Roadside Assist

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ~ Peter F. Drucker Whenever you see success, PERIOD! Someone, not unlike you, made a bold decision to leap. The last several months have been tough. There have been many losses and transitions that could knock the wind out of the strongest of us. It would be easy …

Marination in Hope

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…”  ~ Alfred Tennyson Special weekends filled with celebrations, memories, successes, and transitions get us thinking about time and growth and just how quickly life moves. We get sentimental about these changes, even sad about the ending of a particular season of our lives. We recognize …

What Gets Your Goat?

We don’t see things the way they are; we see things the way WE are! The longer we live, the more we experience. Information, people, music, literature, ideas, programs, movements, fashion, politics – our world is full of wonderment. In these experiences, we may find ourselves becoming annoyed with one thing or another. We lose patience, get offended, angry, hurt …

Talk Dun!

The future depends on what you do today. ~ Mahatma Gandhi There’s a saying on an island in the West Indies that is equivalent to our version of “S#*! or get off the pot!” Talk dun. No more talking about what we’re going to do, it’s time to do it. That simple phrase says it all. What have you been …

Knock It Off!

Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson We are all working to be better people, better parents, better employees, better volunteers, better sons and daughters – we are not slackers. One way we gauge our progress toward betterment is to look to our left and our right. “They” might be similar …

Two Minutes

The sun rises within two minutes. There is no urgency in that moment, only gratitude. ~ Regina Carey We move about our lives in a most urgent fashion. Our work, our families, our health, our commitments – all important and all high priority. After spending time in a country that does not practice urgency, there is a noticeable ease to …

Creative Judgment

We’ve spent so much time judging what other people created that we’ve created very, very little of our own. ~ Chuck Palahniuk We spend a lot of time looking at other people’s “work” – their pictures, creations, vacations, articles, political banter, family events, music, blogs, and the list goes on. For each piece, we have the opportunity to make a judgment: …

Buried in Work

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” ~ Simon Sinek When we begin to tell people that we’re too busy to do something enjoyable, we need to pause and take a look at what we’re busy “doing.” When we are feeling overworked, it might be that we …

Off the Fence!

No matter the color, the size, the durability, nor the location of your fence, sitting on it is uncomfortable and frightening. ~ Regina Carey The idea of having a white picket fence life used to include a marriage, children, 9 to 5 employment with a steady income, and complete happiness and satisfaction with life. It meant contentment and security. Today …