Pimps and Nannies

Look around and there’s all kinds of positive self-help, coaching and marketing mumbo jumbo.  We crave it like cocaine, crack or any other highly addictive drug.  The positive pushing pimps of the world wield it to sucker us into all kinds of things like buying Coke, cars or cream to make our pimples vanish. It’s… Read More

Take the Long-View

A moment’s observations easily reveals how we as individuals typically do not take the long-view in life or endeavors at work.  Our decisions are based on short-term constraints, benefits, pleasures or gratifications more than strategic perspectives, long-range goals, or positively effecting our environment.  Everyone is somewhere along that spectrum, but we tend to decide things… Read More

Use It or Lose It

Without clear direction established by the purpose we give ourselves, time becomes the fire in which we burn. With no drive towards something, our time and energy is used by others for their own purposes. Marketing agencies use advertisement to drive us towards their purposes. Our friends and family can use us to get things… Read More

Keep the Head Up

Having a little more time over the holidays affords a time for reflection.  A year ago, I posted Managing Our Time and Distractions and linked to the YouTube video, Look Up.  I still think it’s a good video.  Others do as well as it gained another 11,000,000 views in the last year.  Some of the… Read More

Taking Our Lives

This week I’ve witnessed an interesting constellation of events.  I recently reposted a page and linked to pages from the Tarts and Travels blog as examples of managing the biz of you.  My wife and I are working with her twin sister and husband on retirement plans and the possible purchase of property.  I had… Read More