Musings At The End Of A Tough Day

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Grow | No Comments
Musings At The End Of A Tough Day

Every challenge is an opportunity for growth. Today was a challenging day. Yesterday was a great day. Life in balance, I suppose. Even knowing that I only need to endure for a season (or two), doesn’t make the challenge any more pleasant. I will focus on the good. I am grateful to have a cat […]

Happy Life Manifesto: 19-30

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Grow, Inspire | No Comments
Happy Life Manifesto: 19-30

Last week I introduced what I’m calling The Path to a Happy Life when I published the first draft of an introduction to the Happy Life Manifesto. Then, two days ago, I published Theses 1 – 19. Today, I give you Theses 19 – 30. I’m repeating Thesis 19, just to establish continuity. 19. Security […]

Transcend and Transform

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Grow, Inspire | 4 Comments
Transcend and Transform

Sometimes situations do not always turn out as we expect or hope. This is usually a blessing in disguise. Sometimes, perhaps, we think too small. Sometimes we may be charting a course that merely leads us to someone else’s dream. Sometimes there is a lesson still to be learned that can only come from facing […]

Never Stop Believing

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Inspire | No Comments

I was going to title this post “Don’t Stop Believing” but then I realized I’d compete in the search results for anyone looking for the Journey video. So I changed the title…. But the message is the same: Hold on to your dream, your vision. And take action to make it a reality. No action. […]

The Happy Life Manifesto: Theses 1-19

Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Grow, Inspire | No Comments
The Happy Life Manifesto: Theses 1-19

The Happy Life Manifesto has 95 theses, just like Martin Luther. Here are the first 19. 1. It starts with love. 2.  You must believe #1. 3. You are worthy of love and capable of receiving and giving love. 4. You must believe #3. 5. Each of us is here for a reason. We each […]

Life Is Not A Spectator Sport

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Grow | No Comments
Life Is Not A Spectator Sport

I used to be a hard-core college football fan. I would spend hours each week, reading detailed analyses of games, forecasts, recruiting. And then I spent the better part of one day each week watching games, sometimes in person, sometimes on TV. I also enjoyed watching other sports. Winter snow skiing. Tennis. Figure Skating. Baseball. […]

The Patience Discipline

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in Grow | No Comments
The Patience Discipline

Patience has never been my strong suit. About 8 or 9 years ago, I reached a point where I began to realize that my lack of patience was not a virtue. Furthermore, I’d begun to realize that I was approaching every situation based on my needs, my wants. In other words, I had been making […]

Happy Life, Part 1

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in Inspire | 2 Comments
Happy Life, Part 1

Earlier this year I began writing the Happy Life Manifesto. I intended to turn it into a Kindle book. Probably still will. But I feel like sharing a portion of it here, now. So the rest of this post is from the original unedited, first draft of the intro to my manuscript for the Happy […]

4 Reasons To Buy a Digital Pass to Aha Summit 2013

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Events | No Comments

One reason I love Twitter is that it lets me connect with people I wouldn’t otherwise encounter. I get to make new virtual friends with folks who share useful information that I probably wouldn’t find on my own. Make new friends. Learn something. Win. Even better is when these virtual friendships lead to more than […]

Extroverted Introvert–Or Vice Versa?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Discover | No Comments

I’ll admit to a fondness for personality-type tests. Maybe fondness is the wrong word. Intrigue? Fascination? Curiosity? That’s it. I think I’m curious about personality and Strengths-Finder tests. Always have been, at least since one of the career assessment tests I took as a young adult matched me with journalist or air traffic controller. A […]