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The Story of the Fruit Bandit

I want to share a story with you. This is a story about jumping to conclusions and assuming the worst in people. This story involves three people: 1. The Grasscutter 2. The Lookout 3. The Good Friend About three months ago, my neighbor started cutting part of my grass. It is a section that sits separate from the rest of my yard, in a powerline right of way. We have 2 grape vines on it and nothing else. I did not ask my neighbor to mow this portion of the grass, I do not even really know him. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call this neighbor Grasscutter. After a few months of Grasscutter mowing a portion of my yard, he was outside and flagged me down. He asked if he could cut that strip of gras

It Takes a Village

“It takes a village,” is a fairly common adage, but it is one that can be hard to fully accept. One of those, easier said than done situations. As someone who personally struggles with always wanting to do it all and feeling the pressure to be able to handle all the balls I’ve thrown in the air, I’ve had to learn that it does take a village. We live in a culture that tends to value busyness and ability to juggle multiple items. “I don’t know how she does it all!” is a pretty high compliment to be paid. But why? Why do we want to go about it alone, stretching ourselves too thin, and not putting out our very best work? Is it really just to prove we can get it done? That doesn’t seem right. One

The Simple Equation for Success

We recently put a spotlight on an article that Seth Godin wrote about how 90% of growing is self-coaching, but the rest is up to us to learn from others. As a software implementor and consulting firm, it’s our job to earn the title of Trusted Advisor (or as some may call a coach) with our customers. In our business, it’s important to make sure people understand the importance of how far we can go together, not alone. We want to do what we encourage others to do and take advantage of the big potential that we have by accessing this extra 10%, so Advoco has our very own business coach, Chris Oakley. He’s responsible for a lot of great things that happen behind the scenes, he was our keynote sp

Hope Springs Eternal

With the Major League Baseball season upon us, I recently recalled an old baseball saying. The adage is “hope springs eternal.” Every team starts the season with a clean slate, everyone has a chance to win the pennant. The saying actually comes from an Alexander Pope poem, An Essay on Man. This is an ever-optimistic view of life. No matter how bad last season, or yesterday, was you have another shot at success today. As a Chicago Cubs fan, I am familiar with this feeling. The team that my grandparents loved went 108 years without winning the World Series. And you know what? Every year, Cubs fans everywhere were filled with hope when the next season started. No matter what you go through day

Make Every Minute Count

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