Pers Development

You Can Do It!

08 Jul 2014

I did it! My fancy automatic espresso machine was jacked; it seemed to have a problem, and I couldn’t figure out if it was mechanical or electrical. Turns out, it...

Less Than You Are

26 Jun 2014

It’s common for many to grow up with phrases repeated over and over to them: “Who do you think you are?” “I don’t want you to get a big head”...

There is no map

12 Jun 2014

Does the thought of finding your own way in life excite you or freak you out? Some people are very comfortable with rules. They would prefer someone to just tell...

Be Kind

30 May 2014

“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.” So said writer George Saunders in a commencement speech at Syracuse University in May 2013. Saunders told the story of...

What Do You See?

21 May 2014

Before I bought my car, I really never noticed Kia Souls on the road. In fact, cars were just cars. However, once I started car shopping, I seemed to noticed...

Think Like A Child

14 May 2014

A growing body of research shows that children are naturally inquisitive and creative. However, schools have a way of educating kids right out of their curiosity and imagination. 1 A whopping...

Life Tweaks

10 May 2014

How do you finish this sentence? If at first you don’t succeed take a step back, maybe a nap and have some ice cream. redefine success reload and try again...

Emotional Intelligence

09 May 2014

What makes for a successful life? That is a central question behind this blog, as well as many research studies, books, leadership seminars and general conversation. For years educators and...

Fingerprints

28 Apr 2014

Oprah Winfrey said, “The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” I completely agree. However, it’s not always easy. We think life is...

The World Needs You

18 Feb 2014

“You have something to give the world that no one else does.” That’s what I tell groups when I teach or give inspirational talks. “Our job is to figure out...

Choices

09 Jan 2014

Not all choices are equal. There are choices and there are CHOICES! This article concerns the choices behind the choices, or what the business world calls strategic decisions and operational...

Change

08 Jan 2014

It’s a word that excites some of us, and scares some of us. Whether you like it or not, change happens; it’s an inevitable part of life. As we begin...

Self-Esteem

13 Dec 2013

by Daniel Jernejcic Daniel was a student in one of interpersonal communication classes. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition that makes it challenging for him to concentrate, remember, socialize and...

Vulnerability

01 Nov 2013

In addition to sharing thoughts with you, I like to share resources that I find to be helpful. Here is a video on The Power of Vulnerability by Sociologist Brené Brown....

Fear of Freedom

27 Aug 2013

Many things speak to us. Nature. Music. A glance. Words. Art. While searching the web for art reproductions, I came across this piece, titled, Fear of Freedom, by photographer and...

Round Tuit

06 May 2013

I had a friend named Bob who had a habit of making pithy statements about life. By pithy I mean he could articulate profound statements about aspects of life that...

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