Thinking Thursday: Default Settings

Thinking Thursday Default Settings Research shows 95% of computer’s default settings are never changed: how fast the mouse moves, english as the language, screen brightness, associated program files (hello, Internet Explorer!), font (ugh, Times New Roman) and volume are a small sample. They certainly reduce friction and make life easier. But, it also poses a […]

Thinking Thursday: Living All Out

Thinking Thursday Living All Out Do you know what you always have inside you? More to give. Last week, I talked about the need to “Refresh & Renew.”¬†Those aspects are critical to a quality life and sustained, long-term performance. But, you also have to do the work to achieve your goals. This is where living […]

Thinking Thursday: Refresh & Renew

Thinking Thursday Refresh & Renew I was twenty-six years old. We were trying to raise $5MM in Venture Capital. It wasn’t unusual for me to sleep on the couch outside my office. In fact, I wore my same, wrinkled clothes like a badge of honor the following day. For weeks on end, I proudly ground […]

Thinking Thursday: What is a Great Teammate?

Thinking Thursday What is great teammate? I opened the refrigerator yesterday after my wife had left for a business meeting. It was ungodly early. But, there it was in plain sight. All my bottles were setup to feed my son for the day. A small, but brilliant gesture reflecting her understanding of my challenge for […]

Thinking Thursday: Foundation of Life is Health

Thinking Thursday Health As many of you know, I traveled home to Philly recently to hold my Mom’s hand before she underwent heart valve replacement. Everything went well for my Mom. The “Ox” ploughs on… But, as I looked around with my Dad and sisters sitting in the same exact waiting room we did a […]

Thinking Thursday: Happiness & Gratitude, Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Thinking Thursday Gratitude For the last eighteen months, I’ve studied personal performance. Attitude and approach stand squarely at the heart of achieving your aspirations. Happiness, optimism and positivity are not outcomes of achievemet, but rather approaches to get more out of life. Science supports this fact. And, in both my research and personal experience, a […]

Finding Inspiration and Knowledge in Newsletters

If there is such a thing, I read too much. I’m the annoying guy at dinner parties who “just recently read an article about [insert any topic]…” I blame it all on my Learner trait.¬†And, my parents…when in doubt, blame it on Mom and Dad. Damn genetics. But, my brother had it right when gave […]

ThinkingThursday: My Favorite Word

Thinking Thursday Most people don’t have a favorite word. Then again, most people aren’t nerdy like me. Do you have a favorite word? Mine is perspective. It has been for nearly thirty years. My 6’6″ 7th grade teacher inspired my interest when he instructed all all of his students to stand on their desk and […]

ThinkingThursday: Success Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Thinking Thursday: We tap into a minuscule fraction of our potential. Therefore, don’t let your attitude get in the way of your talent. Be deliberate, positive and optimistic in your daily practice to cultivate the life you want. Success doesn’t happen by accident. #thinkingthursday #dothework #success

ThinkingThursday: Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Thinking Thursday: Two weeks ago, I ran the Donna half marathon. As I walked to the start line, I was inspired to see the challenge athletes lined up and ready to roll. They are proof positive that you may not be able to choose your circumstances, but you can always choose your attitude, approach and […]