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Apr 27

The 3 Conference Speakers You’ll See At a Conference Near You

I was sitting at an HR conference last week next to my friend, Laurie Ruettimann, listening to someone talk about something they did at some company and made this statement: “You know, you only see three types of conference speakers.” We were bored. We start talking in the back like the bad kids in class. So, […]

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Apr 13

The Most Average Place on Earth

I was on Spring Break last week and I took my wife and two youngest sons to California. First, let me say, SoCal was pretty great! 70’s and Sunny, like 8 days in a row. I don’t think I’ve seen 70s and sunny for eight straight days in Michigan, ever! We stayed in Hermosa Beach. […]

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Mar 31

Reruns – Beautiful Things Don’t Ask For Attention

It’s Spring Break in Michigan, so I’m going to step away from the daily grind and throw some Reruns at you! You guys remember Rerun, from What’s Happening? (look it up, kids!) So, enjoy the Reruns, they’re some of my favorites! Originally ran January 2013 –  Over the holidays, I got a chance to see […]

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Feb 22

I’m a Hero!

I worked on my day off… I worked after hours… I worked on the weekend… I worked on a holiday… I worked when no one else was working… I worked without getting paid… I worked when I said I wouldn’t… I worked more than you… And because of this, I’m a hero, and you’re not. […]

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Dec 10

Sackett’s Guide to Visiting Sydney – Part 2

Continued from yesterday’s Part 1 post. From my recent travels to Sydney, Australia, here are my ‘take aways’ from my trip. Sydney is great! Make sure to check out my first post as well, otherwise you’ll lose the context of this one! Enjoy. –Sydney is a walking city. It’s like a mini-New York City, but […]

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Oct 28

If You’re Going To Do It, Do It Now!

I have three sons, two of which are college age-ish (one if college, one on his way).  They can do anything right now!  If they wanted, they could fill a backpack and walk the earth. No one is going to stop them, in fact, many will congratulate them for taking this leap while they’re young. […]

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Sep 11

Today, Go Fill Someone’s Bucket!

A few years ago my son got to lead a small part of an assembly at his school.  He was really excited about his part, he got to get up in front of everyone at the end and kind of lead a cheer — you know kids love being loud at school! I asked him what […]

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May 29

The Public Education Summer Vacation Scam

In about 2 weeks my 3 sons will be off of school for the summer.  That means my wife will lose her mind for the next 12 weeks as she has 3 smelly bodies running in and out of the house all day, lying around and doing what boys do. Which at this point I […]

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Dec 18

Sometimes You Paint Fish in Vaginas

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. He has some of the greatest works ever made.  He also made this. It’s called The Mackerel. Yep. One of the greatest artist ever made this. You see, to make great works, you have to make a lot of works. […]

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Nov 10

My Name is Tim, and I’m a Helicopter Parent

I’m not here to apologize and tell you all how wrong I am.  I like being a ‘Helicopter Parent’.  I had kids for a reason, to spend time with them, to watch them grow, to help them grow, to show them right from wrong. Let’s face it, I was raised in an age where being […]

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