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 […]

Hope is Not a Plan

For years, my business and life plans were based on hope. I would expect a miracle to happen. I was going to win the lottery, a long lost rich uncle would die and leave me his fortune, or a huge corporation would discover me and hire me. But it became apparent that “hope” was not […]

Ancient Advice for a New Year

The best advice for the coming year may very well come from thousands of years ago. These ancient scribes have a lot to say about how we should live and do business in 2018. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Greek Philosopher Plutarch This was a hard lesson for me to learn. […]