The Power of Words

Some things stick to you…dog hair, for instance. Then there’s maple syrup, bad habits, or a good reputation. One of the most powerful, unseen things that often sticks to us is words. Words have the ability to speak life and death, to build up or tear down. Tell someone they will never amount to much or don’t have[…]

Improving Your Communication Ratio

My wife and I recently bought a new Chevrolet Traverse to replace the 14-year-old Hyundai she was driving.  Since that purchase, I find myself noticing all the other Traverses on the road. You’ve probably experienced the same thing. You buy a new car and suddenly start noticing all the other cars of the same make.[…]

Turn Off Your Edger

There’s no denying that our world has become more hectic, more “noisy.” We keep multiple to-do lists, constantly overbook, and take on too many projects. And lets’ be honest, we’ve become comfortable with that. With all this activity, lots get done. But some things suffer in the process. We don’t give ourselves adequate time to process, to think,[…]

Don’t Let Passion be an Excuse for Staying Stuck

We all want to work in the areas of our passion. consultants and coaches abound with insights and techniques to help you “discover your passion,” “live your passion,” “have more passion.” It’s appealing to think that you can spend your days working on all the things that feed your soul and energize you emotionally. Listen, I’m a[…]

The Key to Fixing Big Problems? – Think Small

This morning I read an email from a friend who is understandably concerned about the racial, political, social, and moral unrest and issues that divide us. Like so many of us, he has been watching various YouTube videos which present some aspect of the problem but offer little or no solutions. His email ended with, “So what are we[…]

6 Tips For Finding A Built-In Audience For Your Book

Before penning out your first draft, you should have a specific goal that you want to achieve through your writing. It could spread awareness on social issues like the negative impact of drugs, ADD medicine, or abuse of other addictive substances like alcohol and tobacco, etc. Firstly, determine whom you’re writing the message for and how[…]