As a child, I will always remember my mom taking me for ice cream at the soda fountain in the old drug store. Around the corner, we would stop by the tailor’s shop to say hello to the owner. As I grew older, I would come to realize that he was one of the greatest men I had ever met. This tailor and fabric cutter was an immigrant who came to America as a young boy sometime around the year
As a multimillion mile flyer and a member of the American Airlines Concierge Key™ program, I was exceptionally intrigued by the movie Up in the Air, starring George Clooney. Inspired to watch the film because of my frequent travel, I walked away with a subtle, and yet unusual, reminder about how many people give up on their adolescent dreams. As the character Ryan Bingham, Clooney had a scene that inspired me to write this article. Bingham worked for a company
Having no personal goals is the same as spending the entire game running up and down the field and never scoring. You’re making the effort, but there aren’t any results. This likely isn’t the first time you’ve read about the importance of setting goals, and it’s definitely not going to be the last. As clichéd it may sound, goal setting is important when it comes to success in business and in life. So, how do you start? Step One: Start
In my first book, Enjoy The Ride, I make the distinction of never letting the urgent get in the way of the important. I used the tragedy of 9/11 as an example, talking about the importance we must place in our lives as to what is actually meaningful. So often in life, we allow “urgent” things to get in the way of our faith, spouses, family, parents and health. We often forget to count our blessings, neglect to say “I
Yes, this has happened to all of us. We all have bad days, but everything seems to pale in comparison with one of those weeks when everything that could go wrong seems to. Has this happened to you? A week that was so bad that you wanted to dig a hole and crawl inside? As a responsible individual, such behavior isn’t really an option. So, what is? Getting back on track, of course! But saying is different than actually doing.
In my latest book, Detour, I talk at length about the word Can’t. Can’t is an abysmal word and, in fact, it’s made even worse by the fact that it is self-directed. How many times have we caught ourselves saying that we just can’t do something? We convince ourselves we have always done something in a certain way, that’s who we are, and we’ll never be able to achieve a goal we perceive as being way beyond our reach. We