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Wall Street Steward Blog

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My Wall of Worry

OK, so about a year ago, I decided to get into cycling. I was in NY/NJ visiting a friend, and he showed me the bike he had purchased that was meant to be “for bigger guys.”  I was hooked, but just didn’t know it yet.

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Fire In Your Belly

Two weeks ago, our local school bus driver decided to move on to another career.  Although it was a great move for her, as she got the opportunity to do what she has always wanted to do, it was a BIG LOSS for us.  Miss Kathy has always been an inspiration to me, personally, and she has no idea why.

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Play On Playa

This idea started after a conversation with a good friend of mine. This person is an MVP for his company. Most Valuable Player. He not only completes his job description with passion…he does more. Takes the next step. Thinks of things critically, and has the stones to take the risk of being on that proverbial limb by himself.

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Lego Life Lessons

It had been a long, horrific week. Clients were upset and nervous, almost “panicky” as they saw a second straight month of negative returns on their bond portfolios. I hadn’t slept well all week, and my children behaved so poorly that we were offering them up for adoption. At the AA meeting. My poor wife…

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Chase Perfection

The great Vince Lombardi once said “Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.”

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The Eye of The Beholder

As some of you know, my wife is heavily involved with an outreach called “Serving Meals Ministry.”  They provide free meals to needy families, and she and I help out with the local chapter, which serves Fort Mill’s Riverview community.

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Never, Ever Blame...Never, Ever.

Recently, I was running late for an appointment at another branch.  I was on pace to be about 15 minutes late, and, as usual when you are running late…I caught every single red light and got stuck behind the 4 foot 3, 92 year old lady.