Going Nowhere Fast? Ideas Will Save You

It was late. I stared at my computer screen wondering what to do. My business was doing poorly, it seemed as though nobody wanted to talk to me, and my mind was in a fog. This sad state of affairs was not many years ago. It was this past week. Often, when we get down, […]

Getting Older Isn’t That Bad

In a month from now I will turn 60 years old – an age I once considered “really old”. One of the strangest things about getting older is the realization that other people you once thought of as much more advanced than you – are, in fact, only a few years older. I was shocked […]

How to be Successful in Spite of Yourself

At age 9, he was kicked in the head by a horse. He once almost drowned. He suffered from malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that has the power to kill. He disliked his first name, preferring that people refer to him by his last name. A store he owned with a partner went under, […]

Don’t Ask Me What I Do For a Living

You’re at a social gathering and inevitably the question comes up: “What do you do?” In some parts of the world, this is a rude question to ask because it compels the questioner to pass judgement. They may look down upon you, as in: “Oh, he’s only a clerk. Not very smart.” Or, the questioner […]