Why You’re Not Using Gratitude Enough

You’ve heard the platitudes about being grateful and expressing gratitude, but you’re still not convinced that gratitude matters all that much. Chances are, you’re not using gratitude as much as you could. I’m here to prove to you how gratitude changes everything. An injury This past fall, I walked part of the Camino de Santiago […]

5 Reasons You Ought to be Blogging

I’ve written extensively over the years about why you ought to be blogging as part of your business marketing. Yet many of you still aren’t doing it with consistency, employing what I term the “spaghetti approach” to publishing content. Let me convince you why it’s time to buckle down and blog. 2018 Blog Stats 1. […]

Lessons Learned from Bohemian Rhapsody

I was in seventh grade the year Queen released their enduring classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Ms. Davis, my choir teacher, decided that our Penndale Junior High choir would perform it for our spring concert, with each grade taking a different role. She even brought in a rock band to accompany us. We loved it—though my grandparents […]

The Whack-a-Mole Approach

Have you ever had those days where you feel like you have a tiger by the tail or the tail is wagging the dog? Yeah, me too. I’ve noticed a particular pattern emerges when I’m in that state, and I affectionately call it the “whack-a-mole” approach to getting things accomplished. Here’s how it feels in […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

When I was twelve, my mother kidnapped me. She tried to take my younger brother, but he turned her away. The stories I told myself about that day played a large role in how I perceived myself for over thirty years. A year earlier, we’d come home to an empty house to discover that my […]