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 […]

Life is a Wonderful Thing

Many people these days are in a foul mood. They look grumpy. They complain…a lot. They’ve become meaner than they used to be. The stress of the recent U.S. election and all of the many negative issues it raised, the sagging economy, the state of world affairs – it’s all viewed as a mess. And […]