If opportunity doesn’t knock – build a door…

I grew up with the idea of when opportunity knocks you open the door and let it in. But what do you do when opportunity doesn’t knock and you need an opportunity? I agree with the funnyman of yesterday, Milton Berle – If opportunity doesn’t knock – friend, you build a door. Yes, sometimes you… Read more »

The Power of a Nudge

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to get moving on projects, book writing, speech writing, and radio show writing. You name it and I’m usually dragging myself to get it done. What’s odd is it’s not that I don’t want to do it but I find so many other “worthy” things to… Read more »

What’s your balance?

I don’t mean your physical balance, although that is important, what I am asking about today is your “credit” in the accounts of worthy organizations. Things such as your volunteer activities, your kids’ school, your place of worship. What I find (more so at the holidays) is that many of you make great deposits and… Read more »

All together now…

Funny how things come to mind – when you’re mindlessly watching birds take a bath, like how a few different types can be at the bath together – wait their turn and not seem to mind the other birds waiting and sometimes a few birds want the bath all to themselves. Most birds don’t like… Read more »

Sometimes you’ve got to ask…

I’m not one to ask for help. I don’t know why; it’s not that I want to do it on my own. To me it just seems that everyone is busy with their own world and I hate to ask in case it might be a bother. When I do ask, the requests I make… Read more »

Add a word – get a third

I have a client who is going to be a country music star. I’m working with her on interview skills so when her time comes she’ll be ready for the bright lights, big hair and big city. One day while we were working together and I looked at her CD cover. I asked her who… Read more »

You are what you settle for…

I hate it when I come across a quote that hits me full on…really? I am what I settle for? My mind immediately goes to a thousand other reasons (or excuses) like what about my circumstances, what about my age, what about my job, what about my family – really there’s got to be a… Read more »

Be a lamp – or a lifeboat – or a ladder

Be a lamp – a lifeboat – or a ladder I came across this saying a while back and it made me stop and think about who in our lives have been there as a lamp, a lifeboat or a ladder. I’m sure for most of us it would be easy to choose someone who… Read more »