Work ON Yourself, Not Just In Yourself

One of the truly great books I’ve read in my life is The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. If I could make every small business owner in the world read one book, it would be this one. For many years, I re-read this book every year. Now, after thirty years, I re-read it every other […]

Practice . . . Everything

There’s an interesting truth that we all conveniently ignore or deny when we take on a new task: Before you can be good at something, you have to be bad at it. Or, said another way, You can never be “good” at something you don’t do. And, one of my favorite related truths: Frustration is […]

How to Reduce Anxiety in a World Gone Crazy

Last week, before everyone was told to go home and stay there, I met some friends for dinner. One longtime friend had just picked up her daughter from the airport: Her university had closed down for the foreseeable future and she didn’t know what was next. The Mom asked me if I had any sage […]

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.

Meditating with a Robotic Cat

A few weeks ago, I ordered a Hasbro “Joy for All” robotic cat. I made a video about un-boxing the cat with a few notes about living with him.

Single File, Please

One of my favorite rules of life is Slow down, get more done. This is certainly an example of that. In the end, you get a lot more done when you only try to do one thing at a time.

Embrace Imperfections

Perhaps we need to be a little kinder about imperfections, both in ourselves and in others. Perhaps we should focus on the interesting story. After all, perfection is a lot less interesting.

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 […]

Your “Before” Picture

Here’s a quick exercise for you. Take a selfie with your cell phone and label it “Before.” How do I know that this is your “before” picture? Because change is coming in your life. You might know what’s coming. It could be the book you’re writing, the goal you’re working toward at work, the new […]