Demolish Your Distractions

I got a ticket the other day, the one that comes in the mail after a stationary, unmanned camera takes of photo of the back of your car going through a red light. There is it, for all the world to see, your car with your license plate going through a light causing $115 to go right down the … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: George Bernard Shaw on finding yourself

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Inspiration Friday: Mary McCarthy on heroism

We are the hero of our own story. -- Mary McCarthy In the thoughts you have and the story you tell yourself, are you the hero? Or are you waiting for someone or something else to save you? What makes you powerful, decisive, confident, and willing to act? How can you bring more of that into … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Billie Jean King on being bold

Be bold.  If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy. -- Billie Jean King Tennis fan or not, it's hard not to admire Billie Jean King for her accomplishments as an athlete and a mentor. You can read more about her in Pressure Is A Privilege, the book she co-authored with Christine … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Bertice Berry on Destiny

When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny – Bertice Berry How can you be more purposeful in everything you do? How can you make your goals so meaningful that they become inevitable? … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Winnie-the-Pooh on being proactive

You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. - Winnie-the-Pooh Do you think your resume speaks for itself? (More likely, it undersells you. Furthermore, recruiters skim in seconds. Finally, do you really want to cede control of … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Erma Bombeck on courage and dreams

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.  – Erma Bombeck At some point, we have to reveal our dreams -- by applying for the job, raising our hand for the promotion, marketing our business. It's okay to keep things secret in the planning stage, but when you go for it, people … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Robert Sutton on Optimism and Bad Ideas

The only thing that is more important than optimism is the capacity to pull the plug on a bad idea -- Robert Sutton When was the last thing you said No, or stopped doing something you had invested time and energy in? I certainly haven't mastered this myself, but this quote is a great reminder … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Bruce Lee on pushing past limits

There are no limits. There are plateaus, and you must not stay there; you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. - Bruce Lee Wow, I don't know if I'd want my clients to think about the prospect of dying as they stretch for their goals, but I do admire the urgency and passion behind … [Read more...]

Inspiration Friday: Steve Martin

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. -- Steve Martin Funny is inspirational. Being observant is important. Calling it like it is a valuable skill. I love Steve Martin's wit, and he's a terrific author too. … [Read more...]