View Failure as an Opportunity for Growth

A serious conflict can occur if you are a risk-oriented person operating in a risk-averse environment. It can be confining and, among other things, boredom may occur. I have felt this way at various points in my life; and when I did, it was accompanied by feelings of...

Losing the Rat Race and Winning at Life

As I interact with family and friends and work with clients, I have been recently reminded that the “rat race” is alive and well. I find that we are stressed and often find it difficult to take a break for rest and rejuvenation from our jobs, businesses or other...

Enjoy the Freedom of Frugality

Frugal is a word that we rarely hear spoken in our market economy. We live in a land of plenty, and it is difficult to adopt a lifestyle characterized by purchasing just what we need and little more. The desire to have is ingrained in us at a young age. We are...

Becoming Comfortable Saying “No”

The average human being is exhausted from an abundance of commitments and obligations; for many of which, there is very little passion. We have slim-time related margins and demands on our time are high. We are challenged by the need to balance the many competing...

Embracing Accountability

Goal setting is an important component in the process of personal growth and development. Establishing clear and specific action steps for each goal is also a component. When you add the often-overlooked element of accountability to establishing goals and action...

Deliberate Practice is Essential to Performance Improvement

The phrase that practice makes perfect is popular and often quoted in many circles. Practice takes time and is essential to improving performance at any skill or activity. Dr. K. Anders Ericsson indicated that based on his research, it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate...

We are a Conditioned People

Conditioning is a powerful and subliminal force. We are all conditioned beings. It gradually occurs from the time we are born and continues throughout life. Conditioning can be shaped by past experiences of success or failure. We are subtly shaped by family,...

Celebrate Success

Most leaders are over burdened with objectives, which need to be achieved in a relatively short time frame and responsibilities that are never ending. The focus is often on accomplishing the goal of the moment. Afterwards, they are encouraged to move on to the next...

Take Action to Achieve Goals

  Taking meaningful action is an important component of the goal setting process. Goals are powerful but rarely realized without action being taken to achieve them. Many people set goals and feel that the real work is done. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In...
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