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Be Useful

Be Useful

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make a difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We are living links in a chain of wisdom, handed down through history. One axiom developed in that […]

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The Dog Ate My Homework

The Dog Ate My Homework

IF YOU”RE FEELING a little emotionally fragile, you may want to read this one later. Or never. Don’t say you weren’t warned. I have a confession to make…I’m sick and tired of people’s whining, complaining, rationalizing and justifying why their life is a succession of unfinished endeavors. People who have lost and regained weight like a […]

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The Upside of Trash Talk

The Upside of Trash Talk

The upside of trash talk? Zip. Zero. Nada. Then why do so many of us routinely engage in it? Let’s find out. Trash talk is a form of boast or disparaging insult commonly heard in competitive situations. We see it on constant display in sports, business and politics. It’s deliberately used to intimidate and demoralize the […]

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The Power of Above and Beyond

The Power of Above and Beyond

MANY OF US DREAM of being magically persuasive, to be able to enlist our co-worker to help us, our team member to support us, our customer to buy from us, our partner and friends to listen to us, and our kids to take out the garbage for us. If you know the right words, if you […]

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I am your competition

I AM YOUR COMPETITION

I AM YOUR COMPETITION Gary Ryan Blair Hesitate in any way and I will outhustle you. Show up unprepared and I will clean your clock. Move slow and I will run circles around you. Underestimate me and I will teach you a lesson. Don’t follow up and I will gladly steal your customers. Underperform and […]

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Just Imagine

Just Imagine

JUST IMAGINE. What would happen. If we all chose to. Live deliberately. Keep our promises. Make it a habit of going the extra mile. Do what we say we are going to do. Face our fears. Honor deadlines. Take bold actions. Act with consistency. Commit to excellence. Focus on results. Pounce on opportunity. Speed things up. Raise […]

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Zero Talent Required

ZERO TALENT REQUIRED

TALENT IS CAPTIVATING. We are left speechless by the beauty of Michelangelo’s sculpture, riveted by Adele’s angelic voice, doubled over in laughter by the comedy of Robin Williams, and captivated by the on screen performances of Cate Blanchett. While there is no substitute for talent…the purpose of this message is not to minimize it, but […]

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need-to-talk

We Need to Talk

Your commitments want to have a word with you. Did you know… Commitments present themselves in delineations of black and white. You either honor your commitments or you don’t. Success is the result of making and keeping commitments to yourself and others, while all failed or unfinished goals, projects and relationships are the direct result […]

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Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream

Man of La Mancha rocked Broadway in 1966 with its thundering theme song, THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. It opens in soft reflection, “To dream the impossible dream… To fight the unbeatable foe…” but then   …continues

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I Am Biased and So Are You?

I Am Biased and So Are You?

“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” -Muhammad Ali To be biased is to be in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another. Sign me up for some of that… as […]

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