Perspective

Perspective

Take a look at the picture above. When I first saw it, I thought it perhaps a piece of art. Maybe a piece of pottery. Or perhaps some satellite image- a coastline with lighted ships offshore? What do you see? Initial impressions. We have (and make them) all the time....
Never Quit!

Never Quit!

The Chinese bamboo remains underground for 60 months- five years of unwitnessed effort, energy, and preparation. And at its perfect moment, this member of the grass family bursts forth into the light. It shoots skyward- up to three feet every 24 hours. Forty-five days...
Control the Context

Control the Context

When still a junior politician, Julius Caesar was captured by Sicilian pirates. According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, the pirates demanded a ransom of 20 talents of silver (about $600,000). Caesar’s context was a bit different. He felt he was worth more. He...
Let Your Swing Find You

Let Your Swing Find You

This past Saturday was gorgeous- a beautiful sunny morning at our hacienda in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Though we’re near the equator, our 10,000-foot elevation renders evenings a bit chilly. We love our fireplace! Ecuadorian friends keep us supplied with...
20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision

For many of us, this is the first “work” day of the new year…of the new decade for that matter. For those of us who choose to make it so, 2020 will be a turning point. A chance to decide what’s important and worth working for. A chance not for ‘resolution’, but for...
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