Much Food is in the Fallow Ground of the Poor

Proverbs 13: 20 I've been reading Proverbs daily now for the last couple of years. It started from a suggestion by Steven K. Scott in "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived - King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth and Happiness." Just to provide a bit of backstory - this is what his mentor Dr. Gary … Continue reading Much Food is in the Fallow Ground of the Poor

The Real Story of How Good Ideas Become Great Businesses

The archetype of the solo genius is so pervasive in the way people talk about and think about extraordinary success that it obscures the real story of how good ideas become great businesses. – The Self Made Billionaire Effect by John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen. When contemplating the lives of those we consider successful, we … Continue reading The Real Story of How Good Ideas Become Great Businesses

Playing Chopsticks…When You Should be Playing Mozart…

We all know the maxim: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." We tend to describe ourselves very "hammer-like"...very vanilla...not too much to us...I'm just an x or y...not much talent needed to do what I do...I work at so so so...I work in … Continue reading Playing Chopsticks…When You Should be Playing Mozart…

If You Don’t Keep Focusing on This, You Won’t Get Results

Clayton Christensen, a man wearing many hats including  professor, author, entrepreneur, missionary, husband, and father made this very bold statement in his essay "How Will You Measure Your Life?" If you study the root causes of business disasters , over and over you'll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at … Continue reading If You Don’t Keep Focusing on This, You Won’t Get Results

Existing in your Universe of Unrealized Potential is PAINFUL!

You have so much potential! Hated to hear people tell me this because HAVING potential and actually USING it are worlds apart. And when you're not using your potential YOU KNOW! Knowing that you're NOT using your full potential is one thing. DOING something about it is another. On my walk last evening, I was listening … Continue reading Existing in your Universe of Unrealized Potential is PAINFUL!

What if All That’s Missing Between You and Your Success is Effort?

Reading Dan Waldschmidt's Edgy Conversations and I really had to address just how much effort I was putting into those things that I SAY I want. We're the talking species. The "let me explain why..." species. The REASONING species. Yet could it just be that we have also become the LAZY species? With "ACME" instant … Continue reading What if All That’s Missing Between You and Your Success is Effort?

We All Have a Piece of Good News Inside Us

For her 13th birthday on the 12 of June 1942, Anne Frank received a book she had shown her father in a shop window a few days earlier. Although it was an autograph book, bound with red-and-white checkered cloth and with a small lock on the front, Frank decided she would use it as a … Continue reading We All Have a Piece of Good News Inside Us

Are You Down in the Weeds or Up in the Trees?

Came across this question this morning, in an e-book I downloaded to my kindle last night called Time Management 2.0 by H. Reardon and C. Kane. Got me thinking about how I spend time on stuff that has nothing to do with the things I need to be focusing on. It really doesn't matter how … Continue reading Are You Down in the Weeds or Up in the Trees?

One Bold Action Vs a 1000 Good Intentions

Early on in my career, I encountered many people who told me that I had a lot of potential. When I first heard this, I puffed my chest out and felt pretty good about myself. But then, I wasn't getting the results I wanted in my life and I started to wonder about all this … Continue reading One Bold Action Vs a 1000 Good Intentions