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5 Tips From The World’s Best Business Coach….Bob Dylan

Back in another lifetime, I was fortunate enough to have met and talked one on one with Bob Dylan for about half an hour. This was back in the 70s when he was just about the biggest thing out there. · The story of how this came to be is a long one, and would probably make a good ...

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Never Believe A Prediction That Doesn’t Empower You

This will likely be the last post I write on my experiences over the past two years. It's time to move on and get back to my normal stuff. · On the day I left the hospital in Hamilton after having spinal surgery and the nerve that controlled balance in my legs was severed, I was ...

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Things Lost & Found: Part 7 - Patience

I have always been impatient. I think it may have a lot to do with my metabolism. It seems like I am always in a hurry to get things done. · Before I actually got proficient at writing, which is mostly what I do and have done for all of my adult life, I was always in a hurry. In ...

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Things Lost & Found: Part 5 - Magic

Other posts in this series can be found · at https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray/blog · Sixteen months ago I was operated on to remove an e-coli infection that had lodged itself in my upper spine. In order to stabilize the part of the spine that was effected the surgeon had to p ...

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~ Jim Murray ~
| am an ex-ad agency creative director, writer,
art director, strategist, editorialist, reader,
TV & movie watcher. | have been actively
posting on social media since the early 2000s.

| live with my wife on the beautiful Niagara Peninsula

in Canada and work with a small group of companies MURMARKETING
who are making a positive difference in the world. ~ STRATEGY & CREATIVE ~

 

COPYRIGHT 2021 MURMARKETING

Things Lost and Found- Part 3: Civility

This is the third article in this series: The other two articles are available on my blog page: https://ca.bebee.com/bee/jim-murray/blog · I grew up in the advertising business in Toronto when there were Liberal agencies, Conservative agencies and even a few NDP agencies. I worke ...

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My Soul Is Not For Sale

There is a wave of hatred and divisiveness spreading around the world. If I were a religious person I would solemnly proclaim that this is the work of Satan and his minions here on earth. · I am not religious, but I do believe that evil exists and in times of crisis, it rears its ...

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Things Lost & Found Part 2: Critical Faculties

This is the second post in a series. The first post can be found here: https://ca.bebee.com/producer/things-lost-found-part-1-0JBaYMVRuHek · I have never been what you would call a people person. When I was younger I was, but as I grew older, I lost a good deal of my ability to s ...

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Things Lost & Found: Part 1: Religion

One of the advantages of being in my early seventies and not senile or afflicted with anything that affects my brain, is that you can look back on all the years you spent and see what we have gained and what we have lost. · And somewhere in the middle of all that are the things t ...

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The Friday Files - The Nature of Certainty Part 2

In a way it’s funny because certainty in this life is often defined in uncertain terms. · For example, it’s a certain that we are all going to die. But it’s uncertain exactly when that will take place. Could be in the next minute or so, could be thirty or forty years from now. · ...

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They Used To Just Be Morons

They kept to themselves more or less. · They drank a lot most nights. Mostly beer. They drove around drunk and probably had their share of fender benders. They quit school before finishing high school. They watched a lot of TV, especially in between low paying jobs. They saved up ...

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~ Jim Murray ~
| am an ex-ad agency creative director, writer,
art director, strategist, editorialist, reader,
TV & movie watcher. | have been actively
posting on social media since the early 2000s.

| live with my wife on the beautiful Niagara Peninsula

in Canada and work with a small group of companies MURMARKETING
who are making a positive difference in the world. ~ STRATEGY & CREATIVE ~

 

COPYRIGHT 2021 MURMARKETING

The Friday Files 2021 - Part 4 The Nature Of Certainty

There is uncertainty all around us. You don’t always feel it, and that’s a relief. If you did it would make you a paranoid and nobody really wants to live that way. · The uncertainly I feel around me comes from being a little too much with the world. Writers tend to be that way. ...

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The Friday Files 2021 - Part 3 What’s Wrong With The World

Sometimes I lay down in the dark, close my eyes and try to figure out what's wrong with the world. · And it all keeps coming back to one thing. One thing that causes all the strife. One thing that causes all the hate. One thing that keeps most of us living in a state of fear. · I ...

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~ Jim Murray ~
| am an ex-ad agency creative director, writer,
art director, strategist, editorialist, reader,
TV & movie watcher. | have been actively
posting on social media since the early 2000s.

| live with my wife on the beautiful Niagara Peninsula

in Canada and work with a small group of companies MURMARKETING
who are making a positive difference in the world. ~ STRATEGY & CREATIVE ~

 

COPYRIGHT 2021 MURMARKETING

The Friday Files: 2021 Edition - Part 2

Everything I Know About Getting Business · Now that things are coming back to whatever will pass for normal, I’m starting to see a lot of videos from people who want to teach other people all the ins and outs of getting business on LinkedIn and other social media sites. I’ve · l ...

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The Day Off, Yeah, Right

It’s a Thursday. I am beat from a rather grueling valuation day yesterday at Shaver where I’m doing my rehab and I’m only halfway through. We finish up there on Friday and won’t be able to go back for 6 months. · So we have both joined the gym at Brock, and will go there a couple ...

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The Cult Of Ignorance: The Biggest Cult Of Them All

A lot of us have been on social media for quite some time now and one of the things that we should have learned by now is that opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one. · Social media gives you the opportunity to say whatever you want about whatever you want and if you wor ...

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The Trouble With God

The trouble with God is that he is a great manager. He creates all kinds of things and leaves them to fend for themselves, confident that his creations will grow and thrive and evolve and that it will all will be good for everyone and everything that is part of his creation. · An ...

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The Friday Files 2021 Edition: Part 1

The Friday Files was a feature I built into my blogging a few years back. It got shunted off onto a spur when I got sick and eventually went into the hospital for spinal surgery. · I have been out of the hospital and well on my way to as much of a recovery as I can honestly hope ...

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Confessions Of A Not So Radical Leftist

In Canada, where I have lived all my life, I am, as labelled by Conservatives, a bleeding heart Liberal. But like a lot of Canadians I was very much influenced by the ongoing political volatility of US, where I spent a good deal of my youth, due to its proximity to my home town o ...

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A Second Chance To Make A First Impression? I Don’t Think So.

Developing or retooling a small to medium sized business, as every business owner will tell you, is a lot of work. And it can cost a great deal of money too. But all too often in this process, however, some of the things that are actually the most important parts of getting your ...

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The Great Disappearing Country

I grew up in a border town where the American influence was stronger than even the influence of my own country. American news was watched every evening. American music was listened to incessantly, Americans owned second homes all along the shore of Lake Erie. Rich Americans belon ...

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