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I help small businesses grow. I do this by creating training materials and sharing resources that give them a LIFT. I am a writer, a watcher, a waiter, and a wonderer.

Resources I find, I share on Twitter @mikesansone. Longer thoughts, I spill out on Armchair Articulations.

In between the short and long of it, I've created this space to capture and share thoughts, images, videos, or other items of interest that don't fit neatly elsewhere (either in size or scope).

It’s All ‘Free Time’


“What do you do in your free time?”

It’s a question that raises my eyebrows. All of my time is free time.

Work: I love what I do and if I didn’t, I wouldn’t. I’d do something different. It’s a choice. Freedom.

Non-Work: I read. I write. I organize, tidy, unclutter, and generally tinker with how to improve life. Kind of like what I do for work, but without billable hours. It’s a choice. Freedom.

Escapes: I call it Sleep. I don’t set an alarm. If I oversleep, I’ve still got the sun beat by a couple of house. It’s a choice. Freedom.

Others: I am free to watch all the movies I want. I can watch all the ballgames I want. I can eat whatever I want. I can wear anything I want. But I don’t. Want, that is. It’s a choice. Freedom.

What do I do in my free time? Whatever I want. And to me, it’s all ‘free time’.

Photo via Pixabay

Perfect Makes Practice

An engaging and educating conversation with a young girl of four:

Girl: Perfect makes practice.

Me: Isn’t it, ‘Practice makes perfect’?

Girl: No. The first time I try something new, after that I know I’m going to need lots of practice to get better,

Smart thinking.

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