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Thursday, December 17, 2009
exactly why. The playing field has been leveled. Everyone is in the
same struggling position. After a year of disapponting sales and
performance for most companies, most attendees will be humble. Kind of
like after 9/11 when friends, neighbors and even strangers helped each
Most people will be searching around to see who survived the economic
downfall and who will make a comeback. Those who show up will be
holding on tight to each other providing extraordinary support and
I want to be a part of the new foundation and rebirth. I did it once.
Now I want to do it again.
Monday, October 19, 2009
It all started when I entered TJ Max in South Beach, FL this past Saturday. The branch just opened and I had never shopped at the retail chain. All I ever heard is that it had some designer merchandise at steep discounts.
I wasn't in the store five minutes when a not-so-young-herself sales lady beelines over to me and bellows loud enough to be heard in Carnegie Hall, "We are offering senior citizens additional discounts today if you sign up for our credit card."
My world stood still. I watched every man and woman near size me up to see who the old biddy was. My husband and a male friend just stood there with smirks on their face expressing "ha ha."
I asked the sales lady how old you have to be to qualify and she said 55. I told her I was 54 and walked away.
Now we all know that I am a few years older than that but I don't want it broadcasted to make me feel what senior citizens used to represent.
In many ways I have more energy than lots of people much younger than me. I don't do jumping jacks and I haven't had my body nipped and tucked like most of my friends and family but does that mean I have to be the "alta cocker" (Yiddish for old fart) in the crowd.
I cant do anything about my age but don’t want to be characterized as old. I am deep in my career, I run around with my friends after work, I watch stupid high school movies, have more apps on my iPhone than most and I frequent many trendy new restaurants. My second home is in the playground of Miami. Need I say anymore?
I don't want to be referred as a senior citizen. How about a "seasoned citizen”? That is really who I am.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
stage on and off screen. We can all learn from that. He is all about
messaging. It is so important to be a constant source of communications.
Why can't I be more disciplined? Perhaps l, am just plain lazy
Sunday, September 13, 2009
that you do not normally talk to. Too often, people post a thought and
then sign off. Someone yelled at me recently for doing that. Actually
it was my daughter. Ouch that hurt.
So now I try to be diligent about checking back. The more I check, the
more opportunities I see for friendships and business. It takes lots
of discipline to be devoted to social networking but the rewards are