What’s your reason?

I often hear people refer to the high performer in an organization as being motivated. I also hear the opposite in which the person who’s most laid-back as unmotivated. Does labelling people in this way mean the highly motivated person is good, and the unmotivated...

What are you holding on to?

Early last year my wife, Rosie, left her busy career in engineering behind. There are many reasons for this change. One of which is that my business was going great. I needed to hire an assistant to get some of the load of running the business off me. Given Rosie was...

The unintended impact of your mindset

Last week my F-150 had to be towed from the side of the highway and I was happy. A lingering problem which was difficult to diagnose finally showed itself. The location was as convenient as possible given how close to home it happened (rather than way up north on...

The stress of your choices

I was at a conference last week where one of the topics presented was on stress. The presenter was referring to an experiment from the 60’s in which rats were used to better understand what causes stress. The experiment drew connections between the rat’s ability...

1,000 excuses and not one good reason

Over the past few years I had an exercise routine. For example, I was out running 4-5 days per week. I felt great, I had lost a significant amount of weight, and my blood pressure was heading in a good direction. Then around a year ago the routine fizzled. For the...