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 =

Perfection

How many of you think you are perfectionists, or have been diagnosed as such? That's what I thought... Let's define it... a perfectionist, according to dictionary.com is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. I don't think that I am a perfectionist. I do have perfectionist tendencies in certain areas of … Continue reading Perfection

Year in Review: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Towards the end of 2017, I had the urge to write. I was not sure what to write, or where this effort would lead me, but I decided to manifest this urge in the form of a blog. First Blog Post: https://myski143.com/2018/03/07/in-the-beginning/ I made a personal commitment not to force anything and just write whenever … Continue reading Year in Review: Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

That’s Not What Friends Do

I heard this song on the way to work today... https://youtu.be/by2Tnwi180E Andy Mineo - Friends Let's take a quick look at the word "Friend." It is Old English freond, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vriend and German Freund, from an Indo-European root meaning 'to love.' Merriam-Webster defines Friend as: 1a: one attached to another … Continue reading That’s Not What Friends Do

Goals

With a new year just around the corner and just coming off a week of thanksgiving, it is a great time to start reflecting on this past year and contemplating what you want to accomplish in the coming year.  Getting Started Reflecting on the past year is always a good place to start. I encourage … Continue reading Goals

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