Your Expectations Depend on Where You Look

Focus and expectations

Expectations… My kid’s call me “a warner.” Though I didn’t know this until relatively recently. The truth is, I have a tendency to look for all possible pitfalls, potholes, or troubles that might present problems. It doesn’t matter if it’s a goal I’m pursuing or something my kid’s are considering…I identify the problems. I am … Read more

5 Roadblocks to Your Teachability

Detour around your roadblocks to teachability

Your success or lack of success stems from your teachability. So how teachable are you? You understand that in order to improve yourself you must continue to learn. If you don’t, especially today, you will quickly fall behind those who are willing to learn and keep up or develop new skills. Teachability according to Merriam-Webster … Read more

Free Time — Should It Be Free?

put free time on your calendar

Growth is a process and can be subject to how effectively you use your free time.  A common theme with people finding excuses for not doing something to better themselves is the “Ya but…” default response.  You know “I’d like to learn another language, but work is busy right now, by time I get home … Read more

Get Perspective from this eBook

Let’s face it, it’s quite easy for our situations in life to have us “stuck in the weeds” so deep that we can’t see our own way out.   We can’t seem to plan or prepare ourselves adequately because we don’t know what is ahead or feel overwhelmed.  Times like these require a view from a … Read more

Be OK with the Unfamiliar

Ever feel like you go through your day or days on autopilot?  Sometimes you don’t remember the commute home from work.  Ever felt like you are in a rut?  Have people presented you with other things to do or even places to go but you don’t go because those things are unfamiliar to you? As  … Read more

Look Beyond The Immediate Task

I went to the pantry this morning to find some bread.  I wanted to have toast with my breakfast.  I got the bread and noticed that someone had not used a twist tie to reseal the bag which contained the bread.  Instead they tied the bag itself in a knot.  Now, I’m no fan of … Read more

What Holds You Back?

A group of us were having a discussion recently about what holds us back.  Specifically, if one knows what they should do, why don’t they do it?   Our discussion led us to conclude that fear was the reason. We decided that in order to move on we didn’t need to pretend fear didn’t exist. … Read more

Form an Action Habit

“Now, is the magic word of success.  Tomorrow, next week, later, sometime, someday often as not are synonyms for the failure word, never.” David J. Schwartz, Ph.D.  The Magic Of Thinking Big There is a lot of truth in this.  When I was trying to get some of the youth in my church to attend an upcoming … Read more

Get Educated

“Persons, especially salaried people who schedule their spare time, to provide for home study, seldom remain at the bottom very long.  Their action opens the way for the upward climb, removes many obstacles from their path, and gains the friendly interest of those who have the power to put them in the way of opportunity.” … Read more