making choices

Reality Check: When you tell yourself a story

“Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.” If you’re a Canadian folk song aficionado of a certain age, you may be humming that Stan Rogers song right now. The Mary Ellen Carter isn’t just a catchy tune; it tells a … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Opinions at Work

Last post, I introduced Kris and Ollie—two people with different opinions. There are many types of relationships where you can find differing opinions. Today, I’ll look at Kris and Ollie as coworkers. The two were getting along fine until one … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Bare Essentials

What is essential for you? Think for a moment. What pops up? Perhaps people come to your mind—friends, family, people we rely on for help and companionship, who keep our spirits up and make our lives worth living. What else … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Getting around to procrastination

I’ve been meaning to write about procrastination for a while, but I couldn’t seem to get around to it. Now you’re wondering, “Was that a joke?” Or did she mean it? The answer is yes to both questions. But procrastination … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Adding Value

In the world of work, adding value is what you need to do if you want to keep your customers. Whether you are making a product or delivering a service, people only want to pay for value, don’t they? Customers … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Benefit of Mistakes

“Oops! I made a mistake.” Is there anyone out there who genuinely believes that they’ve never made a mistake? If that’s you, then I guess you can stop reading now. This column is for the rest of us—the mere mortals. … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Trade-offs We Choose

In case your mind feels like it’s still on holiday, here’s a little scenario to spark your imagination. You are going down a hallway behind a person on crutches. They are proceeding hesitantly; giving you the impression that the crutches … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Every Little Choice

Different stages of our lives bring the opportunity to make different life-changing decisions. Who to marry, where to live, what career to choose, where to work, what house to buy; those decisions, among others, can have significant consequences. Big choices … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Above and Beyond

You can tell when you’re dealing with someone who goes above and beyond. It’s the store clerk who not only asks if you’ve found what you’re looking for, but who makes sure that it meets your needs. It’s the person … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Ratios and Relationships

I’ll bet you were hoping for a math lesson today, so here you go: A ratio is essentially a pair of numbers that defines a relationship. And we all know that the value and quality of our relationships plays a … Continue reading

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