• THE REASON MANY DAYS GET HIJACKED IS FROM RESPONDING TO ‘URGENCIES’ OF OTHERS – especially texts/ emails/ social media/ gossip – at expense of tackling personally ‘important’ matters. Reality is that ‘important’ items can easily get pre-empted because they don’t always have immediate deadlines, tending to be long-term in nature, often focusing on mission, values, and longer-term priorities, even with awareness that deferring can often turn into later emergencies. Easy Time Management steps reminder: (1) Identify the important things – longer-term goals & priorities; (2) Set realistic timelines & start-point steps – what/ when/ how/ even artificial deadlines; (3) Start and move forward, avoid the urge to overthink; (4) Measure activity rather than progress; (5) Don’t get caught in daily routine of responding to ‘urgencies’ of others. DCG presents courtesy Lunch & Learn classes in Time Management. We can help you and your organization.
  •  THIS YEAR’S ALLERGY SEASON IN SOCAL IS THE WORST IN DECADES. Caused by tree pollens, grasses and molds, peak season is always spring, but worse this year from abnormal rains and winds which have multiplied symptoms of sneezing/ stuffy or running nose/ itchy or watery eyes/ itchy throat which can last for months. Some of these symptoms are also common with Covid-19, butCovid is recognizably very different than allergies – a respiratory infection with further symptoms including: fever/ congestion/ shortness of breath/ fatigue/ cough/ sore throat, any or all of which typically develop within a few days after being with other people or in public places, dissipating a week or so later.” Allergy symptoms are unsettling, but not cause for panic. [UCLA HEALTH – 3/31/22]
  • THE CRIME WAVE SPIKE in one area of Los Angeles, resulting from defunded police and release of violent criminals, has involved enough assaults against delivery carriers that USPS has suspended delivery to all addresses until they can ensure safety of drivers.” “California is in a state of existential crisis, plagued by economic immobility and inequality, crushing housing and energy costs, a failing education system, and descending into something resembling modern day feudalism, with the poor and weak trapped by policies subsidized from taxes paid by the rich and powerful.” https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2022/04/13/californias_vanished_dream_by_the_numbers_826300.html
  • CONSIDER WHICH IS THE BIGGER EXISTENTIAL THREAT: Climate change or Transformational Change? Both are now relentlessly led by progressive liberals and owners of Big Tech, but Transformation is the loudest call “for voices of opposition to be cancelled and banned from the information and idea marketplace, with those who dissent from officially sanctioned views condemned & equated with a lack of Patriotism…  These voices seek to empower and enrich those in government or politically preferred, while disempowering all others, in effect seeking to replace individual sovereignty and reverse the ‘government-as-servant-of-the-people’ foundation of democracy – in short, war with American liberty, law and values.”   https://townhall.com/columnists/jonathanemord/2022/04/11/the-democrat-party-not-climate-change-is-the-existential-threat-n2605713  

The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense.” – Thomas Edison

      Thoughts to ponder as we age! The inventor of the treadmill died at the age 54, the inventor of gymnastics at the age 57. World bodybuilding champion died at the age of 41, and best soccer player in the world, Maradona, at 60. Meanwhile, KFC inventor died at 94, Nutella brand inventor, at age of 88, cigarette maker Winston at 102, Hennessy cognac’s at 98. HOW did doctors come to the conclusion that exercise prolongs  life? The rabbit is always jumping but lives for only 2 years, while turtles that barely move live 400 years. So, consider the argument for having a drink, taking a nap and every day you wake up enjoying steak, ice cream, bacon & eggs! – INTERNET ANON