Fighting hard for mediocrity

Last night I watched three episodes of a program I’d never seen before. It was one of those business intervention reality shows called Bar Rescue. One episode I watched should have been called Bar Wars because the consultant/host of the program fought almost constantly with the bar’s owner. Briefly, the bar was 45 years old. … Read more

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 more

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 more