09 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Pirate, Politician, or Painting

In any meeting you can play one of these roles: Pirate The Pirate in the room questions the status quo and provides ideas on doing things differently.  The Pirate has a loud and bold voice that unflinchingly challenges authority, and every time he opens his mouth you can count on at least one-third of the […]

Continue Reading

03 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Formula for Success

Formula for Success: Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and fail. Try and succeed. (repeat as needed.) Improved Formula for Success: Try, fail, LEARN. Try something different, fail again, learn some more. Try something even more different… SUCCEED. (repeat for the rest of your life.)

Continue Reading

01 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A Year of Whensdays

if_calendar_299092

Time for the annual New Year’s Whensday reboot! Think of this yearly recurring post as a “New Year’s Holiday Special” for inspiring you (and me!) to get more things done in 2012. January is an ideal time to adopt an “Everyday is Whensday” philosophy. By now you’ve probably noted the unique spelling (or at the […]

Continue Reading

01 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Wait Loss Program

One might “gain weight” but there is rarely anything gained by waiting. On the contrary, the chances are greater that you’ll miss out on opportunities by delaying — you’ll experience “wait loss.”  Some delays are inevitable, but most are self-imposed delays based on fear, distractions, and insecurities. Fear Some fear failure, some fear success, some […]

Continue Reading

06 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Silly Putty Powered Ideas

A recent conversation with a friend of mine lead to him describing the creative process he was going through as “molding a new idea out of clay.” That statement sparked an image in my mind, but (as with most ideas) I kept building on it in my own brain and came to the realization that […]

Continue Reading

01 September 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Pushy Friends

We all need pushy friends. Not pushy in the way that is annoying and obnoxious, but pushy in the way that makes you reach further and achieve more by pushing you out of your comfort zone to enable that growth. I have a new friend named Adrienne who not only challenges me in every conversation […]

Continue Reading

31 May 2011 ~ 2 Comments

That’s Impossible (until it isn’t)

People will say “that’s impossible!” …until it isn’t. People will say “that will never happen!” …until it does. People will say “you’re wasting your time!” …until it pays off. The 4-minute mile? Impossible! Man in flight? It will never happen! The electric lightbulb? You’re wasting your time! History is filled with examples of the Crazy […]

Continue Reading

16 May 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Three Things That Define Your Goals

While reading Jeffrey Gitomer’s latest book, The Little Book of Leadership: The 12.5 Strengths of Responsible, Reliable, Remarkable Leaders That Create Results, Rewards, and Resilience, I was prompted to do an exercise  that asked me to write down three things that define and embrace the way I think about my life’s goals.  Most of the […]

Continue Reading

07 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Success is Everything You Do

You don’t achieve Success by doing one thing. You achieve Success by EVERYTHING you do. But you achieve it by doing one successful thing at a time.

Continue Reading

02 April 2011 ~ 1 Comment

What I say about you is more important than what YOU say about you

I just finished reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book, The Thank You Economy. I’d had an opportunity to see and hear Gary speak live about his new book via several online resources, and while there is no denying Gary is passionate speaker, he can tear off on a tangent unrelated to the topic at-hand and will […]

Continue Reading