The Weight of Work

This post may be better titled the weight of responsibility. However, this particular experience is associated with the return to work after two weeks of vacation with family and thus inexorably tied to the emotional weight of work itself. I just don’t think of my responsibilities at home with the kids, wife and house as… Read More

What’s the Meaning of Your Biz?

Why should we manage our own biz?  What meaning does it have? As I look at rewriting the Biz of You book, I’ve been asking myself these question over and over.  I’ve been seeking outside feedback by talking to all kinds of folks and reading various books on meaning.  I came across one by Will… Read More

Make Life Happen

People wander through life aimlessly without a sense of purpose.  We risk being manipulated and taken advantage of without knowing our own truth and our value in our own eyes and the minds of others.  We risk our creative spark and heart fire being extinguished without strengthening our connections with every interaction and having an… Read More

Living up to your Standards

There are people who just don’t live up to their own standards.  They take on the standards of others or of the culture they immerse themselves in.  Perhaps it is because they are empty and void of value.  Maybe they seek to become that which they follow or haven’t learned how to stand up for… Read More

Managing Our Aging

Physical change is present throughout our lives and it’s up to us to manage it.  Our bodies grow and mature into our twenties and thirties.  In our thirties and forties our bodies begin to show signs of wear and tear depending what we did in prior years.  In our fifties and sixties we can get… Read More

Make a Damn Decision

If you can’t decide for yourself, someone else will. Indecision is surrendering one’s inalienable freedom to choose. Indecision facilitates purposelessness and if practiced long enough may lead to a feeling of dread for the meaningless of our actions. I’ve been working with my kids on making decisions and following them through. A couple of years… Read More

How Much Kool-aid Are You Drinking?

There’s one thing we all believe in.  We all believe in the story we tell ourselves.  This story is a composite of our past experiences, what we’ve accepted as truth, stories from others, our continuously unfolding experience, and the reality of our environment we interact with. The problem is this story does not represent the… Read More