Perspective is a Study in Motion

I’ve been talking a lot about perspective lately. Which perspective is most positive, whose perspective are we listening to, and why perspective even matters. Today, I want to focus on how perspective is achieved. All too often, we cannot get ourselves in the right frame of mind, or we cannot get past a certain challenge,Continue reading Perspective is a Study in Motion

Do You Even Recognize Yourself Anymore?

It’s been another long, hard week of extra hours, extra effort, and extra stress with the kids going back to school or staying home and home-schooling, new pressures from work, and still more time home alone, not going out to enjoy regular socialization with friends and family. It’s enough to make you want to pullContinue reading Do You Even Recognize Yourself Anymore?

What Drives Your Decisions?

I recently read a quote that stated, “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” I found this really interesting for a few reasons. First, it reminds me of the marshmallow experiment conducted by Stanford back in 1972, where they gave children aged three to six years old a singleContinue reading What Drives Your Decisions?

Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Yesterday, I came across a quote that struck me in a particular way and stopped me in my tracks. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Many people attribute this quote to Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher who was one of theContinue reading Don’t Feed Your Negativity

Find Your Focus

Today let’s explore what we focus on, who we focus on, and how our focus determines our degree of happiness and resilience. We live in a world that thrives, or more accurately subsists, on comparison, competition, and seeking attention. It’s rampant on social media, in the workplace, and even in the White House. The wholeContinue reading Find Your Focus

When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Greetings are important because they initiate conversation or interaction. Most of the time we just gloss over the greeting, not putting much, if any, emphasis on what we say or how we say it. So what does a greeting sound like? It can take all sorts of forms. Hi. Hello. How are you? What’s up?Continue reading When a Greeting is More Than a Greeting

Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)

TL;DR: Three important keys to effective business email writing are congeniality, content, and closure. Read on for the particulars. Email is different from other forms of communication and it is typically done pretty poorly by most business-people. It’s just hard to get the words to come out right to make good sense and carry yourContinue reading Why Do We Still Do Email So Badly? (Part 2)