Happy Birthday, Arthritis

It wasn’t 20 years ago today. It was probably in September or October. But twenty years ago this Fall, I came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

The Goldilocks Rule

You don’t have to be a workaholic to constantly improve yourself. In fact, it’s human nature to keep your mind engaged. And that means constantly improving yourself.

One Hour that Will Change Your Life

Everyday, we look at the high priority things and don’t do them because they take time. And since we’re focused on the calendar and the clock, time is so precious that we don’t make time to do what’s important!

Only Do Three Things per Day

Most of us have too much to do. We are overwhelmed at work and overwhelmed at home. And guess what? Most people are even more overwhelmed when they start making to-do lists. Why? Because they write down dozens of items and can see that the list will eventually have hundreds of items. Most people aren’t […]

Are You Doing “Second Half of Life” Things Yet?

I just finished an excellent book entitled Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. He starts out by examining Carl Jung’s work on the two halves of human growth or the two halves of life. “The first half of life is spent building our sense of identity, importance, and security—what […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stop Wasting Your Life with Distractions!

I was reading a very old book by Seneca the Younger called On the Shortness of Life. Although it was written almost 2,000 years ago, it reads like a message for today. Seneca talks about people spending all their time in foolish activities rather than leading their lives. When we look at our lives today […]