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
What would you view as more fulfilling, spending quality time with your family and friends throughout your life, or working extra hard for the promotions and the higher salaries as a leading professional at some company, retiring as one of the leading and respected employees in a business? Interviews with people on their deathbeds document…… Continue reading A Loving Motivation
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
Unfortunately, the concept of patriotism has become a political hot button topic. One that will immediately polarize far too many people, who will cling to their beliefs, no matter what. Watching the recent debates of the national anthem made me give it some thought. What is patriotism? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “love for…… Continue reading The Depth of Patriotism
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
In my past job, I saw many instances where a single individual had a problem with their computer or printer. The priorities of the organization were focused more on mass issues, or problems that impacted whole areas or the ability of our students to work in a specific computer lab. As a manager of the…… Continue reading Smile, and Lend a Hand