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 […]

On Lemons, Instinct & Vision

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Grow, Inspire | No Comments
On Lemons, Instinct & Vision

It’s been slightly less than 4 years since I was blind-sided. It knocked me for a loop. But just for a night. I cried, called my brother, and then vented to a friend. And then picked myself up, dusted myself off, and started taking steps to take my life “to the next level.” Among other […]

One For The Helpless Kittens and Cats

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in Grow | No Comments

I’m tired tonight. So this post is on the fly and inspired by what’s in my heart. Today I received an email from a student who asked to be excused from class because her puppy died last night after being hit by a car. My heart cried out to her. Of course she was excused. […]

When Competing Expectations Collide

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Grow | One Comment
When Competing Expectations Collide

We all have expectations for our lives, our families, our careers. When events and outcomes match up with our expectations we feel some level of satisfaction, perhaps even contentment. We’ve all experienced situations where the reality didn’t live up to our expectations. Temporary disappointment is the most common reaction. Too much disappointment can lead to […]

(Re) Discover Before You Reinvent

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Grow | 2 Comments
(Re) Discover Before You Reinvent

Reinvention. That’s the hot buzzword right now. Reinvent yourself. Reinvent your career. Reinvent your business. Once upon a time it was enough simply to love ourselves. Well, we still need to love and respect ourselves, but to have a successful career or thriving business we must be prepared to do more. The reality is that […]

What Is Luck?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Grow | No Comments
What Is Luck?

I made Pat Flynn’s book Let Go a required reading in one of my classes this semester. One objective for the assignment: Show my students that they don’t need to fear the economic uncertainty, that it’s possible to chart their own paths, that opportunity surrounds them. Opportunity Surrounds Us We simply need to think creatively, […]