People say “I’m multi-tasking” all the time. Knowing the challenges of managing multiple demands, I believed them. Coming to understand what they meant, I tried developing my ability to multi-task. but I never got the hang of it. I mean, I would intentionally work on something first so it could be handed off to another
Call. It’s a lot like driving in the lane no one’s using right now. Yesterday I had a couple of things I needed to discuss with a CEO client. Not wanting to interrupt a meeting, I politely texted, “Are you free to visit a minute?” A few seconds later my phone rang. I answered with
Life isn’t always easy. Not everybody is nice. (understatements of the day) Have you ever been so angry you could just explode? Maybe you did, and regretted it later. These words are worth considering when you’re not angry to help you the next time you are. King Solomon wisely said Whoever keeps his
Quite frankly, I hate the thought of having to bounce back. From anything. But I have. I do. Life periodically introduces the unexpected. Sometimes more often than we think we’re up for. On days like that it’s good to remember: Here’s hoping you’re not called upon to bounce-back too often. But if you are, I
Soft-spoken, but intensely passionate about the things he held dear, my dad was a wise man. I learned much from him; reluctantly during my teen years but readily as an adult. These words of his repeatedly bring needed focus into my world, it’s time I share them with you.
I gave life hardly a thought when I was eight. Get up when Mom wakes me, be on time for breakfast, and be good at school. Play. Use good manners at supper time. Play. Read. Don’t argue about going to bed. Do it again tomorrow, and play hard Saturday. All day. Long-awaited adulthood rounded
Is it possible to achieve excellence, be the best in your venue, with cheapest-is-best as a key operative? I’ve come to the conclusion the answer is “No”. Several years ago I interviewed to be a system installer for an audio video company with a stellar reputation. My previous position called for services and products similar
Don’t tell me I can’t — I’ll do everything in my power to prove you wrong.
I still remember the day I read Anton Chekov’s response to an old Russian proverb: I don’t know why one can’t chase two rabbits at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue. I stopped and thought about it. For years, encouraging my proteges
Writers aren’t exactly people… they’re a whole bunch of people trying to be one person. F. Scott Fitzgerald This rings true for me, especially when I’m writing a script or short story. Does it sound like you? Link to graphic version: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VilGARM5wTo/T0WI25u6wdI/AAAAAAAABUo/3TgHloxBdlQ/s1600/writers+are+bookoisseur.jpg