Live life in the what-it-is instead of the what-you-wished-it-was

Success and achievement is won, or lost, in incredibly small increments. Take for example, a race. Often it is but tenths or hundredths of a second that differentiates the first and second place winners. Sometimes it is pure chance. Most of the time it is not. There is a little, almost indistinguishable, seemingly insignificant difference … Read more

16 questions you should ask yourself at least once a year

 For many years I have given out this list to people who voice some dissatisfaction with life, young people who are just embarking on life on their own, with people facing the challenges of a mid-life readjustment, and with those who find themselves overloaded with work. It is an analytical process where you define and describe … Read more

7 keys to help you get not just more things done, but to get the right things done.

Long before Nike captured the phrase “Just do it,” the expression showed up as a featured bit in Mayberry, North Carolina. That’s right, the home of Sheriff Andy Taylor and his intrepid deputy Barney Fife. It happened on Andy’s front porch. Here’s the clip: A good friend of mine once said, “It is amazing how … Read more

7 Reasons why you should self-publish

Self-publishing has historically carried something of a stigma. There was this underlying opinion that only those authors not good enough to win a contract with a major publisher would eventually self-publish out of vanity. This is, of course, not entirely true. I suspect major publishers might have been behind the idea, mostly to increase their … Read more