Need more coffee.  Taking Starbucks and any coffee outing out of the budget for as long as I can.–  YEAH, a voice in me muddles, HOW MANY TIMES, MIKEY…. THAT PROMISE.  YEAH….

Kids come back from a walk.  Jackie nutty, joking at high volume.  I need a latte.  There, the inner-voice was right.  Eff you, inner-character.

Off phone with an IT guy, who talked quite a bit, but I loved his energy, interest in his own story, how quickly he just started telling it… how eager he was to tell it.  That’s what ANY AAE or AE should be doing.  Talking about not just the company you represent, or products and services you’re speaking and selling… but you.  Tell stories.