Play Your Part

“I am in competition with no one.  I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.  I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” – Unknown I’ve had several [...]


Take The Wheel

“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” – J.K. Rowling I can’t remember the last time I was in a meeting or having a conversation with leaders and [...]


Thinking Positive

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller In our current world, it seems like most people’s default setting is “angry”.  [...]


Energy vs No Energy

“Most people see what they want to, or at least what they expect to.” – Martha Grimes Being a leader is hard work.  There’s no “easy” button or magic bullet.  Every time you think you everything [...]


Believe and Act

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill We’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about characteristics [...]


Am I In The Right Place?

“Don’t expect your boss, co-workers and customers (clients) to make you happy – realize that happiness is an inside job.  Our happiness has less to do with forces outside of us and more to do [...]


How Do You Respond?

“Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb People throw around a lot of different words and phrases to describe great leaders.  You hear about things like work ethic, integrity, [...]


What Do You Think?

“When bobbing for apples, an idealist endlessly reaches for the best apple, a pessimist settles for the first one within reach, while an optimist drains the barrel, fishes out all the apples and [...]


Your Beliefs = Your Outcomes

“Man is made by his belief.  As he believes, so he is.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Here’s an obvious statement:  there are a lot of things in our lives and careers that we have absolutely no [...]


Reality Check

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’Connor Wishful thinking.  Everyone criticizes it, everyone bad mouths it, and everyone does it.  We want things to [...]