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Be Sure to Read to #12 – #120

Published on August 2, 2019 Written by

Be Sure to Read to #12 – #120 One of the great gifts that comes with blogging is when readers comment (please do). It’s even better when you ask questions to continue the dialog. This blog is an answer to Maia who wrote in after blog #75, “Where You Go, They Go” was published on […]

You Don’t Have to be Smart to be Successful #119

Published on August 1, 2019 Written by

You Don’t Have to be Smart to be Successful #119 You don’t have to be smart to be successful. You need to be wise.  This contradicts some of what we’re pushing in our world right now. Smart is the ability to take tests, the emphasis is on memorization and production or output.  Wisdom comes from […]

Please help us reach 100? #118 

Published on July 31, 2019 Written by

Please help us reach 100? #118  Many of you followed our Minnesota staycation through social media. As a result, we were surprised by the number of requests for the “list” we generated of ideas we have for exploring our home state. We’ve now visited several of them and will continue adding to the list over the coming […]

How to Live a Wealthy Life #117

Published on July 30, 2019 Written by

How to Live a Wealthy Life #117 Wealth. It’s a juicy word I’ve been contemplating. The definition is: an abundance or profusion of anything; plentiful amount. ( In a scarce world, how do you come from abundance; or wealth? For me, the word transcends money. It is inclusive of time, energy, money, intellect, possibilities and resources. When I consider where scarcity creeps […]

Suffering is Optional #116

Published on July 29, 2019 Written by

Suffering is Optional #116  Cy Wakeman is a newer hero of mine. She is a straight talker who delivers a great dose of reality with her content. She’s a drama researcher by training and is abundant with all she shares. One of the powerful distinctions she shares is between sympathy and empathy. Sympathy is validating […]

Reasons or Results #115

Published on July 26, 2019 Written by

Reasons or Results #115 I was working with a team recently and one member challenged me on single-point accountability. She said she disagreed with the concept and their people “share” accountability for getting things done. While this is a great idea, it will always lead to the same outcome. When things are working, it’s a […]

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Manage Time (Part 3) #114

Published on July 25, 2019 Written by

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Manage Time (Part 3) #114 Here it is, the BIGGEST time waster of all.  There is one activity that never makes anyone’s calendar, yet we waste oodles of time on it… e-mail! Most people constantly interrupt their workflow to read or respond the moment someone sends an email.  One word […]

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Manage Time (Part 2) #113

Published on July 24, 2019 Written by

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Manage Time (Part 2) #113 If you didn’t read yesterday’s blog, please do so – it will set you up for a win with today’s content. It’s time to readjust your picture. All you need is your current calendar, a paper print-out of a blank calendar and a little time […]

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Manage Time (Part 1) #112

Published on July 23, 2019 Written by

Stop Wasting Time Trying to Manage Time (Part 1)  #112 Have you ever looked at your “to do” list and felt that aching drop in the pit of your stomach? It’s usually accompanied by thoughts like, “Right, like I’ll ever get to the bottom of the list,” or, “Wow, it’s overwhelming and I have no […]

I am a Work in Progress #111

Published on July 22, 2019 Written by

I am a Work in Progress #111 “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you […]