Success vs. Mediocrity

What makes a person successful? What makes a person mediocre? Better yet…what if we changed these two questions around just a bit. Are you a successful person…or are you mediocre? The temptation many of us would have when answering this question would be to quickly reply that we are successful…after all no one WANTS to Read More

What are your guiding principles?

This past Thursday, I was invited to attend an award ceremony to celebrate the induction of three successful business leaders and supporters of Junior Achievement into the Junior Achievement Chicago Business Hall of Fame.  One of the laureates of the evening was Roy Carlson, chairman emeritus and founder of TDS (Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., Read More

It’s been 1 year for Inspirational Perspective

This month marks the 1 year anniversary for the Inspirational Perspective blog and Facebook page. Over 365 days ago, I was scared to death to push the publish tab on my first blog, because for the 1st time in my life I would be exposing my purpose, my passion and my dream to the world. I Read More

Good friends are hard to find…

  I have two unusual and controversial questions for you? Are you inspired or discouraged when you see success evident in the action or lives of your close friends? Have you ever been disappointed on the inside when hearing about the great achievements of another who you previously could closely identify with? These aren’t popular Read More

You’re busy…but are you making progress?

  A few years ago I had the privilege of listening to David Gergen (don’t recognize the name…google him) speak at a Leadership Summit in the Chicago area. I took a lot of great nuggets away from his talk…others of which I’ll probably share in the future, but one that really stuck out was as 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

Where did the time go?

A complaint I hear often and have found myself saying is, “Where did the time go?” I’ve asked myself this question many times, upon looking at the clock after falling into the black hole of cyberspace, vegetating in front of the television for way to long or hanging up from a long phone call that was Read More