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RUN A HOME LIKE A BUSINESS Make a budget and keep track of earnings, expenses and debts. And structure your business as a partnership; when it comes to making big financial decisions and setting goals, do it together. “When they are making the decisions together, they really have ownership of those decisions and any results of those decisions,” said Mary Ann Sisco, national wealth adviser at JPMorgan's private wealth management division. “Even if you have negative results, you tend to weather the storm better.”

Author: TARA SIEGEL BERNARD, Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/10/business/businessspecial3/10...Saved by mlsscaress in money business shelter home marriage unity finances structure partnership ownership storms budget 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

How can we break bad habits and form healthy new ones? The Savior gives us insight into the process in the following magnificent parable.


"For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?


"Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,


"Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish."


(Luke 14: 28-30)


Most of us are great starters and poor finishers. We begin to "mock" at ourselves, to lose faith in our ability to keep the promises we make with ourselves.


We simply to do not sit down first and count the cost to see if we have sufficent to finish - sufficent desire, sufficient internal thrust. We try to lift off our launching pad without realistically calculating the "g's" (gravity pull) and the resistance of the atmosphere (our environment).

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, p.92Saved by mlsscaress in character process environment habits values practices structure cost motives transformation tendancies imbedded finish luke142830 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

There are two real tests of the strength and quality of any relationship. The first comes under conditions of stress and strain. When all is fine, when the sun is shining, no deep-root relationship structure is required. Appearances seem sufficient, but when the storm breaks, appearances are thrown to the wind, and in the winds that blow then some of us lash out with an ugliness held deep within. We may wound - and wound deeply - the tender sensitive feelings of our spouses or children or others and thereby teach them to be defensive and guarded against such hurts in the future.


...The other test of the quality of relationship is found in the little things of every day, little courtesies, little acts of kindness, the give and take in little moments.


"Men best show their character in trifles, when they are not on their guard...It is in insignificant matters, and in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feeling of others, and denies nothing to itself." (Arthur Schopenhauer.)

Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: "Spiritual Roots of Human Relations", Deseret Book 1970 - 8th printing, p.40Saved by mlsscaress in defense strength kindness relationship test structure guard moments stress quality strain deeproot courtesies 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You know as well as I do the light in Barcelona is different from the light in Toyoko and the light in Toyoko is different from that in Prague. A truly great structure is meant to stand the test of time never disregards his environment. A serious architect takes that into account, he knows that if he wants presence he must consult with nature; he must be captivated by the light.
Author: ?, Source: ?Saved by mlsscaress in light structure environemnt architecture 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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