The Single Biggest Barrier to Success

I’ve been a student of self improvement for nearly twenty years. I’ve read a library full of books on success. I’ve absorbed a ton of information on what it takes to be successful. Yet here I sit at forty-one years old fairly mediocre. I’ve only sometimes achieved what I’d call success. And then only very… Read More »

Surprising Light Bulb Moments

When was the last time you had a light bulb moment? You know the kind. You’re just trucking along thinking things are just ducky. You’ve got things figured out and you know exactly where you are headed. Then. Wham! A moment suddenly comes when a whole bunch of things you never knew before, or probably… Read More »

The Pursuit of Happiness

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness… –The Declaration of Independence A Different World This holiday I can’t help but think that the men who hotly debated… Read More »

Lessons at the Watering Hole

Caught this video today on YouTube. It’s a little on the long side. But all the twists and and turns that happen at this particular watering hole over in Africa are worth watching all the way through. The Battle of Kruger Video There are a bunch of lessons that jump out at me watching this.… Read More »

Visionary Cat Herding Princes of Execution

That last post about the quote I saw on Twitter generated quite a discussion about the difference in rolls between the Visionaries and the Princes(ses) of Execution. Tariq Khan and Karin Hermans in particular wrestled with the question can you move (or move someone) from one category to the other? It’s a great question. I… Read More »

How to Stay on Course During Life’s Storms

It started early yesterday morning. The cell phone never seems to be more than three feet from me, even when I’m sleeping at night. Especially at night. Its incredibly loud ringing shattered my sleep about an hour before the alarm was set to go off. The phone is always set on the loudest setting. I… Read More »

Maintaining Your Blogging Passion

One of the things we talked about at the conference on Friday was about blogging from your personal passion. Passion and interest are the fuel that will keep you going when the luster of the “new thing” that blogging is when you get started wears off. One of the participants asked a valid question as… Read More »

Life Lessons From 2006

Ben Yoskovitz has a group writing project under way over at the Instigator Blog asking the question, “What did you learn this year?” Whew! Talk about a big question! I mean I learned lots of things this year. Some of them were relatively insignificant yet very practical. For example I learned that you shouldn’t put… Read More »

Would You Really Want to Know Your Future?

Had an interesting discussion last night over at Successful-Blog‘s Tuesday night Open Comment Night ritual. As always there was good conversation to be had over there. The topic last night was the future and fortune telling. Now personally I don’t think I really want know exactly what my future holds until I get there. If… Read More »

Better Get In Motion or You’ll Be Stuck With Dead Ducks

This morning Mike Sansone posted a quick note on Perfection. Do you struggle with wanting everything to be “just so” before you get started? Are you looking for a sure fired guarantee that you will see the results you want so you can take that first step to get into action? Are you a planner?… Read More »