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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Things We Should Be Teaching Today’s College Students

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Inspire, Professional | 10 Comments
10 Things We Should Be Teaching Today’s College Students

I compiled this list for the Carnival of Journalism November cavalcade, so it is particularly designed for the “disciplines” of journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing and management. Despite the underlying motivation for my post, the tenets I put forth are, in reality, applicable to all fields. 1. Uncertainty is the norm, at least today and for […]

Respect Yourself? Respect Your Health

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013 in Health, Inspire | No Comments
Respect Yourself? Respect Your Health

Your health is your greatest asset,  second only to your reputation. So why do so many choose to disrespect themselves by disregarding their health? After years of grappling with this question, I’ve finally decided that it’s lack of awareness and understanding, not lack of willpower or commitment. For the most part, the pinnacle of the […]

Embrace Your Inner Weirdness

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Inspire | No Comments

A couple of years after my first “choose myself” moment as a professional, I hung out my shingle as a solo practitioner. One day I was having lunch with another local lawyer, a casual friend. Not someone I knew very well. Out of the blue my lunching lawyer companion drops this bombshell: “Walker Jones [pseudonym] […]

Sleep Is Your Secret Weapon

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Health | 4 Comments

Did you know that sleep is one of the pillars of health and personal productivity? Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Poor Richard’s Almanack, courtesy of Benjamin Franklin If you know anything about me, you probably know that Benjamin Franklin is my hero. If you know me fairly […]

What’s YOUR story?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Inspire | 2 Comments
What’s YOUR story?

Have you ever caught yourself saying, “I want to be like   ________” [insert name of celebrity, athlete, corporate power broker, friend.] We all do. We all use others for comparison or contextual reference. Last year, I caught myself explaining a project as wanting it to be something like a cross between Oprah and MarieTV […]