Bubble Thoughts: Consider The Journey On Your Way To Creating a Memory

Bubble Thoughts . . .   Those delicate moments of unfiltered insight, known to float between the conscious and sub-conscious, have played havoc with my daily routine. The absence of a commute and its pre-requisite shower, both reliable Bubble Thought portals, have forced me to wake early, many times before dawn, to capture insight before … Continue reading Bubble Thoughts: Consider The Journey On Your Way To Creating a Memory

Survey Says? Lead From Your Heart

I have never been a survey kind of guy. At least not when it comes to leadership. Surveys lead to data. Data leads to statistics. Statistics act like clutter, just something else you add to a mental closet already bestrewn with useless information, including words like “bestrewn”. Even though 14,000 people responded . . . … Continue reading Survey Says? Lead From Your Heart

Watch and Learn: Unlocking The Tumblers of Awareness

My friends were beginning to wonder if I had a death wish. “Don’t worry”, they listened to me say, “I’m okay, I can do this." I couldn’t blame them for being skeptical. Less than 24 hours earlier they had witnessed me suffer some of the most cringe-worthy, gravity defying, blatantly devastating wipeouts in the history … Continue reading Watch and Learn: Unlocking The Tumblers of Awareness

Service Secret #6: Nothin’ But A House Party

Have you ever hosted a party in your home? Or are you one of the millions that would rather not risk the indelible damage to your self-esteem, living in constant fear of ego shattering rejection, the words “and nobody came” echoing through your subconscious for all eternity? If you count yourself part of the second … Continue reading Service Secret #6: Nothin’ But A House Party

Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change.

Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change. While that may sound like a bumper sticker or marketing campaign, it is in reality a mantra I have repeated to myself over, and over, and over again . . . throughout my experience as a leader, and life in general. Those familiar with the Tall Tim Story can appreciate … Continue reading Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change.

Tell Me, What Were You Expecting?

I fully embrace a Next Generation mentality. Rapid changes in technology have created incredible new ways to connect, communicate, and collaborate not just locally, but globally … and beyond. Change, though, has come with a heavy price. The success of music streaming apps and other digital media options has rendered one of my favorite Development … Continue reading Tell Me, What Were You Expecting?

Interview Step #1: Bake Your Cake

Preparing for an interview is a lot like baking a cake. Think about it. You gather your ingredients, follow a sure-fire, can’t miss recipe you discovered on-line, mix everything together, throw it in the oven, close your eyes and hope for the best. And if you’re like a vast majority of the general public, the … Continue reading Interview Step #1: Bake Your Cake

Culturally Speaking, The Grand Canyon Is Still Being Made

I was searching for solutions among the challenges one morning, and my music choice – “Music of the Grand Canyon” – reflected the mood. Nine year-old Nikolas came into the room, careful not to disturb the sanctity of a home office (“you can see me, but I’m not here”), but inexplicably drawn to the music … Continue reading Culturally Speaking, The Grand Canyon Is Still Being Made

Learning To Crash Part Of Learning To Fly

You are going to panic. There is no escaping the physiology of the moment . . . You will shrink immediately from wide angle to tunnel vision, your heart will begin to pound, your pulse will quicken. You’ll begin to perspire, though just a moment prior you commented on how comfortable you felt. Your brain, … Continue reading Learning To Crash Part Of Learning To Fly

Confidence Key To A Great First Impression

7 seconds . . . Conventional wisdom touts this duration as the critical span in which a person generates a First Impression . . . of another person, a new environment, music, a painting, etc. Basically, anything that can be evaluated through the five senses, will be. The senses then collaborate, reach consensus, and dispatch … Continue reading Confidence Key To A Great First Impression