Today I’m Thankful That What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger

This morning I sat down to work on my race reports from the New Roads Triathlon Festival, which is very late, and Ironman Florida, only a little late, and I started thinking about yesterday. Yesterday I had an Echo Stress Test. It’s a redo of the one I had a year ago. I’ll get those race reports finished, but first I want to talk about my stress test. Just thinking about it makes me sad, frustrated, and angry

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.

Getting Things Done and Sharpening The Saw

Sometimes one has to do as much work, or more, preparing as they do executing.At Search Influence, we follow a business operating system based on Scaling Up from Verne Harnish. Within that system is the setting of annual initiatives. Ours typically follow the Four Decisions outlined in the book.For our "People" Initiative, which I am …

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2020 New Orleans City Business Best Places to Work

This is a brief post about the New Orleans City Business Best Places to Work annual award. New Orleans City Business, like many city business journals offers a number of awards and recognitions for the local business community. The New Orleans City Business Best Places to Work is a list of New Orleans Businesses who …

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OPDEC New Orleans District A #202 Will Scott – Candidate

A friend recommended that I run for Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. After she explained what it was I said "sure. That seems like a great way to get involved in local politics." I am sending this letter, by hand-delivery to many of my neighbors within walking distance. I've got 500 envelopes, so hopefully that …

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Sträva Screenshot 8 mile run - 1 mile segments

Lessons in Acceptance – Win Or Learn

I think triathlon came first.I was trying to decide after my run today whether I started meditating, as a practice, first or triathlon training. I'm pretty sure it was triathlon.In fact, I'm sure it was. Meditation as I think about it started with a gift - the Apple Watch from my mother. It's grown since, …

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Smoothie Recipe with Protein, Seeds, Fruits & Vegetables

What's in my morning smoothie recipe? This recipe was originally inspired by Rich Roll, in his book Finding Ultra. Rich indicates it originates with Brendan Brazier, Co-Founder of Vega Nutrition, in his book Thrive. When I first posted this picture on Instagram, my cousin Claudia said I should become a blogger so I decided to write …

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We’re doing the best we can, right?

Welcome to week-9 of Work from Home at Search Influence. Some of you may have shifted your workday focus and / or location sooner or later than we did, but likely you, too, have seen a big difference for a solid 2 months or so. I typically start our Monday morning, all-team meeting with some …

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Rebooting UpScribed Focus in 2020

As some of you know, I / Search Influence have been working on a side-hustle, UpScribed. Since the day Search Influence was born, content - particularly written word - has been a key to the success of our clients. And as anyone who's ever worked in web development or SEO knows: clients seldom do content. …

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Broadway St. New Orleans in the rain

It’s like this – this is how it goes

It’s like this - this is how it goes On my run Saturday morning I was listening to The Rich Roll podcast. Rich was interviewing Kelly Corrigan and she quotes the son of Jon Kabat-Zinn on mindfulness. She tells the story of a parental comedy of errors - toenails on the kitchen table followed by …

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