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 »

3 Reasons Why You Should STOP Forwarding Those Emails

I’m not a fan of email forwards. There is so much junk flowing around these days and quite frankly I don’t have time for all that. It can be addicting, I know. You may not realize it, but there are some very good reasons why you should control yourself from hitting the Forward button, piling… 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 »

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… 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 »