Day #3 – Losing 10 pounds in 10 days

May 22, 2014

Beginning weight at the start –   210.5 pounds Weight at the end of day #1 –   208.5 pounds Weight at the end of day #2 –   206.5 pounds Weight at the end of day #3 –   205.5 pounds Total weight lost on day #3 –   1 pound Total weight lost […]

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Day #2 – Losing 10 pounds in 10 days

May 21, 2014

Beginning weight at the start –   210.5 pounds Weight at the end of day #1 –   208.5 pounds Weight at the end of day #2 –   206.5 pounds Total weight lost on day #2 –   2 pounds Total weight lost in 2 days –   4 pounds Today, I am happy […]

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Day #1 – Losing 10 pounds in 10 days

May 20, 2014

Beginning weight – 210.5 pounds Weight at the beginning of day #2 – 208.5 pounds Weight lost on day #1 was 2 pounds. Today, I am feeling encouraged by the quick loss of 2 pounds, but I knew this would probably happen. Day #1 is the easiest day to lose weight but the hardest “emotionally.” […]

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Losing 10 pounds in 10 days

May 19, 2014

Hi everybody, Have you ever wished you could lose 10 pounds quickly? Well… me, too. Today, I’m going to do something a little different for me — and begin a series of 10 daily blog posts that will chronicle my weight loss progress. Now, I realize most of you probably have no interest in whether […]

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Sleep Better with Safety Nets

May 9, 2014

Through the years, one of the best things I’ve done to help me sleep well at night is to build a series of what I call “safety nets” beneath me, my family, my business, and our assets. Here’s a personal question: Do you, as a head of your household, ever feel anxious or nervous that […]

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Jobs, Not Allowances

April 15, 2014

Thank you for reading and following Gutenblog. I recently spoke at the spring conference for the National Print Owners Association in Fort Lauderdale. Instead of presenting a “normal” marketing ideas seminar, I chose instead to discuss my personal philosophy, as well as the habits and core values that served as the foundation for building my […]

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No Questions Asked

March 25, 2014

Would you like to do something extraordinarily nice for your wife or husband? Here’s an idea that, if you choose to do it, is a gift you can be sure that none of your spouse’s friends or acquaintances will have ever received. If you own a printing business, try to remember that your spouse makes […]

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How Work Works

March 10, 2014

There were many times during the 29 years I owned my printing company that I felt like my employees shortchanged me when it came to working a full work week. In other words, there were many times I paid for 40 hours of work but didn’t get 40 hours of work in return. My hunch […]

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Should You Shut Down Your Computers Each Night?

February 4, 2014

I grew up in the 1960s, during the height of America’s Industrial Age. Machines were everywhere. They were respected, and tools were important. As the son and grandson of men who worked in the auto factories, I was taught to take care of my equipment, and that included making sure all of my equipment was […]

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Mike’s Top 50 Goals for 2014

January 9, 2014

This is the third part of a three-part series on setting goals. Forbes magazine said a few years ago that only 3% of people make a written list of their personal goals, but over 70% of the top 500 corporate CEOs do. I know which statistic I want to be a part of, don’t you? […]

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