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If Saying No Was That Easy

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘YES’ burning inside.”                                                                                               ~ Stephen Covey We have been talking about making good decisions and choices that keepContinue reading “If Saying No Was That Easy”

Decisions, Decisions.

Decisions, Decisions…. If you choose to not deal with an issue, then you give up your right of control over the issue and it will select the path of least resistance.                                                                                                          – Susan Del Gatto Life is about making choices.  If you do not choose, then you are like a leaf atContinue reading “Decisions, Decisions.”

The Power of Choice

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson You have value. In fact, you are priceless. Do you realize there is only one of you in the entire world? You are unique, beautiful, and special. Think about that. Remind yourself of that asContinue reading “The Power of Choice”

Let’s Get Real!

OK People, Let’s Get Real!!  “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”  Friedrich Nietzsche In my recent forays into Blog Space,Continue reading “Let’s Get Real!”

Who Are You?

“If the only vision we have of ourselves comes from the social mirror – from the current social paradigm and from the opinions, perceptions, and paradigms of the people around us – our view of ourselves is like the reflection in a crazy mirror room at the carnival.” — Stephen R. Covey At some pointContinue reading “Who Are You?”

Take Control

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”    -Victor Frankl We have been discussing change in the last few blogs. You have a goal to reach. Or a situation to resolve, or an environment you need to get out of. Something must change.        You can choose toContinue reading “Take Control”

The Time is Now

“Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ― Norman Vincent Peale In my last blog we discussed how change, meaningful change, can be exceedingly difficult.  People get stuck for a variety of reasons. We also mentioned getting a visionContinue reading “The Time is Now”

Waiting For Friday

Why is Friday so good and why is Monday so awful? Is this a rule someplace??    Do you spend Sunday dreading Monday? Are you in an endless cycle of ups and downs, just waiting for another week to end?    If you answered yes, then you are not alone. Far from it.  It hit me oneContinue reading “Waiting For Friday”

When the Storm Hits

Texas just faced a monstrous winter storm.  I do not have to tell anyone that. Millions lost power and water.  Living can very rapidly become surviving. It was and continues to be at this writing, a serious situation.   Who are we in the storm?  Victim?  Hero?  Survivor? One of those people in long lines atContinue reading “When the Storm Hits”

How Full is Your Attic?

Living in Houston, this is the time of year to clean the attic. Down here you avoid your attic in the summertime unless you enjoy being a human Sous Vide dish. Cleaning the attic is never anyone’s idea of a good time. Things go in and never seem to come out.   You may have guessed this is leadingContinue reading “How Full is Your Attic?”

You Are Not Alone

One thing I always try to remind people of in my corporate life is that everyone’s got problems. Might not appear that way, might not be obvious and they probably don’t talk about it, but many times it is true. My intent then as a leader, was to help if I could, show understanding, butContinue reading “You Are Not Alone”

The Toxic People

One of my son’s pet peeves (he is a scientist) is calling a snake poisonous. Snakes are “venomous”. They inject venom into the victim, and the venom is toxic. Quite frankly, I don’t care either way as I know what the dangerous ones look like and will be retreating in the opposite direction. If youContinue reading “The Toxic People”

The Power of Grace in 2020

Have you ever watched an ice-skating champion or a ballerina?? Or a master of Kung Fu? They are the epitome of “Power and Grace”. Their form is flawless, and no motion is wasted.   Purposeful and efficient while practicing their craft. But just ask yourself, how many times have they fallen? How many hours haveContinue reading “The Power of Grace in 2020”


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