Seventy-One

71 You shouldn’t need a fucking invite to be friendly and nice to others. << There’s irony right there… see it? Maybe I’m old fashioned. Maybe I took my mother’s expectation to treat people as I wish to be treated to heart. Maybe I believe in the value of others. Even others who have different views […]

Fourteen

14 I’ve always been taught and believed that in the end, nice wins. My leadership and management style reflects this. I choose to interact with others in deliberate ways that entice them to want to buy-in to the greater goals I’m proposing, instead of forcing them to do so by being a dick. YES, there’s a time […]

eti-QUIT

I’m convinced that for many, dare I say MOST people, simple common courtesy is an extinct, and outdated concept. “Do this, do that, I need this, I want that, and I want it all right NOW!” Rarely does a “please, thank you, I appreciate that, I know you’re busy but… or, if there’s anything you […]

Nice Wins!

It’s not complicated. It’s not impossible. But it is an inside job. Being “nice” is a lost art among many. Too many believe this is an outdated, unnecessary, and useless way to live. I disagree. “But you’re not always ‘nice’ with what you write and talk shiFt™ about here Tom.” This is true. And the […]

Ad-DICK-tion

You know who they are… Those who make an exception not to be an asshole. Those who derive pleasure by causing other people pain. Those who stir shit up just for kicks. Those who COMPLAIN about everyone and everything, but do nothing to CHANGE anything. Those who arrogantly believe that they’re always right, and the rest of us dumbasses are […]