How to Stay Focused from the Lonely Inventor

He invented dynamite, his family profited from war; and he was called “the merchant of death.” Despite it all, Swedish chemist and inventor Alfred Nobel believed in peace – creating the world’s most famous award which bears his name – the Nobel Peace Prize. Nobel, who once said he was unimportant and lived without friends, […]

We Will Live Forever

Most people live like they’re going to go on forever and ever. Time is wasted in huge amounts, procrastination is the norm, and important actions and decisions are put off until it’s too late. It was that way with a member of my family who delayed all the things he wanted in life. Then suddenly, […]

The Battle with Stress

Stress is such an odd thing. Every day, I engage in a battle – not so much with stress itself, but rather, my own reaction to it. I tell all of my suppliers and clients that I have launched my own stress reduction program. Essentially, this consists of the following: – I will not take […]

Take a Little Bad with the Good

I have always believed that in any relationship, whether a friendship, marriage or working relationship – if 70% of it is what you could call “good”, then you have an amazing union. No relationship will ever be 100%. There will always be some things about another person, no matter how well you know them – […]

We No Longer Initiate, Instead We React

I don’t know about you, but I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by a world that reacts to things, but doesn’t actually want to initiate anything. Decisions bring responsibility, and many of us are afraid of that. Afraid of making a mistake. Of offending someone. Or of looking foolish, in an increasingly critical and judgmental society. Best […]

It’s Good to be Alive

I read the other day that most people believe the world is getting worse – and yet, said the article, there are more improvements to daily life now than ever before. Advances in medicine, technology and the workplace are overshadowed by our own sense of hopelessness. In effect, our collective mood is not recognizing the […]