Speak Without Fear

The reason most people give up is because

Today I want to encourage you to keep on keeping on. I saw a quote recently that said, “The reason most people give up is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they have come.” And isn’t that true? Most people do give up because… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Be a lamp – or a lifeboat – or a ladder

I’m sure for most of us it would be easy to choose someone who is a lamp in our life – someone who believed we’d come into our own one-day and be the person we were born to be. That one person, who against all odds of human reasoning liked us, loved us and believed… Read more »