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Be an Owner, Not an Occupier One definition of “occupy” is to “dwell in a space.” Too often, we humans do this we just take up space. And sometimes, we just take up … time. Time, as we all know, can be measured in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds. But I like the word the unit of time—called a “moment.” It’s certainly a common description of time. We say, “Just a moment!” “I’ll be with you in a moment!” or “Please wait one moment.” Or, if we demonstrate quickness of mind or humor, or we act fast, decisively, and perform deftly, we are said to be “in the moment." We are told to “seize the moment.” Moments are the essence of the adage, “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.” But it is easy to miss a moment, and what we’re really missing is the opportunity to own the moment. The truth is, opportunities come in moments and in moments there can be opportunity. And when we fail to own the opportunities that come along, we diminish ourselves because in that moment—we likely served less, contributed little, added no value, and eschewed practicing personal accountability. On the flip side, when we simply OCCUPY a moment, we miss our chance to give, to help someone, to solve a problem. Occupiers of moments are often bystanders, watchers, observers. Quite honestly, sometimes they are complainers, whiners, blamers. Not always … I said sometimes. Bottom line, I just think it’s better to own moments than to occupy them. In Chapter One of the QBQ! book, there is story about Jacob, the Rock Bottom Restaurant server, who, as he was heading to the kitchen weighed down by a loaded tray of dirty dishes, spotted me, stopped, and met my needs. He didn’t think the thoughts of an Occupier such as, "Not my department. Not my job. Not my problem". He thought the thoughts of an Owner: "I care. I want to serve others. I will be my best today". Maybe a tad pedestrian, but in the pedestrian we find the practical, here are the kinds of things people do when they own a moment: A manager stops debating with a staff member, trying to win a point, and pauses, saying, “You know, I think there’s more to this than I’m aware of. Can

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Be an Owner, Not an Occupier One definition of “occupy” is to “dwell in a space.” Too often, we humans do this we just take up space. And sometimes, we just take up … time. Time, as we all know, can be measured in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds. But I like the word the unit of time—called a “moment.” It’s certainly a common description of time. We say, “Just a moment!” “I’ll be with you in a moment!” or “Please wait one moment.” Or, if we demonstrate quickness of mind or humor, or we act fast, decisively, and perform deftly, we are said to be “in the moment." We are told to “seize the moment.” Moments are the essence of the adage, “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it.” But it is easy to miss a moment, and what we’re really missing is the opportunity to own the moment. The truth is, opportunities come in moments and in moments there can be opportunity. And when we fail to own the opportunities that come along, we diminish ourselves because in that moment—we likely served less, contributed little, added no value, and eschewed practicing personal accountability. On the flip side, when we simply OCCUPY a moment, we miss our chance to give, to help someone, to solve a problem. Occupiers of moments are often bystanders, watchers, observers. Quite honestly, sometimes they are complainers, whiners, blamers. Not always … I said sometimes. Bottom line, I just think it’s better to own moments than to occupy them. In Chapter One of the QBQ! book, there is story about Jacob, the Rock Bottom Restaurant server, who, as he was heading to the kitchen weighed down by a loaded tray of dirty dishes, spotted me, stopped, and met my needs. He didn’t think the thoughts of an Occupier such as, "Not my department. Not my job. Not my problem". He thought the thoughts of an Owner: "I care. I want to serve others. I will be my best today". Maybe a tad pedestrian, but in the pedestrian we find the practical, here are the kinds of things people do when they own a moment: A manager stops debating with a staff member, trying to win a point, and pauses, saying, “You know, I think there’s more to this than I’m aware of. Can

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Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, “This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies, two in the front seat and three in the back, wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, “Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?” “Ma’am,” the officer replies, “You weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers.” “Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly twenty two miles an hour!” the old woman says a bit proudly. The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that “22” was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error. “But before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask... Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time,” the officer asks. “Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Route 142.”

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1. The British, the highest per capita spenders on music, buy 7.2% of the world music market. 2. The first pop video was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, released in 1975. 3. The Beatles song “Martha My Dear” was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog Martha. 4. A grand piano can be played faster than an upright (spinet) piano. 5. The harmonica is the world’s best-selling music instrument. 6. The term “disc jockey” was first used in 1937. 7. The last note of a keyboard is C.

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While piloting a car can be rife with weird restrictions, drivers should also be careful of some strange parking rules. In Cape Coral, Fla., it’s illegal to park a pickup truck on the street in front of a house unless you own the property. Similarly in Montreal, you may not park a car in such a way that it blocks your own driveway. Trucks may only park inside closed garages in Park Ridge, Ill., and in Long Beach, Calif., cars are the only item allowed in a garage. In Indiana you cannot back into a parking spot because it prevents police officers from seeing the license plate.

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The astronauts must eat any fresh vegetables or fruit within two days after launch, as it quickly spoils, so the majority of fruit such as apricots is dried. Any meat will have to be heat-treated to kill any bacteria that might spoil the food. Certain foods such as bread are not allowed in space as crumbs can be inhaled, get in one’s eyes or damage equipment. Tortillas are given to the astronauts instead. Being an astronaut is their regular job, but they do have relaxation time. During this time the astronauts can read a book, watch a movie, or talk to their family on Earth. They can even use an exercise bike (and they have to do a lot of exercise to stay healthy.).

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There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you. ~ Millicent Carey McIntosh A pessimist finds difficulties in every opportunity; an optimist finds opportunities in every difficulty. ~ Harry Truman Education is of no value and talent is worthless—unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass. ~ Condoleezza Rice

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When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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