Quit Stalling: How to Stop Procrastinating

Call it procrastination or work-avoidance. We all have some form of it. I offer 5 TIPS as a former, world-class procrastinator on how to quit stalling and start getting things done NOW…

Thinking About Doing Vs. Doing

As a kid, I hated the very thought of taking a bath. I would stonewall and avoid getting into the tub for as long as I could. But I’ve since learned that thinking about doing something is way more exhausting than actually doing it.

Europeans Live Longer. Why?

Europeans smoke more, drink more, and consume more saturated fats. So it’s only fair that they live longer than Americans. WHAT?! What’s the real reason? I think they do these four things better than us…

Idiots Abroad: Lessons on Culture

You don’t have to visit another country to experience another culture. Look around your neighborhood, your office, or even your kitchen table. You are surrounded by people from different cultures. Here are 4 tips to keep you from looking like an idiot…

A Story of Loss and Hope

This is by far the longest, most difficult and personal blog I have ever written. If you don’t have time to read it now, I hope you will mark it and return when you have a few minutes. And I hope that you will share it with anyone you think needs to read it.

Taking Your Dream Vacation

3 TIPS to taking a dream vacation. And in case this doesn’t jump out at you, the same tips apply to building happiness the other 50 weeks of the year.

Little Things…Big Differences

Ever get so caught up in the big things that you lose sight of the little things that deepen your relationships and make you a better, happier person?

The Biggest Obstacles

We don’t have a time problem, we have a focus problem. So today, do two things: …

Shortcuts: My Long Road to Nowhere

Nothing wastes more time than taking a shortcut to nowhere. Before taking that next exit ramp to a better, quicker or cheaper route, think again. Even better, think BEFORE.

The Leader as a Lion…or a Fawn

The lion makes a lot of noise and attracts a lot of attention. But when it comes to responding to criticism and attacks, sometimes it’s the fawn who lives to lead another day.

How Leaders Attract Followers

Leaders take pleasure in knowing that they had a small hand in creating a person’s transformation from follower into fellow-leader.

RU 4/20 Friendly (Revisited)

The guy in the tie dye shirt, sandals, and skull cap. Is he a hippie, biker, gang-banger, or stoner? None of the above. He’s just a middle-aged dad who beats his own drum.