Blab, Meerkat, Periscope and Now Facebook?

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Live streaming opens up the world. Live streaming is currently more a marketing tool for business however with a little bit of focus, knowledge and inspiration, it is entirely safe to say it is only a matter of time until live streaming is at every board meeting, site walk, project review, and business conference room. Why? Once again why would you not? Many of us have been to the board meeting where all homeowners are …

The Creation of Neon Owl

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Written by K. Hempel  Early in 2013 I met Elaine. Spunky, smiled a lot, had a rather worldly perspective and a sense of bravado…(I mean brave not arrogance.) From our first conversation there was something interesting about her, it was as if she was constantly thinking about the next step, her next action and where she was going. She introduced herself to me as soon as I walked into the room. With a huge smile …

I Love You Because….

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  Four simple words that made the difference between racing down the path of relationship disaster or moving forward down the long dirt road of marriage. That’s what it took. It was over 3 years ago that I received this wonderful gift from my wife. I’ll never forget opening the present and seeing a blank slate picture frame that said “I love you because…” with a small infinity symbol of love on the bottom right corner. …

This Cruel Life

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This life is sometimes cruel. Yesterday was one of those days that set us back a moment. We try our hardest to work through the tough times and hard pressed mindset that drag us into darkness, however sometimes the waves just keep crashing. Don’t be too hard on yourself it’s lifes’ way of making you stronger. Sometimes life……. Well sometimes life is just cruel. Today my heart aches for the mother who has just lost …

Facing Your Fears In Parenting

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As I sit and hear the screaming of my girls in the background this morning I had a  revelation. We expect them every morning to wake up and face the day with a new sense of pride and accomplishment. As parents we expect they smile and cheer with happiness as their little eyes awake to the “crazy world that lays ahead of them.” O.K. maybe we don’t expect the cheering of joy but at the …

To New Hire or Promote? The Great Divide

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It’s that time again!  You are overloaded with work and the daily tasks of running your business are bogging you down. Just when you thought you had it all figured out you look down at your list and say, “Whom am I going to have run this work? When I look at my work force everybody in the company is busy with their own task. How am I going to get this done? I guess …

What I Learned By Playing Pictionary With Millennials

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On Easter Sunday my family and I ventured out and went to a party at a friends house. A good time was held by all, there was great food, great drinks and some pretty awesome dessert. Our adventure could have stopped there but we decided to break out the board games. What a way to end a weekend right? Sitting around the table playing pictionary! “Though the game was fierce and my team won, (which …

The Subcontractor and GC Relationship (Building The Bridge)

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This problem was poised to me by a subcontractor and after much verbal conversation with the issue I decided to chalk it over to a GC for their point of view. Since I have been on both sides of the issue I can understand where things can get misconstrued or look as if there is something different going on behind the scene. Here it is: Subcontractor perspective and point of view: “General Contractors have changed …

The Great Race

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Often times I feel like we are in a race. A race against ourselves, a race against time a race against life, a race to raise our children and a race to spend the rest of our lives together always looking at the next phase or the next step and goal.   Every time I feel this way I take a moment to do some introspective thinking. We get together and I ask jenny, how …