November 2021

November 2021

Strategies for Success Newsletter November 2021 Issue 191


Published by Emily Huling Selling Strategies
Copyright 2021 Emily Huling. All rights reserved.


In this November 2021 issue:

  1. Thoughts from the Office
  2. Thoughts from the Road
  3. Josmo’s Cafe
  4. Stay Energized


  1. Thoughts from the Office

Haste makes waste

My paper shredder has been dependable for years. It’s an old household model and handles only five pages at a time, but chomps staples quite efficiently.  For my home-based office use, it’s all I need.

I had accumulated a tall stack of business and financial documents to be shredded. I was in a hurry. I figured it would take about thirty minutes to shred all the paper. All was going smoothly until I thought “What the heck, I’ll go for six pages at a time!” I put in six pages for several batches. So far so good. Then I got impatient. Not only was I feeding it beyond its limit, I inserted the paper faster. Sure enough, the paper shredder jammed, buzzed, and shut down. Even the reverse mode didn’t help correct the damage I had caused. What a mess! I then wasted 30 minutes while the shredder cooled down enough to restart and another few minutes to unjam the paper stuck in the feed. I had no one to blame but myself for being impatient and ignoring instructions.

Moral of the story. Be careful about pushing the limits. Speeding things up can slow things down.

Originally published February 2009


  1. Thoughts from the Road

Being in nature brings out our best self

Lucky us in North and South Carolina to have the Carolina Thread Trail. The trail is a network of about 300 miles of trails and greenways and 170 miles of blueways connecting 15 counties in our two states. Under the parent organization Catawba Lands Conservancy, 88 local governments have collaborated for funding, land acquisition, design, and construction to create something to be enjoyed by all. Bravo to that!

I’ve been spending a lot of time finding and exploring trails within an hour drive that meander through forests, over bridges across creeks, and along old railroad lines. Most distances are short with difficulty levels easy or moderate making hiking the trails simply an enjoyable walk with nature.

After a soothing walk in the woods, it’s hard to hold on to worry, anger, or fear. For me, those feelings are replaced with an abundance of kindness, patience, and understanding.

Appreciating the beauty, the sounds, the smells, and the peace of being in nature with no agenda other than to enjoy brings out the best in all of us. I hope you’ll explore the trails and greenways in your community to discover what the experience does for you.


  1. Josmo’s Café

My Crockpot and Instant Pot have been busy the past month. Pea soup (Honey Baked Ham bone and their pea soup mix is the best), corned beef (adding a bottle of beer to the water makes it extra tasty), and our reliable Beef Stew were all delicious dinners last month. Our newest addition to slow cooker fare is Cranberry Maple Shredded Chicken.  It’s great as a sandwich or served over a baked potato. Enjoy!

I have a new Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Bread on the site. My friends tell me it has the best combination of the fall spices we love.

Looking for more great recipes? We have over 100 recipes on our Josmo’s Café page on the website.


  1. Stay Energized

Our Energizer Minute for November is Assume the Best.

Anyone else an Apple TV+ Ted Lasso fan? I’m hooked! It was only after the show’s huge Emmy sweep that I began watching. I tuned in expecting laughter and got much more. I was enthralled by the story, the music, and the life lessons. Much has been written about Ted’s leadership style for good reason. I even bought the poster of Ted’s Rules for Living for meaningful daily smiles and reminders.


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