Energy vs No Energy

“Most people see what they want to, or at least what they expect to.” – Martha Grimes Being a leader is hard work.  There’s no “easy” button or magic bullet.  Every time you think you everything [...]


Believe and Act

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill We’ve spent a lot of time in this space talking about characteristics [...]



“If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.” – Carl Lewis There are a lot of things that leaders are expected to do.  Leaders are supposed to think strategically, create a [...]


No Change = No Change

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Humans spend a lot of time wishing we had different lives.  We [...]


The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

“Don’t try to be fearless…Just try to prevent fear from making your decisions for you.” – Chris Guillebeau We mention beliefs a lot in this space (like here, here, and here, for example) because [...]


What Are You Expecting?

“An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.” – Zig Ziglar I’m a huge believer that the things we believe about ourselves and our situation [...]


Look in the Mirror

“Some of us have great runways already built for us, and if you have one, just take off. But if you don’t have one, it’s your job to grab the shovel.” – Amelia Earhart One of the inescapable [...]


Perfect Lives Somewhere Else

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford One of the things leaders talk about on a regular basis is quality. They may not use that exact word, but when [...]


You’ve Gotta Believe

“The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.” – Martha Washington I recently published a book (I know, it’s hard for me to believe [...]


Is It Worth It?

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt The past few posts in this space (here and here) have spent some time on the [...]

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