How Changing One Word Increased my Gratitude 10 Fold!

Maybe a 100 fold! How do you actually measure it, when you feel a shift of energy and thought by changing one simple word to another. I’m talking about HAVE and GET. Words are so powerful! They can build someone up or they can be used to destroy! It’s a huge responsibility to use the… Read More

Are you brand loyal or is price everything or is there a happy in-between?

At this time of year businesses are scrabbling to get as much of the market share as possible. For many it is the make or break time of the year. In the face of global economies and competition spreading just as far, local businesses are having a tougher time staying relevant and competitive. This thought… Read More

Are you really ready for this? I’m not sure I am

This thought-provoking interview by the Managing Director of Daimler Benz was passed on to me by a friend and isn’t news to anyone who follows the stream of articles by credible futurists, but it’s a reminder of the rapidity with which the ‘New Normal‘ races toward us. The Managing Director of Daimler Benz (Mercedes Benz)… Read More

A Tribute to my Mom, I did not want to do…The Dash that needs to be filled.

This past weekend was bitter sweet. It was Mother’s Day and with the recent passing of my Mother in February of this year, it would be the first time she would not be with us during this significant time. It was also the time we as a family choose to be together and celebrate her… Read More

It’s four in the morning…#cancersucks

I am up early. I have a headache, slightly lightheaded and hungry and it’s four in the morning. Did you know there is a website devoted to “four in the morning“? Today is the day I get the radical prostatectomy done. After the consultation, research and many conversations of others that are ‘thrivers’, it was… Read More

#cancersucks  My Story – and it begins

It’s late in the afternoon. The sun is shining and it’s unseasonably warm in our little town. I am early so I decide to kill some time by walking my new trusted companion around the block. Partly I didn’t want Willow to be in the warm truck too long and I didn’t want to sit… Read More

Your Simple Personal Effectiveness Checklist to start every year with.

The new year always brings that opportunity to say, “OK, it’s a new year. That last year was OK, but I could do better. As a matter of fact, I am going to take responsibility for the results I achieve and choose to be more effective. Everything I do, will lead me closer to my… Read More