Are you a WINNER?

  Recently, I was standing in the check-out line at my neighborhood Walgreens. While purchasing a few items for the house, I noticed an interesting exchange. The gentleman in front of me was completing his transaction with the cashier, and as she handed him his receipt, she began explaining the survey option at the bottom. She Read More

The Purpose For Having a Purpose

  Two thousand years ago, when a sailor started a journey, he would chart a course using nautical maps and then use the stars to ensure he was on course. When the skies were overcast, a seafaring vessel could lose valuable time drifting in the water, waiting for a sign that they were headed in Read More

Experiencing NO!

How much thought have you given the word, NO? I would venture to guess that very few of us have given this two letter word a significant amount of thought. Yet, when we hear the word, NO, it typically has a significant impact on our psyche and emotions. What is it about this word, NO, Read More

Leave It All on the Floor!

We all have people we look up to, admire or follow and those whom have won our admiration haven’t done so without some significant sacrifice. Many hours, days, months and years have been poured into perfecting the crafts for which we admire them. If we had a behind the scenes ‘full access‘ pass, the sight Read More

Is your life on autopilot?

Ever pull into the parking lot at work and realize that you don’t remember the drive that got you there? You stopped at all the stop-lights, signaled to change lanes, and maybe even parked the car without being fully aware of what you were doing. Basically, you were so deep in thought about that upcoming Read More

The Negative Energy Cycle

  Yesterday I had an enlightening interaction. Now this interaction wasn’t enlightening in the sense of walking away feeling more uplifted.  What I experienced was quite the opposite.  I walked away feeling exponentially worse than I felt just moments before the interaction took place. Here’s what happened… I received a phone number via text from Read More

Does familiarity breed contempt?

  We’ve all heard the saying ‘familiarity breeds contempt’. Old clichés like this don’t exist for no reason. They exist and persist because somehow their truths play out generation after generation. This particular saying’s origin is linked back to one of Aesop’s fables, “The Fox and the Lion”. Here is the fable: “When first the Fox Read More

The Danger of Denying Change

A friend and I recently joked around with a few people we had just met at a social gathering that between the two of us we knew ‘everything’! Initially, there were looks of contempt and confusion, but then the joke served its purpose and got quite a bit of laughter. I do believe it’s safe Read More

Pigeonholed?

All of us know or have known someone within our professional lives that is or has been in a pigeonhole (to be stagnate, with little opportunity or growth in your current career for a long period of time). They’re OKAY…sometimes even great at what they do, but lack the attitude, skill, will and/or emotional intelligence Read More

What are you waiting for?

  What’s that one thing that you just need to happen? ….and if it happens…all the doors will just swing wide open! How long have you been waiting for this one thing? All of us tend to have that thing, that excuse…that reason…why we can’t do something great…something risky…something we’re passionate about…something that will make Read More