Creating Energy

In a post entitled The First Law of Organizational Thermodynamics, Seth Godin outlined how energy can be created or destroyed and that you’re either the one who makes something possible or hinders its progress. You can be the generous person who creates energy, putting in more than you take out and thereby ensuring that people constantly…

Make A Commitment

The explorer, W. H. Murray, said: Unless one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts…

Word of the day: Growth

You’re always either growing or dying.  Biology does not support stagnancy. All living organisms have to keep growing to stay alive. Cells are in constant multiplication and division to support life. The moment cell mitosis stops, the host starts dying.     A rose is either blooming or wilting (this soon after Valentines Day, women all…

Word of the day: Obvious

When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.  It’s a proverb used to illustrate that the most obvious answer is often right. Too many times, we waste time simply justifying the other possibilities when the answer is really the obvious one. We make judgments pretty quickly. In one of my favorite books, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell uses…

Love Is All We Need

Sometimes, there are no words. Sometimes, love is the only word you need.

How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

Give me an accurate reference from one of your jobs and I could tell you about your work history. Show me a glimpse of a corner of your room and I can describe your house and your desk at work. Show me a moment where you’re being honest and true and I can describe the…

Quotes To Live By Part 2

Ever notice how you feel one way when you’re with a group of people and another way when you’re with another group? That’s because you’re influenced by the people around you, almost as much as (or more than) the influence you pass on to them. There are people who, just by being in their company,…

Quotes To Live By

My Goodreads tracker indicates that I’ve read 44 books so far this year. I’ve probably read a few more than that because I don’t enter everything I read and in the shuffle, sometimes, I don’t/can’t keep great notes on all the books but I enjoy saving some of the lines that stand out to me,…