Service Secret #7: It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Else

Five O’clock PM. The mystical sixth hour within the Post Meridian time convention, the coveted end of the workday, when sanity hinges on the prospect of something tall and strong, proper judgement giving way to subliminal ponderings such as “What would Jimmy Buffett do?” Many an urban legend has been forged through this premature abandonment … Continue reading Service Secret #7: It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Else

JUST KEEP THINKING

“Hold your breath, Make a wish, Count to three” . . . And upon whispering those immortal words, Willy Wonka invited his guests to explore a world of pure imagination. We’ll borrow upon Mr. Wonka’s sentiment as we usher out an indelible year, and welcome in a new era, one in which imagination is the … Continue reading JUST KEEP THINKING

Tapping Potential Key to Building Momentum

‘tis the Season of Momentum. It's everywhere you look and listen. Especially on weekends when the airwaves are overrun with coverage of college and professional sports. Coaches and Announcers alike laud the importance of “building momentum”, whether it applies to the game they’re in or preparing for the next. In the world of Professional Everything … Continue reading Tapping Potential Key to Building Momentum

Live Your Craft: A Graceful Revival

I love watching Chopped. Not that I take some sort of macabre delight in watching chefs stressed to the point of breathlessness, panicked and desperate in their attempt to incorporate both orange gelatin cups and matzo crackers into an appetizer worthy of surviving the “Chopping Block”. No, the appeal of the James Beard Award winning … Continue reading Live Your Craft: A Graceful Revival

Feeling Inspired Key To Inspiring Others

Day has become night, Night has become day . . . which becomes night again, then night, or is it day, then . . . its all a blur. This is the reality when both of your sons, one a Graduate Student in Architecture, the other a talented Musician who writes and performs his own … Continue reading Feeling Inspired Key To Inspiring Others

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

Dead Reckoning: A Sailor’s Wisdom Applied to Personal Growth

Cast away, course set and true, To port o’ call ‘cross the Blue, Beware the currents, fast and strong Dead Reckon, lest ye be Dead Wrong Forgive me . . . my inner voice tends to speak with a pirate accent on occasion. For as long as ships have sailed the Seven Seas, sailors have … Continue reading Dead Reckoning: A Sailor’s Wisdom Applied to Personal Growth

Not Just Any Green Light, Waiting For Your Green Light

Dreams come to us from two perspectives, one being the vision you have for a much, much brighter tomorrow. The other is the nightly phenomenon that drifts into your psyche like an ethereal mentor, one whose guidance is plentiful, yet ambiguous, the overall message clouded with cryptic expression. We’ll start with the latter one first, … Continue reading Not Just Any Green Light, Waiting For Your Green Light