Business success rarely surprises those who achieve it, they show up every day expecting it!
If you work in a professional office setting you have likely been introduced to the “business casual” approach to modern-day workplace dress. The concept of dressing for business success is quickly fading in many work settings. There appears to be no baseline for what appropriate workplace dress should look like anymore. What was once casual Fridays has now become the norm five days a week. While I am all in favor of loosening (or losing) the stiff necktie look, workplace dress is still an area where you can set yourself apart from the crowd in subtle ways with a little planning!
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In Memory of Mr. French
I sat alone about halfway back on the right-hand side of the
large church auditorium, lost in thought. It was the funeral service for Mr.
French, my piano teacher. I did not know any of his family but felt compelled
to honor the man who had faithfully worked to make me a better musician. I
remembered all the times I walked up the stairs of his brownstone home and into
the front room, where the intense smell of freshly brewed coffee and the sweet
sound of piano music flooded my senses.
For years I couldn’t help but feel that we had all suffered a great loss that day and that Mr. French had with his passing taken so much talent with him, somehow leaving a musical void in the world. If only there was a way to re-capture his gift and bring back the music, he so effortlessly gave us.
Then one day it dawned on me. I was looking at his life and
passing in the wrong way. His musical legacy continues to live on through all
of his many students, each carrying on a piece of his incredible gift. His
willingness to teach and mentor us was the very thing that has kept his musical
legacy alive well beyond his natural years.
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