“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.” – Ellen Goodman Between 1980 and 1984 there was a show called That’s Incredible!. Hosted… Read More
I’ve written about time management more than once. Maybe it’s the forty-something in me but I’m obsessed with it. There is no commodity more valuable than time. Jim Rohn would say that effective time management is the best-kept secret of the rich (rich meaning successful, not wealthy) and I could not agree more. I also learned many years ago that time management is a kind of misnomer because you can’t actually manage… Read More
I could read this poem every single morning for a hundred years and it would never fail to move and inspire me… ITHAKA by Constantine Cavafy When you set out for Ithakaask that your way be long,full of adventure, full of instruction.The Laistrygonians and the Cyclops,angry Poseidon – do not fear them:such as these you will never find as long as your thought is lofty, as long as a rare emotion touch your spirit… Read More
If you are like me, you love planning vacations – love every detail from the travel to the activities to the food – especially the food! What’s a place you’ve always wanted to visit? Think of your dream adventure destination and now really picture it. And now imagine you finally get to go, but there is one catch. It will only be for a weekend, just one weekend and you will never… Read More
Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your life around your answer.
Finish this sentence: “In life, you get what you_______________.” What was your answer? Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night when the room is just a little too cold. This sometimes happens to me. It’s not freezing but it’s certainly not comfortable. You consider getting up to fetch another blanket but you don’t quite want to leave the bed either. And so you stay there for a while,… Read More
If you’ve never watched Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech to Stanford, you should probably go do that. I mean now. Right now. (click here) And if you already have, it wouldn’t hurt to see it again. (click here) He reminds us, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to… Read More