Print BlogIs your time precious? I am sure most everyone reading this article would say, “Of course my time is precious, Steve.” Good, now we are on the same page. My time is precious, too. Who controls your time? That is a far more difficult question. Less than 25 years ago, we might answer with “My job” or “My spouse” or “My children.” Our careers and families, even our volunteer activities can take up a lot of time, but often
Print Blog“Worry gives small things a huge shadow!” – Anonymous Wealth, power, status and grandeur are commonly considered the signs of a successful person. The reality is that a huge salary really says nothing about the grit and resilience of a person.
Print BlogDo you want to be at a point in life where you wake up happy and excited to face the day ahead? That would be the real achievement, bringing your life to a point where it’s really worth living.
Print BlogAs I sit down to write this article, I am reminded of a story I read a few years ago about a prominent dermatologist who had a downtown office and a suburban office. Rather than driving one of his expensive cars to his downtown office, he rode the express bus from his luxury condominium in air-conditioned comfort. It was a beautiful warm day in June, and a young woman got on the bus a stop or two after his.
Print BlogIt was one of those trendy restaurants that can be found in most any city, and in larger cities there may be many of them. It was not a chain and not ritzy, but the kind of place where business people gather and clients meet vendors. I visit numerous such places each year when I am on the road. They are attractive, somewhat quiet, and the food is predictably good. I was in Atlanta to deliver a keynote speech
Print BlogIf you were asked to describe what your life would be like 10 years from now, what kind of a picture would you paint? How is your financial situation a decade later? What do your relationships look like? Is your business and career doing any better?
Print BlogYour time is immensely valuable. The sooner you realize that, the better you will become at learning to manage it wisely.
Print BlogLanguage changes. I get that. In fact, I must always keep up with expressions, slang and sayings to make my presentations more contemporary to my audiences. Back in the day, when I was working in the greeting card industry, learning, improving and knowing the latest use of the English language was mandatory. It was all about trends. With the exception of church services, most of us don’t say Thee and Thou anymore. Throw in today’s surplus of acronyms used
Print BlogThe pursuit of purpose is a significant and pervasive part of the human experience. We are always striving to seek meaning in our daily existence, aiming to establish an overarching sense of purpose in life.
Print BlogIt was at one of my favorite local restaurants that I saw a young girl staring at her computer, looking somber and almost on the verge of tears. I did not want to intrude, but the look on her face was breaking my heart. Since I had known her family for several years and knew she recently had moved into her apartment, I walked over to her and said, “Hello, Beth (not her real name!), is everything okay?” She