True freedom is not freedom from work, but freedom in our work. ___ I write about things that interest me. Work is one of them because I, like most of the world, work a job that helps me make a living. I’ve met lots of entrepreneurs and remote workers — myself included — who are … More Choose Yourself: Freedom is Found in Hard Work
We are in need of a healthy dose of what I call Blame Retardant. ___ I find blame fascinating. One of the earliest human stories we know of involves a classic blame triangle. The story is familiar and goes something like this: Garden of Eden, don’t eat from the tree, they liked the apple, they … More Donald Trump and the Politics of Blame
When your superpower becomes your kryptonite ___ So you are a Quiet Leader. You are an introvert who leads and whose thoughtfulness is a strength. Have you ever wondered whether you are being too quiet? You know you are being too quiet when: You can scare a cat by sneaking up on it. You need … More Quiet Leader: How Do You Know if You are Being Too Quiet?
Idiots are more powerful than thinking people? ___ Idiot: “An Utterly foolish or senseless person.” (Dictionary.com) How is it that the Idiots got into power? How is it that idiots have claimed the power to influence our minds and our emotional lives? When did it happen? I’m not talking political idiots, although there are definitely … More Free WIFI, so Please Don’t Feed the Idiots
I was hacked in the fall of 2014. My first clue was my Task Manager was on overdrive. Stressed and sleepless, eventually panic overtook my healthy habits and replaced them with old comfort-junkie habits. ____ Last week The Good Men Project’s Facebook Page was hacked. The hack lasted only a matter of hours before the Editorial team recovered the content and the … More I was Hacked and I Lived to Tell About it!
Your boss may have more impact on your health than your doctor. We spend more time at work than we do in most of our relationships: Maybe we should date our Bosses before working for them? ___ Okay, reverse that one. Think about it this way: Why is it that we can take years to … More Your Boss or Your Life?
Change is fun sometimes and at other times it is a pain. My wife tells me that the only time I like change is when I initiate it. That’s not true. I like it when we change the channel and when we change the menu for dinner. I am mature enough that I don’t have … More What the Wizard of Oz can Teach us about Change
Theme parks are fun, but you can’t live in a theme park. If you find a way to bring your themes home, that will change your life. “Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to follow your dreams. Following my dreams led to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams.“ From “Why … More The 9 Themes that will Change Your Life
Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to follow your dreams. Following my dreams led to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams. ___ Big Dreams are for Disney Dreams are important, but if you have more than one dream they compete with each other. I call this dream-jousting. My … More Why “Follow your Dreams” is Terrible Advice
My son and I were out for a walk last night and he asked me a question that grabbed me. The question seemed simple, but it tugged at something deep in my soul. “Dad, why do most countries end in An: American, Canadian, European, Indian, African.” I had never thought about that before. ___ The question stopped … More An Earth Shattering Question