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The Earth Remembers

It's a tight window, This duration of time. Three thousand or so years since the expanse of civilization. The Earth remembers… The time before; The quiet time near forgotten. She longs for a period of silence And of rest and peace. The…
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Moving On Minute: 1-12-2021: Worth Failing For

I ate my wife's dinner last night. . . I honesty thought it was my calzone. The crust was perfectly crisped. The toppings and cheese inside were delicious, so much so that I let out out multiple audible comments expressing how much I was…
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Backwards Steps Forward

When I was young I can recall not knowing what profession I'd end up in. Frankly, I didn't think about it much. I just moved forward doing what I was doing. That happened to be in sales and customer service. Enough hours and sales dollars…
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Charlie Munger and his "Mental Models"

Billionaire Charlie Munger attributes his success to his multi-disciplinary approach to life. He doesn't make decisions, particularly his history of record returning investments, on one aspect of his expertise. Instead he draws upon a…
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Flexibility: The #1 Skill For The New (Ab)Normal

I'm no expert. Really, I'm not. The industries and skills I've established expertise in have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retail sales, operations management, customer service; none seem as appealing as they once did. I look…
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Getting Fired: The Best Thing I've Ever Done For Myself

A year and a half ago today I was fired from my job. It was the best thing I've ever done for myself. At the time, I worked as a service advisor for a car dealership. I was really good at what I did and was generously compensated for my abilities.…
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Moving On Minute 2-11-20: Time Limits

I don't have time for that! That's a good thing. It's so much better than I'm too busy! Being too busy is negative mind-state. It implies you're a victim of circumstances beyond control. However it doesn't require much effort to find…
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A Fuller Life of Less

Reduction and minimalism have been recurring themes here at Moving On Upwards. (Getting Rid Of It All, Don't Want Want, Greed. . ., Downsizing) Although the concepts have been laid out through these and other emotional-fueled works, I have…
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I Can't Play With You, I Barely Have Time To Play With Myself

I'm sorry I can't play with you. My priorities have changed. Family, productivity, and longevity have replaced all the game playing of my former self. Much of my favorite past-times consisted of playing games. Although I do see some value…
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Moving on Minute 10-6-19: This is Worth the Wait

What happens when people are forced to wait? There are those inevitable times when one finds themself sitting at the DMV, in the waiting room at the dentist office, or in line waiting for a stall to clear out at the car wash. Many people…

Friends with Benefits

Jim Rohn, famed American author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." Think about that. If your five closest friends are bad at managing their finances,…