Print BlogHave you ever felt like you were stuck in a never-ending cycle of failure? Do you find yourself unable to succeed every time you endeavor to turn your life around? It’s a tough spot to be in.
Print BlogThere was an interesting article that appeared in The Washington Post in March 2015 entitled: “Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college.” Though the article was primarily written for parents “devastated” by the prospect that their straight-A students might still lack the stuff to get into a prestigious university, there is a valuable kernel of information in that article for every one of us, college-age or much older. It all comes down to
Print BlogDespite the digital interconnectedness of modern-day society, a significant percentage of us are virtually stuck in place in our real, not virtual lives. It is incredibly easy for us to click on YouTube and “be” in Bali or Brazil in a second, but in our actual everyday existence we live in an adventure-free, experience-free environment. For far too many, the concept of “adventure” is having spaghetti and sausage rather than spaghetti and meatballs; walking the mall clockwise instead of
Print BlogYou’ve almost sealed the deal with a client you’ve been pursuing for 3 months. You’re just an email away from convincing them to choose your company over your competitor’s.
Print BlogThere was an image we used to have of what made for a successful business person, parent or even neighbor. It was predictability. A person worked hard at their job, earned a 30 or 40-year service pin, raised a family, and belonged to the same church. It was all neat and tidy. Changing jobs or relationships or churches or even leaving the town was considered unusual. Change is Inevitable Times have changed. “Stability” is no longer always possible.
Print BlogIs the image you might have of a “person of action Harrison Ford as “Indiana Jones?” Perhaps it’s Angelina Jolie in “The Tourist,” or Will Smith in “Men In Black.” Or does a star athlete remind you of a person of action? Serena Williams, Tom Brady or LeBron James might all fit the bill for you. True, our images of those people are all depictions of larger than life action personalities, but I am much more interested in you.
Print BlogNot long ago, I was reminded of an old story of two friends who exchanged the same Christmas card for over 40 years. Over the years they added new comments, but the card itself, weathered and worn, went first to one friend and then to the other, over and over again. In time, the card became much more than a card. It measured the passage of time; the good, the bad, the joys and sorrows of life, but it
Print BlogMany of us complain about feeling stuck in life. But sitting in one spot and continuously complaining about all that’s wrong isn’t going to get you anywhere.
Print BlogIn the older part of our town, there are several streets with very wide medians, perhaps 250 feet wide, and then on either side of the roads that run along the median are lovely Victorian homes of the 1870s and 1880s. The medians have been beautifully planted, and over the years, the mature trees have given beauty, character, and depth to the neighborhood. Between the stately pines, sycamores, beech, and maple trees is a well-worn footpath used by walkers,
Print BlogThe period between Thanksgiving and the New Year is all too often reduced to receiving those Christmas-time letters that invariably talk of amazing vacations, state championships, reports of honor rolls or trophies won for most every honor under the sun. Last year we received a letter that included the phrase, “We deserved it.” “The sender said, “Over the summer we cruised the rivers of Europe for three weeks because we deserved it!” What We Are Owed I always