3 Rules for Living a Simple Life in a Complex World

I assigned my writer’s group the task of plotting goals for beginning and consequently completing their writing project(s). The very process of considering what one wants to do, how to do it, how long it could take, and then placing pencil to paper and plotting its process does these two things: First, it forces you … Read more3 Rules for Living a Simple Life in a Complex World

Big rocks and a small jar, how to get the most important things done

One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers, he said, “Okay, time for a quiz” and he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth mason … Read moreBig rocks and a small jar, how to get the most important things done

Getting your second wind…why I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions but do like New Year’s objectives.

Consider this page from John Wesley’s (the founder of the Methodist Church) diary:  Sunday morning, May 5, preached in St. Ann’s, was asked not to come back anymore.  Sunday p.m., May 5, preached at St. John’s, deacons said, “Get out and stay out.”  Sunday a.m., May 12, preached at St. Jude’s, can’t go back there … Read moreGetting your second wind…why I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions but do like New Year’s objectives.

A bucket, a half dozen crabs, and Zig Ziglar show us how to get ahead in life

One of the early influences in my life was Zig Ziglar. While his life ended last week, his influence has not. I am not the devoted positive thinking advocate Zig was (see my article here), I do admire his positive approach to life and living. It is certain that positive minded people do better, enjoy … Read moreA bucket, a half dozen crabs, and Zig Ziglar show us how to get ahead in life