My good friend Robert recently reminded me that, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is just the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.” It’s a quote by the late teacher, Jim Rohn. (See Lessons Of A Lifetime.) It’s was also the foundational concept of basketball’s legendary coach and leader, John Wooden. This might offend you: I was lurking, I’ll admit it. I couldn’t help it. On my flight to Phoenix… Read More

        Doing Something > Doing Nothing Doing Nothing > Pretending to do Something

Jean-Paul Sarte said, “Commitment is an act, not a word” It was true then and even more true now.  I hear the word (commitment) thrown around ad nauseam in both in the gym and in the board room.  And it’s often a platitude in the moment that rarely results in action much less success. Real commitment means ‘burning your boat.’ From Cortés conquest of the Aztec Empire to as far back as… Read More

“Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started.” – Haruki Murakami | 1Q84

For a Scottish alternative rock band from Glasgow, Del Amitri dispensed some pretty sound relationship advice. When you’re driving with the brakes on When you’re swimming with your boots on, It’s hard to say you love someone and it’s hard to say you don’t. (full lyrics) And Marshall McLuhan reminded us to always, “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror”.  McLuhan and Del Amitri are both right; success comes… Read More

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