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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Ten things learned (or at least was reminded of) this past year

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Here's a quick list of 10 things (not a top 10, just 10 that came to mind) we learned or were reminded of this past year. May you live and learn all you can in 2008. Happy New Year!

1. Kenny Rogers once said, "You got to know when to hold'em, now when to fold'em. Know when to walk away, know when to run." This can be applied to dating. You not only want to find the right person, you need to know when someone is the wrong person. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your life. Work to fix it or make a change. But be cautious, SOME THINGS CAN'T BE FIXED- no matter how badly we'd like them to be.

Which brings up an interesting article:

Is it better to be the breaker-upper or the dumpee? With so much attention being paid to those poor people dumped every year, no one ever takes time to think about what it's like to be the dumper. Hardly an enviable position, the decision to break up with someone can breed feelings of guilt, paralysis and depression.
To alleviate some of this anxiety, here's a list of 5 questions to ask yourself before you give someone the boot.
Question 1: Has There Been a Major Change in My Life?
Question 2: What's My Happiness Ratio?
Question 3: Is He/She Abusive?
Question 4: Have I Expressed My Frustration?
Question 5: Am I Willing to Work at It?
from Elina Furman's article: The Breakup Test: 5 Questions to Ask Before Giving 'Em the Boot


2. Always give back. Make a difference. Try donating to a charity. If you give already and you want to try something new, try Kiva.org. If you gave already and want to try something new (and want to make a profit) try Prosper.com.

3. I realized that my JetBlue frequent flier miles were expiring and I was getting nothing for them. I signed up for their credit card and now they'll last "forever". Get ready for takeoff. 50 TrueBlue® points with the first purchase on your card.

4. Family is the most important thing in the world.

5. Women rock. Like I even needed a reminder! Although I was reminded of this great quote, "Women, can't live with'em. Pass the beer nuts." -Norm Peterson

6. Read Tuesdays With Morrie and Life's Little Instruction Book. Here's a New Years Present: A $2 off code for Alibris (code expires 1/12/08: HAPPY2008)
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7. Never burn bridges and always try your best.

8. It doesn't matter what other people think.

9. You shouldn't fall in love with a stock. Take your profits.

10. Starting a business is a challenge, but also a lot of fun.

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
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Online Dating Edge / Approach Dynamics

1 comment:

Coach said...

+5 for a cheers reference!