February 23, 2018

If someone followed you around for a week and recorded all of your conversations, what do you think they would discover? According to some positive psychologists, the tapes would reveal the statements and stories of a lot of individuals are focused on what’s not workin...

November 8, 2017

As I reflected on the 174 messages I’ve created over the last four years, I realized I’ve never written about that subject. I came to the conclusion that the reason I have not shared a message on asking for help is because I’m not good at it either.

June 1, 2017

Family is defined differently today than it was when the baby boomers grew up watching Father Knows Best. However, no matter how much the definition of family has changed over the years, at least one thing remains the same. Human beings want and need to be part of a lo...

May 5, 2017

Unfortunately, there is no cure for procrastination. The moment you choose to do one thing, you have put off doing something else. Multi-tasking is an illusion. However, when it comes to your most important goals, you can turn “do it later” into “do it now” by adding t...

April 21, 2017

In many cases, the questions used by a leader, spouse or parent aren’t really questions—they’re camouflaged comments. “Don’t you think we should…” or “Don’t you agree?” are usually not questions. Most of the time when these words are used, one person is trying to convi...

December 9, 2016

Amateurs can do amazing work but their efforts are inconsistent. Their actions are contingent on how they feel. Their work is more of a hobby than a profession. Professionals are committed to making each day their masterpiece. Their actions are based on their commitmen...

October 18, 2016

During the wake, over a hundred active and retired fire personnel in full uniform got in a single-file line. One by one, they walked past the casket, stopping briefly to salute their friend and fellow firefighter. Firemen call this process a walk-through and I have nev...

September 23, 2016

I read a book recently called, “Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation” by Gabriele Oettingen. She shares some compelling research that shows the benefits of seeing the upside and the downside of the goals we say we want to accomplish.

She di...

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