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Why I Don’t Outsource (A Poem)

It’s so hard to hire
It’s too tough to trust
Somebody else to do
Some of my stuff

I’m sure there’s more money
More dough I could make 
But what if the person I 
Pay’s a mistake?

Perfection’s my best and my 
Worst tendency 
There’s nobody else who can 
Do it like me

It’s probably pride 
Very well could be 
For now, I’ll stay solo
My own agency

Down the road maybe 
For now I’ll say no 
Content to remain as a 
One-woman show 

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Blueprint, Budget, Timeline (a poem)

“Which of you, intending to build a tower,
sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost,
whether he have sufficient to finish?”

-Jesus (Luke 14:28)

Blueprint, budget, timeline
The three most crucial parts
Pay painstaking attention
Before you ever start

What’s the plan for building? 
What’s the final cost?
What’s the schedule look like? 
Not one detail gets long lost

Break down the analysis 
The plan, the time, the price 
And then when you’re all through with that
Look it over twice

Blueprint, budget, timeline 
Don’t leave out even one
Execute with wisdom 
Until the job is done 

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No Guarantee

“I wonder sometimes about the outcome.”
-John Mayer

I need some sort of guarantee
To help with the anxiety
There’s things I wish that I could see
What’s the final score for me?

Stuff that it would help to know
How it ends, the story goes
It probably would scare me though, so
God in wisdom has said no

It seems I’ve got the checklist life
Some babies and somebody’s wife
But still, there’s all this inner strife
(And pain you could cut with a knife)

And all in all, it’s still just me
No changes fundamentally
Still the girl I used to be
Just more responsibility

The guarantee’s not coming
Not sure of the next turn
Best I can do is see it through
And try my best to learn 

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Outsource Too Far (A Poem)

Outsource too far and some
Details get lost
Some choose to do it
No matter the cost
….
The time and the transfer of
What’s in your brain
Does not seem efficient
But I won’t complain

An hour to describe
A 5 minute task
“Is this really smart?”
(Oh, I’ll never ask)

I’ll take the job off of your
Plate all the way
As long as there’s cash at the
End of the day 

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Cognitive Check-Up (a poem)

Some things I think about way too much
Some things don’t think about near enough
When living in a world with so much stuff
Priorities easily get mixed up

Wise is the one who stays focused
On the things that matter most
When there’s so much to distract you
What can you control?

The mental load is heavy
Some things you’ve got to cut
The brain has been a dumping ground
Which fences should you shut?

Discern your energies
Preside well over time
Get clear on your values
Regulate your mind

The task is far from easy
The job is never through
But checking your cognition
Is something you should do!

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Supply-Induced Demand (A Sonnet)

Supply-induced demand (is when a)
Product is at hand 
And some will choose to buy 
Just because there’s a supply

They keep an extra stash 
As a way to get your cash 
It’s not really a need
Just a craving you can feed

But I’m not falling for it 
I simply just ignore it 
I know the tactics well 
For the chosen ways to sell

So market your stuff with your best strategy 
Good chance that you’ll be getting nothing from me 

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The Borrower Is Slave (a poem)

“The borrower is slave to the lender.”

Cut the cards
Lose the loans
Ditch the debt 
Nix the notes

My car may be old
My stuff may be small
But here’s why I win:
THEY’RE PAID FOR IN FULL!

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