My Mini-Monarchy

One of my 2018 goals is the completion of my book about life-lessons learned from my influencers and those closest to me. Here’s a sneak preview. Enjoy. ______________________ Life was wonderful in grade school. For one, I had teachers who didn’t believe in giving a lot of homework. For two, our house sat right on

Top Qualification

I don’t remember the day but I remember the moment I read that trust is the first prerequisite to earning a new client, even before demonstrated competency. I value Gallup polls and their insights on data gathered. But this one surprised me. They need to know they can trust me even before they know I

Cap it. Focus.

As a music major at Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music in the mid 70s, (we just said Griz-boom),  I had frequent contact with Chairman of the Music Department, Roger Rose.  He taught several Bible classes and music classes. He scheduled student song-leaders for the school’s chapel services. He was my vocal coach,

Time for a New Shell

  Years ago one of my sisters had a hermit crab for a pet. We enjoyed watching the little thing move around at certain times of the day, fed it per instructions and watched it grow. We were very careful to have the right size next shell in the mini aquarium for him too.  Because

You’re Obligated

If someone older believed in you, If someone gave you a chance, opened a door and motioned you through, If you’re grateful they didn’t have to but did, You’re Obligated. Do likewise. Pass the baton. If you have future leaders on your team, If you can see beyond this month’s bottom line or the graph