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Happy Monday! Make it Great!
(October 19th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day & National No Beard Day….what a weird combo.)
I’m back! Thanks to Jason for filling in for me on Friday. I usually try to do something more on the fun side with the girls on Fridays, but this week I was inspired by Craig’s recent cleaning out shenanigans to knock some items off my personal to-do list.
When we moved into our house about a year ago, I cleaned out my closet and donated much of it. I held onto a few things and sold them, but I still had a small pile of things that was becominig a nuisance. Since his Crohn’s diagnosis and subsequent diet changes, Craig has lost about 60 lbs, so he had almost an entire closet full of clothes to donate, sell or give away. Our usual outlet for donating hasn’t been available since COVID, but I was able to find a local clothes closet that takes in new or like new clothes, sorts them and then allows foster children to shop there. (Apparently many children in foster care come into their new homes with very little in the way of clothes.) They also help families who need it for whatever reason, mothers and children coming out of domestic violence situations, and house fire victims. Thankfully they had an appointment for drop-off available on Friday, so we filled the back of my SUV with what we had and gave it all away! I’m so glad we found a place that is blessing those in need in our community.
The rest of our weekend was good as well. We enjoyed a movie with friends in our outdoor “theater” (speakers + outdoor movie screen) with the fire pits going and marshmallows roasting. The girls loved it!
I have lots of different things on my plate this week, so I am praying for energy, stamina and clarity of mind around each thing I need to tackle. The right things at the right time, please Lord. I hope each of you has a productive and fulfilling week ahead.
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
Happy Monday! We are continuing to offer unbeatable deals on PPE!
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Today we are going to look at one of our most popular transceiver modules, the SFP-10G-SR! The Cisco SFP-10G-SR module gives you a wide variety of 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options for your data center, enterprise wiring closet, and service provider transport applications. This module boasts a variety of features and benefits, including being the industry’s smallest form factor, which results in the greatest density per chassis. The SFP-10G-SR is hot-swappable and can be switched out with ease. Cisco 10GBase-SR SFP+ modules also feature Digital Optical Monitoring (DOM) functionality, which allows you to monitor the signal strength, the temperature of the SFP, and the transceiver voltage.
Cisco 10GBase-SR SFP+ modules support a link length of up to 300 meters on multi-mode fiber. The SFP-10G-SR requires a minimum of OM3 fiber. We offer this module in 3 different options!
Confronting the Brutal Facts – by Gary our Chief Administrative Officer
(If you missed the previous parts of this series, you can read them on our blog.)
Apollo Mission Moment #11
The “successful failure” of Apollo 13 began with a simple statement from Mission Commander, Jim Lovell, “Houston, we have a problem.” In the ensuing chaos within Mission Control, Flight Director, Gene Kranz brought a calming focus to the team when he said, “OK people, let’s work the problem. Let’s not make things worse by guessing.”
It is difficult to over-emphasize the importance of acknowledging problems in business. Smart people often have difficulty acknowledging the reality of problems. It is perceived as a sign of weakness. In times of uncertainty or crisis, emotion tends to warp the decision-making process. It is critically important that decisions be fact-based (and not gut-based) as often as possible.
Leveraging the Moment:
- Confront reality…Define the problem. This is the first step in any solution process.
- Preparation and training help you overcome emotional impediments to reality thinking.
- Encourage robust dialogue as a vehicle to disclose reality.
“Harmony can be the enemy of truth” (Larry Bossidy/Ram Charan, Execution—The Discipline of Getting Things Done)
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 40,356,800 cases worldwide, with 30,153,700 people who have recovered, with 1,119,426 deaths AND 8,388,000 cases in the US with over 5,457,900 people have recovered, with 224,732 deaths.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the Trump administration to reconcile remaining disputes on coronavirus stimulus legislation within 48 hours as lawmakers attempt to pass a bill before the 2020 election. Pelosi set the 48-hour deadline on negotiations after speaking with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday night for more than an hour. “The 48 only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do,” Pelosi said.
- First-day iPhone 12 pre-orders surpassed last year’s iPhone 11 pre-orders, according to top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. Kuo said Apple sold up to 2 million iPhone 12 models in the first 24 hours of pre-orders, up from 800,000 units of the iPhone 11 for the same period last year.
- CVS wants to immediately hire 15,000 employees to prepare for an expected rise in Covid-19 and flu cases this fall and winter. More than 10,000 of those will be full-time and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians who can help dispense medications and administer Covid-19 tests.
- The Atlanta Braves choked and destroyed the hopes & dreams of all Atlanta sports fans in Game 7 of the NLCS last night. (Yes…I am a scorned Atlanta sports fan while typing this email – Jason) The Dodgers coming back from a 3-1 game deficit in the series will play against the Tamp Bay Rays in the World Series starting tomorrow.
- Gen X candy lovers are most likely to enjoy candy corn, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the National Confectioners Association. Nearly 6 in 10 (58 percent) of Gen X consumers reported they enjoyed the classic Halloween treat. Baby boomers, at 56 percent, follow closely behind. However, candy corn is slightly less popular with younger generations, as less than half of Millennials (46 percent) and Gen Z (49 percent) report enjoying candy corn.