Waking Up Each Morning Knowing We Are Making A Difference

Waking Up Each Morning Knowing We Are Making A Difference The inspiration for this week’s column comes from a movie I had watched over the weekend, The Man Who Invented Christmas. It is the story of Charles Dickens and how he came to write his book, A Christmas Carol. If you are looking [...]

Waking Up Each Morning Knowing We Are Making A Difference2020-12-22T20:36:42+00:00

Showing Gratitude for Life’s Unlikely Game-Changers

Showing Gratitude for Life’s Unlikely Game-Changers Before we completely turn the page and allow last week’s Thanksgiving holiday to pass us by, I wanted to take a moment to thank every one of you who have done your very best to truly focus on what you have been most grateful for this past [...]

Showing Gratitude for Life’s Unlikely Game-Changers2020-12-02T20:03:50+00:00

Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated

Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated One question that I seem to be getting more of these days is around motivation. Not only are people asking how to get motivated, but they are also asking how they can stay motivated. “People often say that motivation doesn’t really last. Well neither does bathing, that’s why we [...]

Getting Motivated, Staying Motivated2020-11-25T00:26:41+00:00

Are You the Pebble, the Ripple or Caught in the Current, Riding the Wave?

Are You the Pebble, the Ripple or Caught in the Current, Riding the Wave? Sometimes it is the current or the wave that gets all the attention, but maybe we can first begin by talking about the pebble and the ripple, and even our own role as either one in the creation of [...]

Are You the Pebble, the Ripple or Caught in the Current, Riding the Wave?2020-11-17T16:23:09+00:00

We Can Handle Whatever Happens Next

We Can Handle Whatever Happens Next In the words of Forrest Gump: “My mom always said that life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The one thing that separates a good movie or mystery from a great movie or mystery is the element of suspense and [...]

We Can Handle Whatever Happens Next2020-11-17T16:19:49+00:00

Here’s Column Number 600: Where do I stand?

Here’s Column Number 600: Where do I stand? … where hope begins. Over the last 12 years, I have now written 600 published columns. Additionally, I have posted thousands of messages through social media and have been on podcasts, radio interviews, and have appeared as a keynote speaker numerous times here in the states [...]

Here’s Column Number 600: Where do I stand?2020-11-05T18:39:04+00:00

Action-oriented and Results-focused

Action-oriented and Results-focused Proactive or reactive. I did or did not. I can or cannot. I will or will not. When we look at those statements quickly, which words resonate with us personally? What I typically see is that people who connect with the words proactive, I did, I can, and I will tend [...]

Action-oriented and Results-focused2020-10-28T17:33:47+00:00

These are the Times to Remember

These are the Times to Remember There are certainly plenty of reasons for us to want 2020 to be a distant memory. The pandemic, the heartache of lives lost, the impact it had on our family and friends who suffered and recovered, and the economic burden and stress the pandemic created for so many [...]

These are the Times to Remember2020-10-20T21:07:51+00:00

It’s All About Perspective

It’s All About Perspective There is a guiding principle that I am sure many of you are familiar with and may have put into practice in your daily communications. It’s the principle that Stephen Covey shared in his bestselling book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” “Seek first to understand, and then to be [...]

It’s All About Perspective2020-10-14T18:29:55+00:00

Getting the Proper Rest Keeps Us at Our Best

Getting the Proper Rest Keeps Us at Our Best Whether we find ourselves setting the pace for the race, or just trying to keep the pace, we should always find time to give our mind and body a little rest. Some of you have shared that these past several months have given you [...]

Getting the Proper Rest Keeps Us at Our Best2020-10-07T17:34:42+00:00