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Brunner & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in helping organizations and individuals with strategic planning, coaching, and other organizational and management issues. We also provide facilitation services to organizations and groups, helping them to address issues and reach agreement on important matters.






Simple Wisdom Tip #80: Be a Reader!

We recently visited the Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence, MO.  It is extremely well done.  I saw a wonderful Truman quote, to wit:


“Readers of good books, particularly books of biography and history, are preparing themselves for leadership.  Not all readers become leaders but all leaders must be readers.”


Now I’m sure there are some leaders who are not avid readers but they are in a small minority.  Brian Tracy says that we’ll all be the same person we are today except for the people we meet and the books we read.  Reading opens to world to us in so many ways.  I would strongly encourage everyone to make a habit of reading good books.  It will better prepare you for your future no matter what you do.


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Simple Wisdom Tip #79: Look to the Future

I recently heard from a woman with whom I’ve been working.  She is weighed down with thoughts of all of her past errors in judgment about a failed marriage with an abusive man and so on.  Another person is kicking himself for stupidly marrying a woman impulsively and is now troubled by disputes over their son and having more time with him.   While these two instances happen to be about marriages, the challenge is the same – fretting over past mistakes.


My thought is that we should learn all we can about why we made such mistakes and resolve to be wiser going forward.  Having said that, I love the expression: “Let’s give up all hope of a more perfect past.”  In other words, we can’t change it so let’s learn to do better in the future and move on.  The rest of our life is ahead of us.


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