Distraction Conniption: Making Distraction Work For You

Look! A butterfly! Wait, what? … We’ve all been there. In this tech-crazy world, distractions are the norm. We don’t need to let them derail us. Here are some hints on making Distraction a friend instead of an enemy. Image Continue reading

New You Resolutions

So – Day 13 of the New Year. How you doin’ with those resolutions? If they were written out of frustration with yourself, I’ll bet you aren’t on track. It works better to write goals in anticipation of great new Continue reading

Can I have a Do-over?

She sat across from me at the restaurant and went down the list of her failures: in relationships, career, family, personal goals. Girlfriends do this with each other … we listen and let our friends vent. It’s good for us: Continue reading

Motivation is Tricky Business

We think we know how to motivate other people, but when it comes to getting ourselves out of the chair, away from the ice cream and into the gym we aren’t all that great. I thought if you find something Continue reading

The Comfort of Real Friendship

Olaf Isaachsen once said, “I like you to the extent that I’m comfortable with myself in your presence.” If we look at our close friends – not business contacts or acquaintances, we know their real gift to us is the Continue reading

Secrets to Getting Where You Want to Go

Yesterday we talked about “Today is Someday” and I promised some secrets for making things happen in your life. Here are the first three: Secret One:  Hang out with people who do what you want to learn. If you have Continue reading

Today IS “Some Day”

Everyone has struggles. Life is process. Life is suffering. Life is untold joy and immeasurable agony… sometimes all tied up into one. You love your children enough to let them make choices, and you die a thousand deaths when they Continue reading

The Trouble is in the Gap

We all have Gaps in our lives, and therein lies The Trouble. Some of the Gaps are between: Expectations and Reality Money we have and money we need Information we have and the Facts Intention and Action Ideas and Execution Continue reading

Revitalizing the Work Ethic

I’ve always felt lucky to be raised in the Midwest. We learned a work ethic that has gotten me through many tough spots in life. And – no matter what side of Occupy Wall Street you’re on, you have to Continue reading

What are your choices?

Life is a roller coaster. Unless you live alone in a cave, you will run into people and situations that unnerve you. What can you do? I’ve had three situations in the past month: A thief stole my debit card Continue reading