BusinessPersonal Growth
May 19, 2022

Prepare for the Possible

Chet Atkins and I played guitar together. Here’s the story. I’ve met some very interesting people in my life.  When I was a television writer I would interview guests and prepare talking points for the host of the show.  This placed me face to face with some of the biggest…
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BusinessPersonal Growth
April 29, 2022

Fill Before Empty

Running on Empty.  Somehow that last quarter of a tank of gas has all but disappeared, and it seems the car is running on fumes.  The little orange light appears to glow with more intensity, screaming “Gas! I Need Fuel! NOW!”  But just like Cousin Eddy I “coasted into town…
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March 31, 2022

When the Devil Comes for You

Did you see it?  If not you probably heard about it.  The slap heard round the world!  Will Smith marched onto the stage of the Oscars and slapped comedian Chris Rock in response to a joke he made about Smith’s wife.  He returned to his seat, and the theater was…
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BusinessFood for thoughtPersonal Growth
February 28, 2022

The Pygmalion Effect

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” - Stephen R. Covey Could a woman from the 1912 working class convince high society London she was…
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BusinessPersonal GrowthRisk
February 11, 2022

Create the Environment

Have you watched Ted Lasso?  I was late to the party, but I’m glad I finally showed up.  There is something magical about how Ted focuses on creating an environment for his team to grow.  And once they grow… they start to win.  What’s the environment before Ted arrives?  Everyone…
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BusinessFamilyFeaturedPersonal Growth
January 27, 2022

Growth Setting (Goal Setting)

Those New Year’s Resolutions can go from encouraging to utterly discouraging very quickly! We all know the guys who flood the gym for a week and are ghosts after that.  Or the holier-than-thou coworker who turn down the office donuts… maybe twice. Or one of my favorites is the one…
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November 24, 2021

Leap and Learn

“Phil!” I looked up a little bewildered.   The voice belonged to David Hall, the president of the cable network I worked for.  Here he was, the head Honcho himself leaning out of his car window and calling to me, the security guard at the gate. “Yes, sir” I eventually…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal Growth
November 5, 2021

The Power of Playing with Possibilities

“Get back to work!” Who was the last person that gave you that command?   Did you say it to yourself?  What we really mean by this is that it's time for hard, focused labor.  It's time to put our nose to the grindstone, keep our shoulder to the wheel,…
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BusinessFamilyPersonal Growth
August 13, 2021

Trust in Yourself

“Silenzio Bruno!”  If you’ve seen the Disney movie “Luca” you know exactly what this means.  Luca and his new friend Alberto start to race down a dangerous hill on a home made Vespa (yes it’s as rickety as it sounds).  Luca is scared, and the doubt in his head is…
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