One of the lasting lessons I received from my parents is the importance of being true to yourself, to look at yourself in the mirror and be satisfied with the reflection. The importance of being a good person, to be helpful, is the basis of my actions and thoughts. Perfection is always elusive, but the…… Continue reading What Do You See in the Mirror?
Reputations can be fickle. Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions. An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time, can undermine. Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even. Investing in…… Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock
The idea of continuous improvement should always be at the forefront of your thoughts, plans, and actions regarding a career. Job types or industries do not matter. Someone can be an assembly line worker, or an executive. What everyone shares in common is the need to continuously improve. Failure to do so will only cause…… Continue reading Continuously Learn and Grow
Why is it that some people can position themselves to be in key positions? The ability to always be in the right place at the right time seems easy to these people. It seems as if they can leap from one wildly successful venture to another with seemingly little effort. Maybe there lucky breaks involved,…… Continue reading Preparation
Think and do. So states the slogan of my Alma mater, North Carolina State University. I do love my university, and look at all the achievements and accomplishments with great pride. Recently, reading a self-help article made me think about the “Think and Do” slogan. The article listed what characteristics will make an individual a…… Continue reading Think and Do
With most things, tearing down and destroying is much easier than building and creating. An engineer or architect may spend months designing and drawing up plane, workers may spend more time building and constructing. Building something worthwhile takes time and effort. Any fool can come in with a wrecking ball and tear it down in…… Continue reading The Wisdom of Building, The Foolishness of Destroying
Sometimes it seems as if we live in a “dog-eat-dog” kind of world. Cutthroat business practices are often glamorized and encouraged. People can be set to fail, or to be left behind by those who possess more knowledge and experience. In this mindset, knowledge is leverage to use to keep others from competing, or to…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 13, Those Who Teach Others