Communism vs Free Enterprise – Some Perspective

In response to my Thanksgiving post this year Alex over at the Advice Network left a thought provoking comment. Here's the comment: It’s interesting that the European (illegal?) immigrants could not survive with a communal (communist?) economic system, considering the aboriginal neighbors who saved … Read more about Communism vs Free Enterprise – Some Perspective

Success Principle #15 – Unintended Consequences

Everything choice we make has consequences. And the place we find ourselves in life is simply a direct result of all the choices we've made, large or small, added together. Successful people realize this fact and strive to make their choices wisely. Many other people instead choose to ignore … Read more about Success Principle #15 – Unintended Consequences

Success Principle #14 – Master Your Addictions

My Addiction I like coffee. I drink lots of it. Potfulls. Mass quantities. These days the perfect cup is a nice mild blend with a little half and half and a teaspoon of raw sugar. Or, if I'm feeling especially healthy, perhaps a bit of Stevia instead of the sugar. I like the smell. The … Read more about Success Principle #14 – Master Your Addictions

Success Principle #13 – Run Your Own Race

"Two men were walking in a forest, when they suddenly saw a savage, hungry-looking bear. One of the men quickly put on a pair of running shoes. The other guy exclaimed, "You idiot! You can't run faster than a bear ..." To which the first guy replied, "But I don't have to run faster than the bear, … Read more about Success Principle #13 – Run Your Own Race

Momentary Flashes of Twitter Brilliance

Twitter is all the rage these days. Several big blogging names are fully on board tweeting away. And a few others have not embraced the idea. The die hard Twitter converts would probably add a "yet" at the end of that last sentence. We'll see. Fortunately for me their IM connectivity is still not … Read more about Momentary Flashes of Twitter Brilliance

Success Principle #12 – The Words We Choose to Use Make a Difference

The Problem The other day I was cruising around some top quality bloggage when I happened across Kent Blumberg's place. Kent talks a lot about leadership principles, which is why I keep an eye on his blog. Anyway he was talking about a great leadership idea that the Japanese use that's having … Read more about Success Principle #12 – The Words We Choose to Use Make a Difference

A Moment To Focus on What Really Matters

Gorgeous and I are heading out of town for a while, taking a much needed break. This year we decided to mix it up a little so instead of spending a day braving our nation's air travel industry we are driving. From Savannah to Wisconsin. Here's to hoping for good weather! We decided to drive this … Read more about A Moment To Focus on What Really Matters

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