Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Years ago I took on a role with a new company where I was asked by the CEO "to help effect change"

When addressing the organization I used the familiar phrase "Let's say this all together and when we're done never say  it again ' I hate change -we've never done it that way before'"

To my dismay right before  I spoke the CEO read his resignation letter. Without his full support I knew I could not start to bring change.  I watched that organization die.

Those who know me know I've had a colorful back ground. Worked all over the world and for some wildly unusual folks.  I embrace "Not doing it that way"

Let's step out of our comfort space and do something new; something that may scare us

Sunday, August 24, 2014


The components of love, forgiveness and commitment are as necessary to trust in a relationship as is honesty

Whom do you trust?  I start by being honest with me first then others will see how honesty and trust are related.
Trust is some thing we always build. Each person we meet, each challenge we face, each story we tell. 

“Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in that mother fucker's reflection.” 
― Lady Gaga

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Choose Happy

In the musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" there's a song  Happiness Is
Here's some of the lyrics

Happiness is playing the drum in your own school band.
And happiness is walking hand in hand.
Happiness is two kinds of ice cream
Knowing a secret
Climbing a tree
Happiness is five different crayons.
Catching a firefly
Setting it free. 

To me happiness is being ok with who I am, how I look, how I feel and how I act/ react/interact with others.
It's having you as a friend read these simple messages and maybe, just maybe touching something that sparks joy.

                    -Thanks Dean for todays inspiration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guilt or Shame

Guilt says I did something wrong
Shame says there is something wrong with me

Where do we fit in this?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What Works

Doing what works for you is a statement offering confusion. What works for me may not work for you.
There's that old saying "what's good for the spider is not so for the fly"

When faced with decisions other peoples ideas or suggestions may help while ours is the one that counts.

For me one big question ahead is "Can I handle full time employment while studying full time for my masters degree?"

We all face choices like that, some major some routine.  You are the the person who will live with that and that dear friend is What Works For You

Monday, August 11, 2014


You don't beg average people to be phenomenal. You just are phenomenal and you will attract phenomenal

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Be Present

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment

                 -Deepak Chopra