May 6, 2020

There are many things that affect the lifespan of relationships and businesses. We all have had many different friendships and a number of us have been in business for a good number of years or been able to observe businesses. In any relationship, be it a marriage or friendship, or any business where there are partners, the health of those relationships typically ebbs and flows based on one thing. There is one thing that leads to the typical growth and continued dev...

April 29, 2020

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February 20, 2020

Yesterday morning we had our vet meeting as we do every Monday at 7 am, and we got into a discussion on marriage, and the business of life from work, kids, and all things in between. In the nutty chaos of life, we can find ourselves simply crossing paths in the hallway, eating supper standing, and going to bed without taking time to nurture relationships within our own walls.
  
Recently I was working with a young manager who had to work through letting go of a...

November 7, 2019

Have you ever thought about sitting down and writing a letter to your younger self?  A letter filled with the missteps that created your pain, experiences that took you to great depths of feeling alone and afraid, and the opportunities of not sucking on the lemons we get handed? All in an effort to put someone else two steps ahead of all the painful memories still running through your head, and change the choices that they make.
  
There is a song about just th...

October 2, 2019

I was driving down the road a couple of weeks ago when a song came on that I had not heard in quite some time. It was one of those songs that comes on the radio and you can sing virtually every word even though you haven’t heard it in over 20 years. The chorus goes like this.

        Gonna hold who needs holdin’
        Mend what needs mendin’
        Walk what needs walkin’
        Though it...

September 11, 2019

I often tell people that if you truly want your people to follow your lead you must first take a long look in the mirror for a long opportunity of self-reflection, an evaluation of your journey, followed by an almost cathartic process of communicating your journey to your people.
  
For me, I started this process of a long look in the mirror in about 2007 after an explosive meeting in which my immature leadership skills failed my team through a tongue lashing g...

July 31, 2019

America is now virtually constantly “connected”.  And beyond America, more than half of the human population is online, according to Mary Meeker, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, in a recently released Internet Trends report.  Right at 51% of the world’s population is online, or 3.8 billion people used the internet last year.  And Americans are spending more time online than ever – 6.3 hours per day last year according to Meeker.  Another finding or fact is over...

March 27, 2019

The last two or three weeks I have been talking about relationships and marriage. It is no coincidence this happens. Because if we are married, our marriage can have a profound effect on our success in life, work, and relationships. A successful marriage will likely create even more success in business than having a poor relationship in marriage.

Marriage is a very difficult thing and often starts with the unicorns and rainbows of a very meticulously planned fairy ta...

February 27, 2019

I routinely talk about the importance of who we surround ourselves with given that we become an average of the 7 people we spend the most time with.  Over time, we become what we consume.  Over time we become what we focus on.  If you focus on nothing, you will become nothing, if you focus on great things, you will become great.  If you consume (watch on tv) “The Kardashians” you will become the Kardashians.   If you consume motivational readings, you will become mo...

October 10, 2018

Life is hard. Life is busy. And much of the time, life’s distractions and busyness erodes away marriage’s subtle interactions (or lack thereof), bit by bit day by day. For most parents today, we get up, one or both parents get the kids up and off to school, then high tail it to work.  After an exhausting day of work or chores, one of the parents picks tired children after a full day of learning in the classroom as well as learning social interaction and societal nor...

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