What Makes You Alive?

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive.  And then go do that.  Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman I was [...]


Step Back & Slow Down

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius One result of being told we live in a fast-paced world is that we believe we have to hurry all the time.  We’re told [...]


So Much Complexity

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein Last week in this space the topic was fuel & where we go to get energy.  Someone said to me that they’ve figured out where they go to get [...]


What’s Your Fuel

“When you look at people who are thriving in their jobs, you notice they didn’t find them, they made them.” – Ashley Goodall One of the aspects of real success that gets overlooked is energy.  [...]


Always Forward

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide It’s the understatement of the decade to say that we live in somewhat chaotic [...]


Zigging and Zagging

“To succeed, planning alone is insufficient.  One must improvise as well.” – Isaac Asimov In the past, we’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about planning and focus and being [...]


Let Your Rock Stars Be Rock Stars

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Too many businesses (and people) are doing things because [...]


Success vs Comfort

“Growth demands the temporary surrender of security.” – Gail Sheehy I remember as a kid overhearing a conversation that had to do with someone who was approaching retirement.  The gist of the [...]


Now is the Time

“Men make history and not the other way around.  In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.  Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change [...]


Full Speed Somewhere

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – B.C. Forbes Last week in this space we talked about reaching the point – hopefully soon – where we can stop hunkering [...]