Tugging on the Reigns

May 7, 2009...

I had a conversation today with someone going through an extended period of depression. It hasn't been just a few days. In her case, it has turned into a number of weeks...soon to be a couple of months.


Under promise. Over deliver.

May 6, 2009...

It is very important to me to follow-through with what I tell others. I am a big believer in "under promising...over delivering." What I say I will do...I will do.

My friends and business associates know this.

"Stinkin' thinkin'

May 5, 2009...

Zig Ziglar is one of my all-time favorite motivational speakers and writers. His motivational footprints are no doubt permanently tattooed in the minds of hundreds of thousands of readers and audience members around the world.

Two of my favorite "Zig-isms are:

Let Gravity Go

May 4, 2009...

One of the early Laws of Science we all learn as a kid is the concept of "gravity"

See how high in the air you can throw the ball up...before it falls back down. Jump off the swing set...and tumble as you land harder than expected. Perhaps you have memories of your own early gravity tests.

"The End"

May 3, 2009...

It's something we all have in common.

In fact, it's something that every life form on earth...plants, animals, people... have in common. It's "The End."

And so can we.

May 2, 2009...

It's race day.

I watch one horse race a year, and today's the day.

The Kentucky Derby.

Appreciating Routine

May 1, 2009...

Some people are not exceptionally fond of routine. I must admit, I am guilty of falling into that category. However, there comes a time when even those of us who dislike routine need to appreciate its value.

Routine has value?

Write a Happy Ending

April 30, 2009...

Today, I heard a story of another person losing her job. Although what I felt upon hearing the news was deep compassion and frustration, I know it wasn't 1/10 of the pain this person was feeling.

I only heard the story. She is living it.

Learn and Practice

April 29, 2009...

Think of something you're good at doing.

No. Erase that.

Think of something you're GREAT at doing. (If "great" is possible..."good" just seems so darn mediocre, doesn't it?)

The other end of the phone...

April 28, 2009...

Courtesy and kindness go a long, long way to making life better.

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