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Life Is Not a Spectator Sport

“Life is just one damned thing after another.” So said nineteenth-century American editor, publisher, and writer Elbert Hubbard. He didn’t differentiate between the personal and professional sides of life, but either way he was right. We’re a busy people, more so today than when he wrote those true words.

The way we spend time professionally is a function of what kind of job we have, demands on us in our job, and whether we control our destiny each day. We probably do better than the boss, who has to respond to more demands. Does anyone help the boss manage that schedule, sort out his or her requirements, and point ...

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