Archive for November, 2012

The Law Of Pain – Good Management Of Bad Experiences

The Law of Pain says that “Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth.”  We all go through painful experiences.  The difference comes from how we deal with that experience and what we learn from it. I will be the first to admit that I have not always handled painful experiences well.  My tendency […]


Building What Matters – Self Confidence Within The Individual

We just finished the Thanksgiving weekend and most of us no doubt, had much to be thankful for and enjoyed the time with our family and friends.  I said most.  Not long ago, I was speaking with a teenager who didn’t seem to be very thankful for much of anything. If you are one that believes […]


Thanksgiving – An Attitude Of Gratitude

This is Thanksgiving Weekend here in the states and for many of us, an opportunity to spend time with friends and family.  For me, this year included eating, building puzzles, eating, watching football, eating and lots of driving. Although I am grateful for the chance to spend time with family and friends, part of me […]


The Law Of Design – To Maximize Growth, Develop Strategies

The Law of Design says that if you want to maximize growth, you need to develop strategies.  Why is it that every time I need to do something that needs to be done, there is always something that has to be done before I do it? The short answer is that old saying “if something […]


Leadership Advice … Truth Is Forgettable If Not Put On Display.

I was at my church life group last week and we were discussing faith and deeds and how what we think does not always translate to how we act.  Jeff, one of my best friends over the last twenty-five years made the following statement, “Truth is forgettable if not put on display.” Now if you […]


Burning Season – Time To Think About Change

Here in the Pacific Northwest it is fall and winter is just around the corner.  Every fall, I look forward to my burn pile.  Sounds pretty exciting doesn’t it?  But here’s the deal … it’s one of the few times during the year that I work around the yard in which it does not involve […]