Three Tips That Help Adjust Your Attitude

How's your attitude? I found myself second-guessing, making assumptions, and generally chasing Don Quixote's windmills this week. Attitude: "A manner of thinking, feeling, or behaving that reflects a state of mind or disposition." I try to keep my attitude on the positive side. That comes easily most days, but [...]

2022-11-19T14:12:59-06:00

My Year of Reading: The Best, the Good, and the Unfinished

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson If you are a lover of book lists and share my obsession with collecting these lists, here’s one more to add to your collection. Last year I tried something new. In addition to selecting one [...]

2022-01-20T08:27:25-06:00

How to Expand Your Imagination and Make YOUR Art

A robin stood resolute in the brown grass. He wore his redbreast proudly, announcing his arrival to anyone who would stop to look. He stood alone, but I knew others would follow. On this cold January morning, I examined my goals written in December. The words mocked and chided [...]

2021-01-19T15:04:23-06:00

The Power of Play: 3 Reasons You Should Do It Every Day

There's power in play. “Go out and play.” That’s what I wanted to hear in the past few days, weeks, well, since 2020. I wanted to let go of being an adult. For just a moment, I longed to forget about the news, responsibilities, and all the pain in the [...]

2022-09-17T09:42:44-05:00

How I Chose My Best Word for Life Plus One for Every Year

Can one word make a difference? I believe it can. What’s your word? My what, you say? Your word. I first heard about choosing a word for the year from Chris Brogan who recommends identifying three words.  Chris’s three-word idea is simple. Choose 3 words (not 1, not 4) [...]

2020-12-02T20:56:18-06:00

5 Simple Rules for Living an Ethical Life

Making the right choices requires a different kind of intelligence.  Build an ethical life.  Do you know your ethical intelligence? You can find quite a bit on emotional intelligence in articles and from Daniel Goldman. Remember the seven types of intelligence described by Howard Gardner? In today’s world, I would argue that [...]

2021-09-05T20:08:46-05:00

Stop Setting Goals If You Never Do These 3 Things

Stop! Stop setting goals. It is a waste of time and effort. If you know me at all, those words are nothing short of blasphemous. I have been preaching, yes, on my soapbox preaching, about identifying your purpose, setting goals, and the sheer beauty of a well-executed plan for [...]

2020-10-23T19:20:08-05:00
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