Print BlogThere probably isn’t a person reading this post who hasn’t heard of Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven, one of the most famous of all composers, became deaf and composed some of his most famous symphonies while completely deaf. It is said that he had the legs cut off of a piano and when he struck a chord, he “heard” the note by putting his ear to the floor. Myles Chances are you’ve not heard of Myles de Bastion, a
Print BlogLast weekend, a friend who is thirty twice over commented, “I can’t believe it’s already July.” He then added, “It just seems like the older we get, the faster time goes.” With July 4th in the rearview mirror, we started reminiscing about our favorite holidays, traditions and memories. He said, “Remember when we slept in your backyard with friends in a sleeping bag, drank from the garden hose, swam in the pond wearing cut-off jean shorts, roasted marshmallows over
Print BlogDeveloping good habits can be hard at first, but as with anything else in life, it can be developed and maintained through perseverance.
Print Blog“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson What do ultra-successful people have that others don’t? An inextinguishable hunger for life-long learning.
Print Blog I thought a great deal about the human heart this past week, how fragile it is and how easy it is to take another person’s heart for granted. More than that, I found out about the “Internet Heart.” Within seven days, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade died by their hand. I stop and re-read the “by their own hand” part. They weren’t the victims of a murder-robbery or a terrible plane or train crash. They elected to take
Print BlogUnfortunately, inspiration is never around the corner when you need it most. You’re working on a top-priority project and have been given a set of instructions by the client: make it creative and unique. You’ve been working on it for days, and every idea and concept is discarded by the client because it doesn’t align with their vision. You wish you could read minds, but you can’t. You sit defeated, ready to throw in the towel. You need strength,
Print BlogAt a recent T-ball game that my four-year-old grandson Caleb was “starring” in (maybe an overstatement), an incident occurred that motivated me to write this blog. As I stood watching a young boy batting, I heard a voice yell, “Jimmy, choke up! Move your right foot back! Get your elbow up.” Instantaneously, a coach close to the young boy just looked at the parent who shouted, and just shook his head. Parents Gone Wild I know many former
Print BlogAs many of you know, I am a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and recently the NFL hosted their annual draft. There is something about its spectacle and its optimism that just makes me feel good. Every team drafts players that they hope will lead them to make the playoffs if not winning the Super Bowl. Round after round, the best collegiate players are chosen by professional teams, in rather complicated order. Some get traded up, some down,
Print BlogEmployee motivation is the key to the success of any business, company or organization. One of the things that separates second and third tier organizations from the cream of the crop is the fact that employees actually feel like getting up, going to work and doing well in the latter! All this begs the question: how does one go about helping employees feel motivated? Helping Employees Feel Motivated There are a number of things you can do to get
Print BlogWe all have off-days. Staying energized and working hard every single day is not possible. In fact, it’s unreasonable. The mind and body need time to repose. However, what happens when a couple off-days turn into a week of no inspiration or energy for work? Consistent demotivation is detrimental to personal and professional growth. You can miss out on a lot in that time. The key to managing demotivation is getting to the root cause of it. There’s more