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15 10, 2019

Breaking Through a Board…and Your Goals

By | 2019-10-15T14:40:04+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

There are no tricks involved in breaking a board. Or a brick.  “What you have here is one of the most efficient human movements ever conceived,” say MIT physicist Michael Feld.  The secret lies in the speed and focus of the strike. Feld, fellow student Stephen Wilk and his [...]

9 10, 2019

What Matters to Me

By | 2019-10-09T18:35:24+00:00 October 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I’ve been a business owner for a long time now.  It’s been the greatest experience of my professional life.  The reason for me is simple.  I love it because my answers are in the mirror.  Every morning when I wake up, I go to the bathroom and brush my [...]

4 10, 2019

(Almost)Anyone Can Be a Genius

By | 2019-10-04T15:13:36+00:00 October 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

“Genius is the ability to put into action what is on your mind.”  - F. Scott Fitzgerald Most people think that genius is for the few, the gifted, for someone else.  It’s reserved for those who are super-smart.  Who made straight-A’s in school and scored perfect on their SAT [...]

3 10, 2019

Excuses Are For Losers

By | 2019-10-03T19:58:44+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

This post is part rant and part reality check.  We live in a culture where, more than I can ever remember, excuses are tolerated.  Excuses themselves are not new.  Humans have been rationalizing their behavior and their performance (or lack thereof) with excuses since the beginning of time.  I [...]

18 09, 2019

Big Change Happens In Little Steps

By | 2019-09-18T17:24:10+00:00 September 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

My Team and I did a book study last winter.  The book was Atomic Habits, by James Clear.  James has established himself as an expert and thought leader in the theory and practice of habit formation. One of the interesting concepts in the book is initiating a new habit [...]

10 09, 2019

The Constant

By | 2019-09-10T18:50:51+00:00 September 10th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

  I have a restaurant I go to at least two times a week...sometimes three.  It’s a local business, owned by a local businessman.  It’s always busy, and frequently there is a line of people waiting for a seat.  I go early to beat the rush, and sometimes that [...]

3 09, 2019

Able and Willing…Or Not?

By | 2019-09-03T23:31:55+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

This is a question that preoccupied one of my old mentors.  Why do some people succeed, and others don’t?  Why are some people able to learn a process, follow it and deliver results when others aren’t?  Over my 20-plus years in the recruiting business, I’ve seen some succeed and [...]

28 08, 2019

The Obstacle Is the Way

By | 2019-08-28T12:05:46+00:00 August 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 161 – 180AD.  He was the last of what are known as the Five Good Emperors, presided over an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire.  He was also a Stoic philosopher.  Some of his personal writings [...]

21 08, 2019

Everything Old is New Again

By | 2019-08-21T19:54:32+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

My wife and I moved our daughter into college this week.  This is the baby of the family, so it’s going to be a change for all of us this time.  She chose my alma mater, which has been a pretty awesome thing for me.  I haven’t spent a [...]

13 08, 2019

Micromanaging vs. Training

By | 2019-08-13T20:24:34+00:00 August 13th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

It’s a phrase I’ve heard literally a million times.  “I don't like to be micromanaged.”  It’s so overused, it’s become a cliché.  When someone says it to me, I do an internal eye roll. Consider this: “I like to be micromanaged.”  Said no one ever. Here are three thoughts [...]