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Published: Feb 11 , 2019
Author: Brian Buck

Valentine’s Day is the worst! I’m a hopeless romantic but Valentine’s Day messes with expectations in ways that no candy/card/flower-giving day should! I spend the entire year making sure my wife knows that I love her but this one day puts so much pressure on doing something meaningful that I think if I don’t, it would somehow negate the other 364 days of devoted love. It wasn’t until my wife told me this one thing did everything change.

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Published: Feb 04 , 2019
Author: Brian Buck

Almost ⅓ of the population watched the Super Bowl. Did you see when Bill Belichick negotiated with the referee? Or when Julian Edelman negotiated with the safeties to get more yards? Or Sean McVay negotiating with Commissioner Goodell to give him the Lombardi trophy instead of Belichick? Of course not! Why? Because you can’t negotiate everything! When should you negotiate?

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Published: Jan 28 , 2019
Author: Brian Buck

I live a double life. When people find out what I do for a living, misconceptions abound. People’s expectations of me change. Some are intrigued. Others go on the defensive. Some think I possess superpowers while others want to see how good I am. It can be a challenge and I’m not alone. In fact, these wild assumptions impact many professionals just like me. If you know what I’m talking about, how do you deal with them?

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To Build or Not To Build?

We have barely avoided a second government shutdown in less than three weeks. It was a last-minute behind-the-scenes negotiation that led to the current deal. Then on the heels of signing the bill, President Trump initiated a state of emergency to get the funding he wants to build a wall. Is this all because of a wall? I don’t think so.

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