People: Assets or Liabilities?

In my experience of working with entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs, these leaders view their people as either an asset or a liability. Assets make the company money. Liabilities cost the company money. When you are on the asset mindset side, you invest into your people: training, culture and shared rewards. You want to prime […]

ThinkingThursday: Consistency of Effort

I sighed an audible sigh. “Fuck, I was fat,” I uttered with total disgust under my breath. I normally love Facebook memories. They normally send a smile running across my face. Not this one. This memory glowed amid the darkness of the room while feeding my son at 4:30 am. The memory? Amazing! The adjoining […]

ThinkingThursday: Folding Yourself in Two

ThinkingThursday: Folding Yourself in Two “So many people want to be the noun without doing the verb.” – Austin Kleon I intently watched my eleven month old son over six days try to reach the bowl in the back of “his” cabinet. I believe in letting him struggle mightily to figure it out for himself. […]

ThinkingThursday: Weddings and Funerals

ThinkingThursday Weddings and Funerals “You can either hang around people who tell you that it can’t be done and you’re stupid for trying or you can hang around people who inspire possibility.” -Scott Dinsmore, TED Talk I’m in Nashville today. I wish I wasn’t. The world isn’t a better place today with the loss of […]

Thinking Thursday: Creators and Consumers

There are two type of people in the world. Creators and Consumers. Creators make shit happen. Consumers wait for shit to happen. Creators invest their time. Consumers spend their time. Consumers binge watch the latest series on Netflix. Creators write the series. Consumers allow the world to impact them. Creators act boldly with intention. Consumers […]

ThinkingThursday: Creating Change

Thinking Thursday Creating Change Never overestimate your ability to change others; indeed, you have none. Never underestimate your power to change yourself; you are the only one who can. What change are you creating? #thinkingthursday #change

Thinking Thursday: Writing a Story that Hasn’t Happened

Thinking Thursday The Story that Hasn’t Happened Our mind is an awesome and incredible weapon. It can also be so damn destructive. After all, Charles Swindoll coined, “Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react.” Consider this story: A man traveling late at night through the Midwest cornfields blows out a […]

Thinking Thursday: Hope

Thinking Thursday Hope “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Andy, Shawshank Redemption Hope is the seed of growth and progress. Think about future change. It always starts with a hope: I hope I get the promotion. Take initiative and do great work! I hope […]

Thinking Thursday: Love

Thinking Thursday Love At the end of our life, at the moment everyone reaches for a Kleenex to dry their eyes and begins searching for meaning, I believe life is simple and crystal clear: a life well lived boils down to who you loved, how you loved them and how they loved you back. When […]

Thinking Thursday: Rough Seas

Thinking Thursday Rough Seas Life, like the seas, are sometimes rough. Whose hand will you be holding to support and elevate your Soul, Heart and Mind? Choose wisely. Time and energy are finite. #52yearjourney #bumpyride #notalwayseasy #wantafriendbeafriend#knowyourvaluesliveyourvalues