Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life?
I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I […]
When you reflect on the year past, it’s easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn’t happen.
This past year, I no longer:
Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies […]
Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays.
Not only does it bring my family together for great food and company, it also serves as trip wire to reflect on the year and all the things to be grateful for.
These days, in this era of busyness, it’s so easy to go from one task to the […]
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of advice from friends and family, trained professionals and books on how to get along with others and build strong relationships. Most of it is insightful and effective but when I’m […]
“I’m just trying to help.”
How often have you said or thought these words?
If you’re a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It’s a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise.
So why does this happen? Why are you […]
“I just want my kids to be happy”
In the United States Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of man are:
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
Look deeply at what you […]
You don’t do it intentionally but it happens.
It actually happens all the time, you just don’t know it.
The only time you realize there is a miscommunication is when something bad happens and even then you may not think it was because of bad communication.
The good things […]
The most valuable asset you can have is trust. It allows for flow and openness. When there is no trust, it becomes harder to get anything done. Think of one of your relationships where there is a lot of trust. Now think of another one with very little trust.
Which one do you prefer?
No man is an island (quote courtesy of John Donne) …
… and the most valuable currency among men (and women) is trust.
Trust is why we get up in the morning and do what we do.
Trust is why people get married.
Trust is why you are reading this article right now.
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