Focusing On The Moment

We have discussed several aspects of “focusing” on your success.  Lots of books have been written on the concept of focusing on the moment, but I want to relay an incident that brought this point into focus for me recently. Brought clarity to focusing on the moment. I take Bikram-style yoga classes several times a […]

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.

Nothing Grows in a Straight Line – Even People

No one is surprised when they see that plants don’t grow straight. Plant a squash or a vine and see what it does. If you want it to grow straight, you’ll need to use tent stakes to staple it’s tentacles to the earth. If fact, it’s almost laughable when you see what people do with […]


I received this in a recent email from Brian Tracy: Calvin Coolidge, a president who was so reluctant to speak in public that he was given the nickname of “Silent Cal,” will go down in history for his simple but memorable words on success. He wrote, “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Set Yourself Up For Feedback Success

Set Yourself Up For Success When It Comes to Feedback   Feedback without A Clear Personal Mission is Just Criticism   by Karl W. Palachuk I’m not sure how “accepting feedback from others” became a trait that our society values and encourages. Most of us have some very negative feelings around feedback. Even when we […]

Ahh Nostalgia . . .

If you’re just a little bit overwhelmed with the world around you, consider conjuring up some memories. The human mind is a very interesting place. If I were to go back to school, I’d make a point of learning more about it. In particular, about memory. Your memory can be affected by many things, including […]

First is First and Second is Nothing

There’s an old movie most people have never heard of called The Big Combo. In this movie, “Mr. Brown” is a big hoodlum. His motto is “First is first and second is nothing.” Mr. Brown expresses that motto again and again and again. Until the time he’s shot dead. Sometimes, our culture beats into us […]