My two-year old son, Jake, fractured his shin a few weeks ago and had to wear a full leg cast.
As a parent, I imagined endless whining and moping and an annoying summer all around. Surprisingly, that didn’t happen. He didn’t even cry at the doctor’s office.
I’ve never been in a cast before but I would imagine […]
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 […]
If you’re the type to lose patience quickly or if your patience is wearing thin at this moment, here are two tips that can help immediately:
You lose patience when something you expect to happen does not happen.
You expect your colleague to get back to you within 24 hours and you’re mad […]
William Zinsser, American writer and teacher, passed away at the age of 92 this past week.
I had the privilege of meeting Bill a few years ago when I interviewed him for the Modeling Success Series. In addition, to the wonderful insights from that interview, we built a relationship that has been invaluable to […]
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 caught […]
“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 […]
Throughout your life, you’ve learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live.
But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way.
Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some […]
(For those of you who are not familiar with this series or the benefits of modeling success, please read the beginning of this post)
This third interview of the Modeling Success Series reminds me why I love what I do and how […]
49,599 miles later,
This trip around the world was amazing in many ways – the food, the sights, the people …
but all of that was to be expected from a trip like this.
What I didn’t expect was to learn a few life lessons that have changed […]
“It’s just a corporate basketball league game and I need the exercise anyway.”
“What could possibly go wrong?”
(At the game – Whistle blows – Game starts)
Like any other basketball game, you hear the basketball bouncing, sneakers screeching, players yelling when suddenly …
a loud *CRACK*
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