Seventy-Nine

79 Quality of life… that elusive little slice of heaven we’re all pining for. I’ve heard it said that taking the easy road gets progressively harder, while taking the hard road gets progressively easier. I’ve been finding this to be true in my own life. Enduring the varying quality of life levels during these journeys […]

Seventy-Eight

78 Core competencies. Any individual or organization that is not primarily focused on executing their core competencies is suffering significantly. Their effectiveness is compromised. Their productivity is diluted. We all need to be doing the stuff we’re best at doing, and little else, to maximize personal and professional growth. We need to do this for ourselves […]

Seventy-Seven

77 There’s lots of stuff out there on what leadership IS. Good stuff, but to truly understand sound matters, it’s also important to recognize contrasts. Here’s what leadership ISN’T: Leadership isn’t management. Leadership isn’t pretending you’re a leader. Leadership isn’t shirking your responsibilities. Leadership isn’t choosing to hide and coast. Leadership isn’t about doing the […]

Seventy-Six

76 Leave while you’re on top; quit while you’re ahead…? It can be sage advice, depending… You see and hear about this often from entertainers, actors, musicians, sports stars, and other high-profile types. But what about the average Joe’s? Does this apply to us? Is it ever justified to quit? To get out? To leave […]

Boozy Brunch

I love my streaming playlists. Listen to ‘em daily. We’ve all experienced how powerful music is to our lives. No matter your flavor, music’s power to influence how we feel, and transport us, even if only temporarily, can itself, be intoxicating.  Here’s a recent screenshot I came across of a recommended Spotify playlist. I used […]

Seventy-Five

75 Instructions: Enjoy the journey. Live in the Now. Reduce discontentment by choosing to be happy where you’re at, and with what you’ve got. It’s a choice that we all have to make daily perhaps… at least I do. Another big distinction for me is to manage my expectations. What I “expect” and what life frequently […]