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Edmonds Waterfront

The Concept of “Why”

It’s important to know why you do what you do. No, not for the money. It should never be all about the money!

It really is this simple:

I am in the business of helping small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals who want to effectively communicate with their clients and still maintain a thriving family life.

As a business owner you don’t have time to become a dynamo at design, advertising, marketing concepts and tools, what not to do, where your business needs to be online to create buzz for your business or even where not to be, how to present a cohesive message that creates urgency in your client quickly — ultimately leading to sales.

Of course, this is what everyone says they want. But we are really stubborn and we think we can do it all and be everything to all people. Well… how is it working for you so far.

I vow to cut out anything that doesn’t align itself with the above statement. Because it really boils down to these two things: serving others and nurturing relationships — so this should be the underlying purpose or “why” anyway right? No one ever got to the end of their lives and said, “Gee, I wish I had made more money and spent more time at the office.”

Take a moment to share the “why” that drives you and/or your business.

Year ending – Holiday letter

Well, I suppose its that time of year! I refuse to do a Christmas letter this year. Not lazy… so busy I can barely see straight. No Christmas cards have even been signed or sent out… probably will only happen for the grandparents this year but I wanted to recall a few good things that happened this year

    • We have been working on our debt snowball… it’s slowly getting bigger and overtaking our larger bills.
Baby rolling around in a pile of $100's
Baby rolling around in a pile of $100’s
    • We bought a newer Corolla, cash in hand, and it felt really great not incurring another car payment. Of course, we had to throw the cash on the bed first and let our cat roll around on it since we were too embarrassed to be caught on camera doing such a silly thing.
    • My brother and his family came to visit briefly a few times this year as he took interviews all over the country looking for work in his new area of expertise, lineman.
    • Put my life in my new sis-in-law’s hands by taking a motorcycle ride with her
It was a necessity ... we ran out of Monster
It was a necessity … we ran out of Monster
    • Mostly we spend time with family and friends whenever we aren’t working. This year we’ve been blessed to see two new nieces added to our extended family. They couldn’t be more perfect representations of their parents.
    • As you can see Jonathan is feeling more like himself these days… praise the Lord
My best friend
  • We continually rediscover what a treasure it is to just sit and talk to each other. I really did married my best friend
  • Oh, we moved to a less expensive rental and applied the difference to our debt; we are getting far too responsible in our old age. (Speaking of which, it blows my mind we are both now in our 30’s!) Anyways, the best part is we are right in between Richmond Beach and Edmond’s Waterfront now and if I make it home in time, we get to enjoy a sunset together too. We are so blessed.
Richmond Beach Lookout Point

Wishing you an uplifting new year and I hope you find reasons to celebrate each and every new day.

Wedding & Honeymoon pics

Jonathan has posted Wedding and Honeymoon pics online for you to eeww and aahhh and mock our goofiness and nerdiness… Have fun!
http://www.hairymonkey.net/gallery2

Or see below:

From Wedding, posted by Kathy Kinney on 10/09/2008 (23 items)

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Communication

You Suck

Is your communication with other people something like this?

Strange how we are so forgiving of people we just met and yet the people who are closest to us we can’t seem to give a break. Like somehow we just know they meant the ultimate betrayal by just the stupidest innocent comment. I have done it too. It seems to have become a normality for me in my life whenever I open my mouth — people assume the worst. I wish I could somehow put a filter on my lips so people could hear my heart instead of my words … but that sounds dangerous too.

I have to realize that sometimes it has more to do with the other persons frame of reference and ways of communication than it has to do with me. When I have done all that I can, profusely apologized, discussed and clarified a miscommunication verbally, prayed through it, and still I can’t resolve a miscommunication; maybe it’s not really about me ….