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Spectrum Connection: November

From The Desk of Dave Smalley: Why Me? Why Not Me?   Juxtaposed, the questions, “Why Me?” and “Why not Me?” seem to take on a meaning of their own. Separated, they are an expression of a mindset. One could argue that “Why Me?” is the outcry of some-one who feels wronged or unfairly targeted/burdened…

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Spectrum Connection: October

From The Desk Of Dave Smalley: The Great Competitive Advantage: PREPARATION Lucky breaks, unfortunate consequences, change of plans, things that just turned out differently than you planned. Yep, these, and more are all part of life. Life twists and turns, it’s smooth sailing, and it’s bumps in the road. Regardless, life journeys on with you…

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Spectrum Connection: September

From the desk of Dave Smalley: SELF-TALK I would like to explore self-talk with you. Not the mumbling self-talk your mom did when she left the room when you were a kid and, well, let’s just say, you didn’t display the best judgment. Nor the kind of self-talk a golfer may have when they hit…

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Spectrum Connection: August

From The Desk of Dave Smalley: TO SURVIVE OR TO THRIVE Last month we talked about competing. In thinking about that subject, I reflected on where we may get the motivation to compete. Our will to win? Sure. But deep down, there seems to be more to it than that. We all compete with a…

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Spectrum Connection: July

From the Desk of Dave Smalley: COMPETE! I enjoy most all forms of competition, but none more than those that are decided by a finite method, time, score, distance, or another method. Now when I say score, I am not including subjective scoring like when judges give a score. I am a fan of those…

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Spectrum Connection: June

From the Desk of Dave Smalley: CHOICES We often talk about the choices we make in life, and as most of you know, I talk about the difference of making a choice or a committed choice. The committed choice is one we make with our entire being, fully invested. I watch a lot of people…

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Spectrum Connection: May

From The Desk of Dave Smalley: TIME Time sure is a funny thing. Sometimes we run out of TIME, then there are someTIMES, once upon a TIME, and of course there’s it’s about TIME. Well, this is about….TIME. As we all know, time tick-tocks along; nothing changes time. The wind doesn’t slow it down or…

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Spectrum Connection: April

From the desk of Dave Smalley: BUSTING THE COMFORT ZONE. I want to go back and revisit a previous thought regarding The Comfort Zone, and how we need to get out of it to get more out of our life. As you may recall, we talked about how if someone wants to take up running,…

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Spectrum Connection: March

From the Desk of Dave Smalley: THE COMFORT ZONE AND THE CALLOUSED MIND I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition of a topic. Lately, my reading and interests have taken me in the direction of exploring how one changes courses in their life, personal affairs and business. Very few of us require drastic changes in…

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Spectrum Connection: February

From the desk of Dave Smalley: THE CUSTOMER IS #1 Uh, no, the customer is not #1. I think most people think that is the case; I did and, in a roundabout way, I still agree. However, I believe that for our customers and clients to have the perception that they are number one, we…

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