To Ponder

Why doesn’t glue stick to the inside of the bottle? 🙂

How to Disappear and Get a Bunch of Work Done without Anyone Noticing

I am a firm believer that you must control your schedule, your availability, and your communication. These things are absolutely essential to your productivity and success. If you don’t control these things, someone else will. Guaranteed! The two most common questions I get are some variation of the following: 1) How do you accomplish so […]

Sheep Food

What’s a sheep’s favorite kind of food? Bah Bah Que

Meditating . . . on a Pebble

I often meditate with pebbles. Well, one pebble at a time, really. I’ve mentioned this from the stage and had several people inquire about exactly what that looks like. So I’ve put together a free audio program. It is delivered as a zip file with two MP3 files and a couple of photographs.   The […]

Titanic Humor

Q: Do ships like the Titanic sink very often? A: No. They only sink once. 🙂  

Be Great Where You Can!

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins starts with the premise that Good is the enemy of Great. The argument is that it takes a lot of hard work and organization to create a good company, hire good employees, have good policies, etc. And once all that hard work is done, people have a […]

Your Dream Can’t Come True if You Don’t Have One

I have friends whose dream was to build a custom home exactly the way they want. Most of them achieved that. Some are still working on it. I have other friends who dream to climb every significant mountain peak in their state, or to start a charity, or to run 100 marathons. Those aren’t my […]

Brain Transplant

My friend was considering getting a brain transplant. Eventually, he changed his mind. 🙂  

Silence Means Nothing

Silence Means Nothing One of the truisms I live by is that we should strive to avoid having both sides of a conversation. For example, we are often tempted to say things like, “He would never agree to that,” or “She wouldn’t pay that much.” We tell ourselves that other people will act or think […]

Put Worry in Perspective

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” — E. Joseph Cossman