Wants vs Needs – Which Is Obtainable?

The British rock band, The Rolling Stones, had a great song, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” on their 1969 album, Let It Bleed. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The lyrics (paraphrased) tell us that … Continue reading

What Drives Success After a Global Pandemic?

Responsiveness and customer service can lead companies to excel after the global pandemic. My former background was in quality assurance. One conference I went to talked about customer service. I was super impressed with a story about a well-known, high-end … Continue reading

A Conundrum of not Commuting during the Coronavirus War

Are you spending your time wisely under voluntary quarantine? I don’t ask that question lightly. There is a portion of us who are working from home because of the coronavirus. We may have to be in ‘working mode’ from 8 … Continue reading

Embrace the Suck for 2019 to Improve

pixabay photo I recently watched a YouTube video by Navy Seal David Goggins called, Embrace the Suck!!! It’s a 10-minute video and worth your time. Did you ever stop and think about why we never shift from our comfort zones … Continue reading

Pushing Through or Enjoying Life?

I ran more in New Orleans than I have anywhere or anytime in my life.  I was running two to four races on Saturdays and Sundays, plus the Wednesday afternoon Audubon Park run, plus an occasional Friday night run – plus all … Continue reading

What Converts Boredom to Action?

The emotional states of the human mind can be viewed as a graph.  Label the left axis Challenges in life and the bottom axis as Skills required in life.  The four corner regions are Anxiety when your challenges are very high and … Continue reading

Prosperity is Like a Rubik’s Cube

Rubik’s Cube will celebrate its 38th anniversary this year.  There are a lot of toys that stay around for years and years – new generations of kids buy the ‘gold standards’ of toys – those that work and bring enjoyment … Continue reading

Identify More with MacGyver or Groundhog Day?

Movies and television shows mimic a portion of real life. It’s the exciting drama, espionage, adventure, action, romance, etc. that capture our attention. We don’t have it in our real world. We live outside the realm of the characters and … Continue reading

Finish Every Race

  I heard something recently that has makes a lot of sense.  Finish every race you enter. I’ve raced a lot over the years – mostly 5K running races.  But, there are a lot of races in life – and, … Continue reading

Pushing Forward or Standing Still

Confucius said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  When we begin a journey of a thousand miles, we have embarked upon a major goal in our lives. My wife and I walked the Camino de … Continue reading