Don’t Short Change Yourself – It Takes Vision For Self Development

If you don’t have a plan for your development then you are short changing your growth. Now, let’s forget all those company IDP, PDP plans that are boring, overly bureaucratic, and almost always miss the point. It’s important to have a process but the process is about having a repeatable method for success – notContinue reading “Don’t Short Change Yourself – It Takes Vision For Self Development”

I Can Do Better In 2021

Fourteen days ago I declared my own personal New Years. Even if the calendar didn’t agree I mentally and emotionally moved into 2021. I began in earnest to do all the things that one does to start anew. Remove the clutter that had built up over the last year. Take care of some projects thatContinue reading “I Can Do Better In 2021”

Get Cracking, Time to Launch Yourself Into 2021

Jump to it. There is no time to waste. There is no promise of tomorrow. So, why not do what needs to be done, now? Get cracking. 2020 is over. Don’t carry it. Feel what needs to be felt. Get help if you are dealing with trauma or mental health issues. Take the moment toContinue reading “Get Cracking, Time to Launch Yourself Into 2021”

Set The Table In Preparation For Inspiration

You probably don’t feel like it right now. Perhaps you are drained from the year you’ve endured. Maybe you don’t feel like there is any end in sight. Or are you wanting to be inspired? Looking to make a go of it, but don’t know where to start? No matter where you are starting from,Continue reading “Set The Table In Preparation For Inspiration”

Plan Your Way to A Better 2021

Only a four days to go until 2021. 1-2-3-4. That is it. I get so excited at this time of year counting down the days. No matter how arbitrary calendars and years are, they provide something to measure against. It provides some sense of context and reference. And for me, even knowing all of that,Continue reading “Plan Your Way to A Better 2021”

Time for 2021 : Let’s go ahead and start the countdown already

Here we go. There are 20 days left in 2020 and most of us are all too ready to bring this one to a close. We’ve all struggled in this year one way or another. It isn’t something we should compare. But we should be empathetic to others plight and circumstances. How do we acknowledgeContinue reading “Time for 2021 : Let’s go ahead and start the countdown already”

Our Distraction Loop

Football is back. American professional football. The NFL. Whether you love the sport (nearly 26 million people watched the Buccaneers loss against the Saints), hate the sport, or can only think of football as being a spherical ball being kicked around on a field by nearly 250 million players in over 200 countries and isContinue reading “Our Distraction Loop”

Miserably Failing Excellently

I’ve always been fascinated and motivated by the idea of striving for excellence. But I’ve been doing it all wrong. And have failed miserably. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” – Aristotle paraphrased by Will Durant This quote has been a major building block forContinue reading “Miserably Failing Excellently”

I’m back with lots of goodies to share

I’m back. And this time, I hope for good. I took some time away putting some of what I’ve learned to the test. I’ve been distracted a bit by all that is going on in the world. And with coming to grips with some of the decisions I’ve made over the last year. I’ve learnedContinue reading “I’m back with lots of goodies to share”

Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad

Are we born with a predetermined set of talents? Do we grow skills from those talents to a certain age and then stop? Are our brains really built with a certain talent set and that core foundation can’t be changed? If we are good at math, we are good at math. If we are artistic,Continue reading “Drawing and the Zen of Improving the Bad”