The Ultimate Coping Skill in a World Gone Mad

We humans have a big problem. We expect everything to be perfect – just the way we want it. But life doesn’t offer us that. Instead, it offers us chaos, problems, time constraints, stress and a whole lot of difficult people. It’s easy to be negative these days. I often hear people say that no […]

Can you say “I Don’t Know”?

Three of the greatest words in the English language are “I Don’t Know.” Many people today claim to have all the answers. They do not. Activists believe they are fighting for the right causes. Politicians argue that they have the solutions. Your boss may be a “know it all” and your friends think they know […]

Little Things Matter

I recently had a contractor renovate a part of my house. At first, everything was great. He was personable, friendly, helpful and paid a lot of attention to what me and my wife wanted. After he secured the job – he came to the house and I greeted him at the door. Rather than acknowledging […]

Ancient Advice for a New Year

Sometimes the best advice comes from thousands of years ago. These ancient scribes have a lot to say about how we should live and do business in 2017. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Greek Philosopher Plutarch This was a hard lesson for me to learn. When I was unemployed and depressed, […]

I’m Looking Forward to a Year of Failure

I’m pretty sure I’ll never be famous. I may never accomplish anything of any great significance. It’s very possible that my best days are behind me. The year ahead, I am quite certain, will be filled with self-doubt, money struggles, lost opportunities and distractions powerful enough to knock me off my game. I’m okay with […]