The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living

I’m sure you’ve read this quote before: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates said at his trial for heresy. He was on trial for encouraging his students to challenge  accepted beliefs of the time and think for themselves. The sentence was death or  Socrates had the option of suggesting an alternative punishment. He […]

Making Lemonade is a Lifestyle Choice

“Stuff” happens in life. You can make yourself miserable and dive into the well of dispair, or you can pick up the lemons and start making lemonade.

Annual Retreat: A Great Habit

This Friday (today) I wander off to a retreat center for my annual silent retreat. This will be my ninth year. If you’ve read Relax Focus Succeed, or many of my newsletters, than you know I’m a big fan of quiet time, prayer, and meditation. Sometimes our lives become just so “busy” that we forget […]

Another Book Credit — Workaholism

I agreed to contribute an article to a work on Workaholism some time back. And then I forgot about it. Well, yesterday I had the pleasant surprise of receiving a copy of the final printed book, Workaholism Perspectives and Experiences from Icfai University Press. The book is about 190 pages and filled with great essays […]

Are You Too Well Rounded?

That absolute focus can bring amazing productivity. But the well-roundedness is the stuff of life. That’s where we live every day. That’s why we go work so hard.

Quiet Time Doesn’t Solve Problems – But It Sure Helps

I’m a big fan of Quiet Time. That might be meditation, prayer, or just sitting in the back yard watching the birds as the sun comes up. And I’ve written on several occasions about how I’ve solved problems through Quiet Time. But some people confuse these activities. Meditation/Prayers/Quiet Time is not an active attempt to […]

Multiple Streams of Reward

If you’re in business, you may have heard the advice that you should cultivate “multiple streams of income.” Of course your business has a primary stream. Let’s say you sell a specific product. Additional streams of income might be related products, “spin-off” products, or even an unrelated business. In addition to simply giving you more […]

Life Happens – Remember the Big Picture

Sometimes we let life get ahead of us. We find ourselves responding to the moment instead of keeping track of our own long-term vision about life. Unfortunately, I have rheumatoid arthritis, an immune disorder in which the body attacks the joints. Fortunately for me, I just passed my tenth anniversary with this disease. Fall of […]

A Few Words of Encouragement In Tough Times

One of the elements of a “defining event” in history is that millions of people share some experience in common. Unfortunately, we’re having one of those moments now. The economic turmoil in the U.S., and around the world, is truly unprecedented. And while it was caused by a very small band of people (a small […]