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THE PROBLEM WITH HARSH FEEDBACK How many times have you heard the following? : ‘Feedback is a gift.’ While it is true that feedback can most certainly be a gift, there are times when it is not. — These are usually the times when feedback is given harshly or thoughtlessly and when that happens, the …

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THE KEY LOG ‘Log driving’ refers to the practise of moving logs (sawn tree trunks) from a forest to sawmills and pulp mills downstream using the current of a river. For hundreds of years, it remained the main method of transporting logs in Europe and North America. (Believe it or not, the term ‘come hell …

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THE CARPENTER’S STORY The story is told of a talented carpenter who had spent his working life building the most beautiful houses in town. One day he went to his employer, a contractor, and declared his intention to stop working. The contractor was sad to hear this and tried hard to dissuade him but the …

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THE NIGHT THE FIGHTING STOPPED World War I (1914 – 1918) was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and claimed more than 16 million lives. Worst of all was the trench warfare, where troops shot at each other from hundreds of miles of deep trenches dug into the ground. Life in the trenches …

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LEARNING FROM THE BEATLES! In January 1969, a film crew was given unprecedented access to film The Beatles at work. This resulted in 57 hours of the most intimate footage ever shot of one of the most iconic bands in history. The footage was locked in a vault for over half a century till movie …

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The Wisdom of Large Wastebaskets An entrepreneur who also happened to be a writer, composer and artist, was once asked the secret to his prolific productivity. He replied with a smile, ”I always keep a really, really large wastebasket close by.” The entrepreneur had shared a profound insight. — Large wastebaskets, both literally and metaphorically, …

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What to Forget, And What Not To A group of visitors at a hill resort had gathered at its western periphery to watch the sun set. One particular visitor lingered until the last glow faded, & seemed thrilled through & through by the beauty of it all. One guest, more observant than the rest, wondered …

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We hope this finds you well and having a great week! We wanted to let you know that ‘Midweek Musings’ will be taking a 3-week break. We will be back with you again on November 17, 2021. We hope you have enjoyed these readings.  In the meantime, we wish you and your family a joyful …

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TRY AGAIN! ’Writer’s block’ is a condition in which writers experience a creative slowdown and find themselves unable to produce new work. And while writer’s block applies to writers and authors, we all know what it is like to feel blocked or ’stuck’ in other areas of life as well. Author, blogger and marketing guru, Seth Godin, has …

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