By Barry Spencer | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Curveballs There are some things I really miss right now… how about you? Near the top of the list is Spring baseball. My family loves going to the park every weekend to watch my son and his team play. There’s just nothing like it. While he enjoys playing shortstop, second base, and outfield, his favorite…

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By Barry Spencer | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Release” The right thing needs to be said at the right time, and the receiver must be ready for the message. In the movie, “Father of the Bride,” the bride’s father (played by Steve Martin) is visiting the house of the wealthy soon-to-be in-laws. He is lured into snooping through the man’s home office when…

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Think Like This…

By Barry Spencer | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

… Because it works How you navigate difficulties is a matter of perspective… The choice of YOUR perspective. The good news is you get to choose! According to the Stockdale Principle, there are three views people can have in a crisis, but only one makes it through the difficulty. The pessimist primarily sees doom-and-gloom, continually focusing their…

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Mixed Messages

By Barry Spencer | April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mixed Messages They leave you whipsawed. The media leads in this. Each day headlines reflect the feelings and moods of the media. And if you are paying attention, you will be whipsawed by them. The reality is we are in the midst of the first of three bell curves. The first is the FACTS. Health…

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Assess True Wealth

By Barry Spencer | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Your Wealth of Assets Don’t miss this… opportunity. It’s an opportunity to assess what’s most important. Times of crisis provide the opportunity to pause and reflect. One beneficial area to reflect on are the most important and valuable “assets” we possess. It’s easy and natural to think about wealth only through the lens of the…

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Celebrity Advice… Take Caution

By Barry Spencer | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

It seems that celebrities these days get quoted for things they know little about. Consider some of the even implied advice they give. Cher sang the advice… If I could turn back time If I could find a way… Put the words with a pleasing rhythm and you’ve got a blockbuster hit. But, consider how…

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Is There Ever A Good Time?

By Barry Spencer | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

These are difficult days – and seem so surreal. I was thinking: Is there ever a good time for a virus? Never, of course. However, we have been here before: 2002 – SARS 2008 – Bird Flu 2009 – Swine Flu 2012 – MERS 2014 – EBOLA 2016 – ZIKA 2020 – Coronavirus Let me…

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Just a Little Can Mean This Much

By Barry Spencer | March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s moments like these that a little care, concern and conscientiousness goes a long way. You may be healthy, and there may even be the thought that seemingly over cautious is silly.  However, you never know when the person near you could be that at-risk person. There is also the respect of not contributing to…

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Have You Ever Received One of These?

By Barry Spencer | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

One simple action really can change a life! A very dear friend of mine told me the heart-warming… and life-changing… story of her early days when she couldn’t afford to buy books, so she would visit the library to learn. After a couple of weeks of her visiting the library regularly, a book “showed up”…

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Business Owners Have This In Common With You

By Barry Spencer | March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

 What percentage of your donors are business owners? As you know, they are wired very differently than your other donors. Therefore, your language and interaction needs (as with every donor) to affirm that you understand them and their biggest challenges. You know the old saying, “They don’t care how much you know, until they know…

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