If you don’t know why you are doing what you’re doing then why do it? Read More
Tyranny of Certainty
Intolerance of ambiguity is a reflection of an authoritarian mindset. Being certain is comfortable. It’s the easy path through the dark woods of life. It’s a defense mechanism against the truth of the unknown. Assuming we know why things are the way the way they are creates a barrier to the truth that is continually… Read More
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
Long and Short of the Biz of You
I love info graphics and figured I’d give it a try with the biz of you ideas. Take Away from the graphic is simply: Only you can manage the changes in your life while director your activities towards the life you want and create with your purpose.
What’s Your Treasure?
Will Durant’s poses some basic questions in his book, On the Meaning of Life: What is the meaning or worth of human life? What meaning does life have for you? What keeps you going? What help — if any — does religion give you? What are the sources of your inspiration and your energy? What… 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
What’s Worthy of Your Strife?
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” -Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning What’s the goal… Read More
Warm Work Relationships
What about work relationships? A friend from South Africa emailed me and asked me follow up on the recent post about “the warmth of our close relationships have more to do with our success than money or fame” After high school or college and prior to retirement we spend the majority of our lives interacting… Read More
A Few Quotes for Christmas
I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do on this fine Christmas day whether you believe in Santa or not and whether you celebrate Christmas or not. The quotes are not specifically about Christmas but definitely relate to the biz of you. The life that I aspire to live No man proposeth… Read More
Seeking Emergent Properties
There have been some people who have questioned why I chose to have a picture of water waves in my header. It’s quite simple. The standing wave in a river is an excellent example of emergent properties. Emergent properties are extrinsic in nature. They unfold or reveal themselves like a wave in a river. The… Read More