Stop Talking About What's Wrong. TAKE ACTION to Help Make it Right.

Stop Talking About What’s Wrong. TAKE ACTION to Help Make it Right.

Working toward positive change is a much more productive use of time and energy than complaining and/or trying to thwart a negative. One of the best and long-lasting ways to ...
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Fine is a Four Letter Word.

Fine is a Four Letter Word.

Don't listen to condescending voices of marginalization and mediocrity. Voices that say you don’t have to work as hard as you do, because less is “just fine.” Those voices don’t ...
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maybe they're not GIVING you a hard time. maybe they're HAVING a hard time.

maybe they’re not GIVING you a hard time. maybe they’re HAVING a hard time.

The next time someone gives you a hard time, consider the possibility that it has NOTHING to do with you. Consider the possibility that they are dealing with something you ...
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Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem.

Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem.

Some will step up, take ownership and work toward a solution. Some will complain and search for someone to blame. And when they're done complaining about it and/or trying to ...
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Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities they Don’t.

If You Want to Recognize Opportunity, Pay Attention.

Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities They Don’t. Seems simple. but you know as well as I do that people are oblivious most of the time. We walk ...
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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. #DoYourBestEvenWhenYouDontNeedTo #GoodSteward #AudienceofOne

Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard

When you are talented in some area and doing a job that you are overqualified for, it may seem like you don't need to work as hard to be half ...
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Sometimes, with people, you find what you look for. #SeePeople because we're all #JustaDifferentKindofBroken

You Find What You Look For. What are you missing?

What if you questioned your assumptions? ...
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Repentance leads to positive change but guilt is self-destructive, counter-productive and a waste of time.

Repentance vs. Guilt reACT or reSPOND?

Repentance leads to positive change, but guilt is self-destructive, counter-productive and and a waste of time. Guilt: feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of ...
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When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message

When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message are you duplicitous?

Do you have a friend who you KNOW differs from you with regard to faith, politics, relationships, social issues, etc? Is there a difference in how you relate to them ...
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the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo.

the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo.

Check it out. Such a cute video. Encouraging. A great example of optimism. But another thought nags at me. Scroll below the video if you care to explore that thought ...
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problem solving and benchmarking.

problem solving and benchmarking. facing a problem? search for what's been done before.

I'm not that special. I feel like I've written about this before, but when I'm facing a problem, I tend to believe that someone, somewhere, sometime has faced either my ...
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Don't Insulate Yourself from Developmental Feedback (constructive criticism). Be Brave. Seek it out.

Looking for a Qualified Teacher or Credible Mentor? 4 Things to Consider:

Recently, in a post entitled "Want to improve? Give people permission to tell you the truth." I wrote: "As scary as it is, if you REALLY want to improve, seek ...
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Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk.

Memo to Me: Listen more than you talk.

Remember: You can learn a lot about and from others. What they think... How they feel... Something they've learned... maybe even what they worry about or struggle with... when you ...
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Give the people you trust permission to tell you the truth

Want to improve? Give people permission to tell you the truth. (And don’t punish them for it)

Do you want to improve? To get better at what you do? If the only feedback you are receiving about the work you are doing... the risks you are taking ...
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09/2018 baseline fitness measurement.

09/2018 baseline fitness measurement. indo board, forearm plank and wall squat.

I turned 54 three days ago - another birthday without consistent daily fitness, so I thought I'd find out how far I've regressed by taking an indo board lunch break ...
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