Need Less, Have More

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The point of being in business is to make money. No arguments, I expect. Yet, depending on your industry and/or work situation, the measure of success is often something other than money in your pocket. Success might be determined by the number of sales completed or appointments made or clients … Continue reading

What It Means to Need Less & Give More

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I had a conversation with a business coach who could not “get” my approach.  “Why would people want to know how to be poor?”  “Who would want to hear you talk about making less money?”  “What kind of person wants to have less?” We were not a “fit.”  But he … Continue reading

Why Need Less, Give More?

Need Less, Give More….Why? It’s not about money.  It’s not making less.  It is about consuming less, using less, needing less.  And, sharing, giving, more money… to organizations and individuals and causes, without agenda and, sometimes,  “just because.” And it is about giving more than money.  It is about being available to … Continue reading

Every Moment Counts

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Dave and I have had 17 different addresses in our 41 years of marriage.  Granted, 41 years is a long time, but 17 moves is a lot of moves, too.  5 states, much criss-crossing, many miles driven, boxes loaded, possessions weeded out, change of address cards mailed. My favorite place? … Continue reading

Splurge

Living intentionally, needing less and giving more does not necessarily mean living sparsely or going without. Well, maybe it means going without some things, but not of important or significant things.  And not things that are really enjoyable. Living intentionally and needing less so I can give more means that … Continue reading

La Ventanilla

This is a family truly needing little and giving much.  Augustino Reyes is the family head.  For generations, his family were hunters.  When I asked Nichol, Augustino’s son, what they hunted, he said, “everything.”  Their land is on the Pacific Ocean in southern Oaxaca, Mexico and includes beach front, but … Continue reading

Packing lightly

Dave and I have planned a trip for our 40th anniversary for several years.  We both love to travel and at different times in our marriage, one or the other has traveled quite a bit.  I used to lead two trips a year for Habitat for Humanity, International to Central … Continue reading

Needing less and Enjoying more

A look back at a journal entry…….. August 17, 2012. Perfect night at home. Cubs on TV, Valbuena just hit a home run.  Arroyo for the Reds is pitching.  Scallops with onion and garlic and lime are just about ready to eat.  Potatoes with peas and fresh spinach are about … Continue reading