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The Big Takeaway

The Big Takeaway

In his book, Masterful Coaching, Robert Hargrove notes, “When most people think of learning, they don’t think in terms of having to change themselves. They tend to think of learning as … acquiring ideas, tips, techniques, and so on. Seldom does it occur to them that...
Author of Circumstances

Author of Circumstances

One thing I know to be true is that the life I am living is of my own doing. For good or bad, right or wrong, there is only one person that is accountable for my circumstances: me. When it comes to accepting responsibility for my life, I see three areas that I have to...
Goals are Challenging

Goals are Challenging

Every year I set goals.  I am a firm believer in setting goals in what I call the 3Pillars of Life: Mind, Body, and Soul.  We are not beings with one aspect to us. We are complex and with complexity, there has to be a way to unify our being, make us whole.  The...
Wisdom and Influence

Wisdom and Influence

I was reading an ancient Hebrew text on wisdom about a month ago.  It is written from the perspective as if Wisdom had personhood. The stanza I read said: Dear friend, listen well to my words;    tune your ears to my voice.Keep my message in plain view at all...
It’s Not about the Journey

It’s Not about the Journey

I live in the Duluth, MN area of the country.  Winter is cold… and long.  So every January that we are able, we leave for a week.  Whether we fly to Florida or Mexico, we have to get out of here and recharge our batteries.  There are a lot of hearty people in the Twin...
Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

Dylan Thomas wrote a fascinating poem that I have considered regularly for some years now.  At first, it just sounded cool. The more I read it, the more I considered its meaning. The more I considered its meaning, the more the poem pushed me to become the man I want...