Problems Suck Let’s not play ridiculous word games about problems really being opportunities in disguise. That’s B.S. and we all know it. Problems suck. They suck a lot. Big problems suck a WHOLE lot. However Let’s Be Grateful Despite the misery of problems, we should be grateful they exist (no, I’m not back to word … Continue reading Problems Suck. Here’s How To Deal With Them
How Do You Fix A Train Wreck? Ten years ago I had to SWOT one of my best friends. This was a guy I had grown close to after college and spent a fair amount of time with. For this reason I was absolutely blown away when he approached me one day with a plea … Continue reading SWOT Yourself To A Better Life
The Most Miserable Trip Of My Life Many years ago, I jumped at an opportunity to take a trip with my brother on his sailboat. I thought it would be fun-ride the waves, drink some margaritas, etc. Good times right? It turned out to be a horrible decision. My brother had just learned to navigate … Continue reading How To Create A Better Career With One Decision
An Attitude That Took America To The Moon WOW! That’s all I could think about after spending dinner with an astronaut who actually walked on the moon. About halfway through the meal he began talking about all of the setbacks the space program experienced during the “Space Race”. From rockets exploding on take off to … Continue reading How To Build A Positive Mindset In 30 Days
Everyone Is Tempted To Settle Settle for “good enough”. You read all the books on success and, you followed blogs that celebrate those who push through adversity to attain their career or business goals. However, what those articles and books don’t talk about is that after the enthusiasm wears off the long slow grind begins. … Continue reading Settling Is Never The Answer
What’s The Reason For What You Do? What’s your purpose? That’s the question I always ask my classes. For most of the last three years, I’ve volunteered my free time teaching critical business skills to adults in transition, or just generally unhappy in their careers. My goal is to empower them with the expertise that … Continue reading Purpose. Do You Have One?
There’s No Secret To Success Add value. No, strike that – add massive value. That’s the answer I give whenever I’m asked what the secret is to success in a large company. It Really Is That Obvious Frankly, I’m always shocked by the inquiry. Given that so many people, especially those in their 50s, are … Continue reading Value Equals Your Success
What’s The Secret To Building Courage? What is the secret to having the ability to try almost anything (that will not kill or harm you), or to charge head long into any opportunity without fear? Inside Each Of Us Are Two Wolves Battling For Control In his book “The Way Of The SEAL” former special … Continue reading Courage: Which Wolf Do you Feed?
You Are Committed To Your Goals You read all the books on to accomplish your goals. You follow blogs that celebrate the joys of success. Most Important, you are committed to accomplishing your goals. Success Don’t Come Easy However, what those articles and books don’t talk about is that after the enthusiasm wears off the … Continue reading How To Make Sure You Accomplish Whatever You Want In Life
Committed To Dream James Meredith, a bright young man, had commitment-to get a college education. So he sent his application to the University of Mississippi. The school rejected him. Not for academic reasons, but because he was the wrong color. Refusing To Take No For An Answer The year was 1961, the height of segregation in the southern … Continue reading How To Be Committed