The Biz of Life

It’s so easy to get lost in the chaos, trials and tribulations of work.  We get absorbed and overwhelmed. Stress consumes us and we allow our lives to be eaten away by working extra to “stay ahead.”  The fact is there is no staying ahead of it.  In our modern world of push, push, push,… Read More

What if…

What if we managed our lives as successful businesses do? How are businesses similar to our individual lives? Businesses have a purpose and provide products and/or services to customers in exchange for goods, services or money.  They manage resources to achieve the objectives they set to bring about the vision they have. Successful businesses plan… Read More

Issues Arise out of not Managing Our Business.

Looking at my recent posts, I find I’ve had the opportunity to work and befriend some excellent people.  However, things are not as rosy as I write it.  I also work and know people who are on the other end of the spectrum.  There are those who don’t manage their business and complain about what’s… Read More

Creating is Primary for the Business of You

I picked up an interesting book at the library this weekend, The Necessary Revolution, How individuals and Organizations are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter Senge.  It has a couple of paragraphs that precisely align with what the business of you is all about on page 50. Problem solving is about making what… Read More

Quality of Life Emerges Out of Our Decisions

Recently, an auditor evaluated the company I work for to approve us to perform work to their workmanship processes. During the close out session, the auditor made a comment the struck a chord.  “I let go of the quality in my life 15 years ago.”  He went on to talk about working overtime and dedicating… Read More

Embracing Confrontation

My wife and I were discussing having leadership roles at work.  Confrontation is unavoidable.  Trust issues come up.  People want to be seen as powerful or experienced and thus show themselves like a bird of paradise or peacock.  When issues and confrontations do arise, the leader has a choice to make.  As in the wild,… Read More

Impact of Our Decisions

The primary driving energy of our mental weather pattern is our conscious decisions.  Decisions differ from choices which well up from within without conscious deliberation (which will be covered later).  Conscious decisions are where we “cut down” alternatives to come to an understanding of which path to take.  Decisions are reached through conclusion and rational… Read More