Pinochle is the Biz

Life is like a game of pinochle; you bid on what you’re dealt plus gut feel, trade your weak cards for new ones, meld with your partner, and see what tricks you pull together. A good team plays off one another finding fun no matter what cards come their way. Connecting with one another enables… Read More

No Matter What You Do, Do It Well

My dad used to tell me, “If you do something, do it right.”  If we spend our time and energy on something, we might as well get the most return out of it as possible.  To get the greatest return requires directing our attention on the task at hand and making doing as well as… 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

Sea of Troubles

We face a myriad of difficulties changing day-to-day, month to month and year to year.  At times it is overwhelming.  It’s easy to get lost in our woes and worries when constraints out number the freedoms in our lives.  In these times it is extremely important to use the social resources available in our lives and… 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