Daily Archives: January 4th, 2011

Have a heart – help me finish this song

Yes, I just got out of the shower. Apparently that is where I do all of my best work. (Usage of the word “best” in this sentence is completely arbitrary.) I’m calling this a Valentine’s Carol. Who’s still up for some caroling?

Christmas lights still up on my street
At the grocery store is a brand new treat
Better believe – it’s only six weeks away
I’m already late for Valentine’s Day!

Now I love my baby with all my heart
But it won’t matter if my wallet don’t part
Unless in the doghouse I want to stay
I better bring my game on Valentine’s Day!

Ho, ho, ho!

Testing my resolve

For 2011 I'd like my right foot to weigh less than 40. Also, I want to paint my toenails red.

“They” say that 80% of us will fail on our New Year’s resolutions. I like those odds so count me in!

Of course, one of mine was to get a post about resolutions up by Jan. 1. Oops. Missed it!

Personally I think waiting for a date on a calendar to try to make a change is a bit silly. If you want to improve something, go ahead and do it now. Why wait?

On the other hand, the first day of the year is a very easy day to remember. It will help you with one of the principles of Kaizen – namely, if you measure something it will improve. “How long has it been since I bit someone’s throat? Oh yeah, New Year’s Day. Now I remember!”

Before I pontificate further let’s do a little exercise together, shall we?

Grab a sheet of paper and write down your list of this year’s resolutions. No fair peeking ahead to find out what comes next! In fact, I’m going to do the jump thingy to enforce compliance. Fill out your sheet then click to continue reading.

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