Simple Stupid Behavior

"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior." - Dee Hock I saw this quote pop up on the screen at the Global Leadership Summit during Todd Henry's talk about "Herding Tigers." It took a minute for me to realize that herding … Continue reading Simple Stupid Behavior

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I Have The Right!

"I have the right to do anything," you say - but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" - but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 How often do we hear the words, "I have the right!" or … Continue reading I Have The Right!

This is How I Fight My Battles

I'm a little rusty on the blog writing, but I had a moment of inspiration that I hope is captured well... I sent these messages to my family on snapchat: A question was posed to a group I am in earlier in the day, "How do you judge whether you are living an isolated life … Continue reading This is How I Fight My Battles

What’s Next?

These two words have come up in conversation this week multiple times. Either in me asking someone what is next for them, or someone asking me what's next for me. The latter of those two scenarios has me stumped... It has been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. Part of that … Continue reading What’s Next?

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45... A triangular number... Not to get political, but Trump is our 45th president. I also turned 45 on my birthday a couple weeks ago... It is sobering to think that I could be more than half way done with this life! I think I missed my mid-life crisis years and didn't even get to … Continue reading 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 =

Human Judgment

Adam Grant is someone I heard speak at the Global Leadership Summit a few years ago. He is an organizational psychologist, Wharton professor, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg. This morning, this post popped up on his Instagram feed: It got me thinking... Am I … Continue reading Human Judgment

Meaning vs Purpose

MEANING is defined as: What is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import the end, purpose, or significance of something Intentioned full of significance; expressive PURPOSE is defined as: The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. an intended or desired result; end; aim; goal determination; resoluteness … Continue reading Meaning vs Purpose

Ain’t No Half Steppin

Anyone have the tendency to glorify your past? I do... It tends to come up when I am trying to compare, outdo, one up or prove to someone that  did not know me back then that I am more than what I may present in my mid-40's... The reality is this... glorifying my past only … Continue reading Ain’t No Half Steppin

Paradox of Happiness

Let me first say that I realize there are a ton of articles, opinions and psychological explanations out there about this topic. Feel free to peruse those at your leisure. What I am going to share in this post is simply how it was explained to me many years ago and how it has impacted … Continue reading Paradox of Happiness

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