The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]

It’s Nokay – Another Set Of Answers

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” — John C. Maxwell It wasn’t like flipping a switch, but pretty damn close. The game changers for me were two answers: “I can’t” and “No”. I was working at a company managing, among other things, their inventory. This was a pretty small […]

“We Can’t Get It Wrong” – A Statement Worse Than Actually Getting It Wrong

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams One of the worst things I’ve heard people, especially leaders, repeat again and again is the phrase: “We can’t get it wrong.” In many ways it’s a statement worse than actually getting it wrong. At least if you get it […]