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Do Your Job

Whatever your trade, your vocation, whatever your life purpose; make it your mission, make it your calling. In other words, give it your best. For…

March 5, 2024

Happiness is Not the Goal… Neither is Eliminating Unhappiness!

Happiness is Not the Goal: Happiness can be very elusive when directly pursued. Rather, happiness is best achieved as a byproduct of living a life…

February 22, 2024

Run Straight at the Pain and You will Develop Superpowers

I’m not talking about physical pain so much as I am about emotional/social pain i.e. the ‘pain’ of self-discipline, the ‘pain’ of social rejection, the…

February 15, 2024

Beware of Intellectualizing Your Emotions

“Intellectualizing emotions is a defense mechanism that serves as a shield against the overwhelming intensity of feelings. It’s the process of suppressing emotions by overthinking,…

January 25, 2024

Hoping to Match Up Against a Lazy Rabbit is Not a Plan

We all know the parable of the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ where the turtle beats the rabbit because the rabbit takes a nap. While a…

January 11, 2024

How to Bring Your Best Self To Work Every Day

We were winding up a Book Club meeting (Radical Candor by Kim Scott) when someone tossed out the question: “How do you bring your best…

January 9, 2024

Keep the ‘Dirt Under Your Fingernails’

Folks, I’m close to 72 years old but I still pick up litter, I still visit communities (the equivalent of ‘walking the factory floor’ in…

January 4, 2024

Creating Change That Lasts Throughout the New Year

The life expectancy of most New Year’s Resolutions can be measured at best in days, some even mere hours. So how to create lasting change?…

December 28, 2023

This Quote is Only Half True

“Progress doesn’t come from early risers — progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” – Robert Heinlein Robert Heinlein…

December 19, 2023

Your Emotions are Messages not Masters

Folks often use their feelings to justify their behavior. Within reason, all well and good. However, reason is frequently not on the checklist before proceeding;…

December 12, 2023


One fine day recently I was feeling a bit off. In my search for the why and deeper self-awareness, I started to write out how…

October 26, 2023

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