Being Positive in the Land of Negative

Being Positive in the Land of Negative

Joel Lund

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Fake News Can Make You Crazy

We’ve all heard it, usually making fun, “If it’s on the internet, it must be true!” We laugh because we know that there are people who are not, shall we say, as skeptical as perhaps they should be of what they read online.

Last time we looked at how we can sometimes fall into that trap, even though we are usually skeptical. What gets us in trouble? Memes. You know those images that include words of wisdom? They’re often really, really funny. My favorites use pictures from hugely popular movies.  Like the one picturing Boromir, from The Fellowship of the Ring, saying “One does not simply walk…” (which he does in the movie) “into Costco without buying a 70” TV” (which, of course, he doesn’t say in the movie).

We laugh because if we’ve been to Costco, we get the joke. It is hard not to come out of there with things we didn’t have on our list. So before we move on, let’s redeploy Boromir’s famous line: “One does not simply walk into…Costco without bringing a list.” (more…)

Right Thinking: Get To or Got To?

Right Thinking: Get To or Got To?

~Joel’s Blog

Thinking You Get To Choose

Every day we learn something new about running our company, especially since it is internet based (for the most part).

Communicating isn’t easy. Doing it well, much less easy.

Sometimes it feels so hard, it’s tempting to drift into a bad attitude. Clear thinking becomes difficult. There are some days when that is really tempting.

Ever have days like that?

The good news is that we get to choose our views.

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