Why don’t we ask for help?

After last week’s blog post, there were some comments, and some communications to me as to why we don’t ask for help, and after some further stimulating thought, I think we should talk about some of the reasons why we don’t ask for help. The following are what I believe to be our top reasons as to why we don’t ask for help! 1. We don’t want to look stupid to anyone we may reach out to. How many times have you sat in a meeting or a classroom and had a question on your mind, but felt like you couldn’t ask the question for fear of looking stupid to those in the room? Beginning at an early age in my career and while going through vet school, I found myself in this position routinely. But it wasn

The Power Of Asking For Help

Man is it not some of the craziest wacko times you have ever seen!?! We have the uncertain times of a virus, and then on top of that, we have the protests, destruction, and occupations taking place. I have always said that we need to pay attention to our surroundings, daily events, and be aware, but the reality is, most of the “noise” out there we can’t change. Reality is, almost all of us don’t have the answers. It’s confusing, and if focused on enough, it is well past overwhelming! So today, I put a twist on these times with the mindset of “we don’t know it all” and what can we do as individuals to keep anchored in tornadic times. Leadership or as individuals, we often don’t have the answe

I don't want my kids to have to work as hard as I did

In the late ’30s and ’40s, I had two sets of grandparents finding their way in life, in marriage, and beginning to have kids. 70 to 80 years ago they were in the same spot in their life my wife and I are in today. I often think back to them and my parents to compare where we are and what we are doing at similar points in time of our journey’s. I think back now, to when my parents would have been 12 years old, for my dad would have been 1957 and my mom 1958. Both sets of grandparents were farming their tales off, still in cables tractors weathering the heat, the dust, the chaff, the itchiest stuff on the planet we know as milo dust, etc. And at the time, my grandfather was pioneering water we

This Just Sucks

This just all sucks right now. That’s all there is to say about it. I never say that really, nor do I ever think that hardly at all. What happened to George Floyd we have all watched on television, and I’d say almost all of us agree it was terrible. And if you don’t, you likely have a mental illness. Racism is ignorance, violence is stupidity, looting is incomprehensible, and it’s all not ok. I’m not black so I don’t know what it is like in those shoes, and I don’t have the answers or the solution. But as with any situation or experience, we must ask ourselves, what can we learn from this. And it appears there is a whole lot of learning for all involved much like most all situations. What we

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