Most of us have subjects we are passionate about. When that passion develops relatively early in life and continues to be a passion as we develop our professional careers, that is what I call a Persistent Passion.
I am fortunate to have at least two … [Read More...]
I am sure, at some point, you have had someone tell you: “It is what it is.” Maybe it was when you were bringing a problem to their attention, or expressing frustration with the status quo.
This particular phrase invaded my vocabulary around the time I ent … [Read More...]
I had never possessed half-dollar coins in all my life. Granted, at the time I had lived just thirteen or fourteen years. When I saw the shiny nickel likeness of John F. Kennedy resting on the table unattended, I knew that was my chance to have them as my o … [Read More...]
It’s not enough to just be good at the work you do. You also need to cultivate the perception others have in your work.
Perception matters, whether your aim is to educate prospective customers, woo your lover, or seek a promotion from your supervisor.
Like s … [Read More...]
“I don’t remember where I was when I realized life was a game. The more seriously I took things, the harder the rules became.”
--lyrics from “À Tout le Monde” by Megadeth.
Life isn’t fair. As my own means of coping (and flourishing) in this absurd world we … [Read More...]
Everyone has regrets. Anyone who says they have lived life without any regrets is either lying, they are not introspective, or they are a narcissistic sonofabitch.
My greatest regrets in life have been when I ignored my instinct.
Most of the time, these … [Read More...]
There are several sayings which have entered our culture that are like nails on the chalkboard for me. I would have to say, “I’m having a bad day” ranks right up there in my top two. (Interchanging with “It is what it is,” but we’ll save that for another time). … [Read More...]
You know the type. He's the experienced tradesman who refuses to discuss his process out of fear that someone will copy him. She's the senior executive who guards her knowledge against junior executives like a jealous dragon hoards its treasure.
This s … [Read More...]