What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?

This post is really one about how you deal with uncertainty in your life and business. Life is exceedingly uncertain but for our own sanity, I think we fool ourselves into thinking that we have control over what happens in our lives. When we plan we are optimistic that the plan will unfold without a hitchContinue reading “What Do You Do When Life Throws You a Curve Ball?”

The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy

I admire people who choose not to drink or eat certain foods until they begin to instruct others to follow their particular regimen. This was a quote that I fell in love with the minute I saw it, from consultant, author and speaker Alan Weiss. I believe that we need to make choices that workContinue reading “The Importance of Developing a Personal Philosophy”

Excuses Are the Poison of Low Performance.

Get a degree, work hard, and success will automatically follow. This is the success map that we are all given. Has anyone noticed that it’s broken? Business Strategist, popular speaker and ultra-runner Dan Waldschmidt refuses to accept business as usual. He says that this success map represents a model that is a false promise andContinue reading “Excuses Are the Poison of Low Performance.”

There Are No Guarantees

I spend quite a bit of time in my head – trying to figure things out. I love structure. I want the comfort of knowing that once I follow the RIGHT steps or the PRESCRIBED steps of those who went before that I would arrive safely at my intended destination, sans surprises! Needless to sayContinue reading “There Are No Guarantees”