A Time to Listen

As a professional speaker, I know how to project my voice. You’ll hear me from across the room. And when I write, I’ve been known to get edgy or even drop the F-bomb to keep your attention from waning. Suffice it to say that during my 50+ years of communicating as an Italian-Irish man, I’ve…

What Color Are Your Glasses?

When someone asks, “How’s it going today?” you can say “It’s Heaven!” or “It’s Hell!” And you know what? You’ll be right.

Simple Pleasures…

My blog today is on the topic of SIMPLE PLEASURES. Why? Because every day, many times each day, we have to choose if we are going to look for problems or if we are going to look for positives.   When we get consumed looking for problems, we find plenty. But when we take time…

When Opportunity Knocks…

…do you even recognize it as an opportunity? Or are you just annoyed by the distraction? A couple of years ago, I experienced job loss. And that got me distracted. Okay, let me be honest. I was beyond distracted. I was…what? Pissed off? Hurt? Lost? Scared? Yeah. All of those things. I didn’t view that…

The Perspective on SWOOSH!

In 1971, a graphic design student at Portland State University named Carolyn Davidson met then-accounting teacher/entrepreneur Phil Knight who asked Davidson to do some freelance design work for his company, Blue Ribbon Sports. That same year, Knight introduced a new soccer cleat called the Nike. Knight challenged Davidson to design a logo for the shoe,…

Please Pass the Whine

The other day when I was shoveling out from the first snow storm of the season, I was doing some complaining. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. My KIDS were shoveling; I supervised. And I don’t think I complained, but I heard them doing a lot of it. It dawned on me how much some people…