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Notes From The Puryears

Entrepreneurs and the Importance of Gratitude

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, where deals are sealed, contracts signed, and strategies devised, it's easy to overlook a subtle yet profound force that can elevate our professional endeavors to new heights – gratitude. As entrepreneurs navigating the...

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The Power of the Present Moment

Today, we’re hoping to guide you (or rather get you started) on a journey toward a more fulfilling and successful life! As entrepreneurs, you are constantly juggling multiple responsibilities, facing uncertainties, and striving for success. In the midst of this...

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Heritage Arts Are Making a Comeback

Have you felt the sudden urge to pick up your sewing needles or build a chicken coop? You’re not alone. With the desire to make sustainable, one-of-a-kind items on the rise, there’s been a distinct uptick in people taking part in “heritage arts.” Heritage arts are...

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Five Free Ways to Brighten Your Day

Life is hard, and it can be easy to dig yourself into a rut of just going through the motions. Add in gloomy weather, an especially tantrum-prone two-year-old, or getting reprimanded at work—and your day may quickly descend from bad to worse. But an expensive...

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Creating a Legacy—What Will Yours Look Like?

Have you ever thought about what your legacy will be? What will you leave behind when you’re gone? Whose lives have you touched while here on earth? These are deep questions that can get your head spinning if you think about them for too long, and that’s okay! None...

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How to Create Personal Connections 

The idea of building strong relationships is appealing to a lot of us … but what’s the best way to create personal connections? There are lots of methods, and it takes time. But don’t be afraid of the work! People are made to connect with each other, so it’s worth...

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