Lesson From Wimbledon

Last year (2017), 3-time trophy-winner Novak Djokovic left Wimbledon during his quarter-final with an injured right elbow.  He needed surgery. A wounded elbow…surgery…rehabilitation…physical therapy. Many figured Djokovic was finished. But not Novak. This past...

Cheap Shower Curtains

In his play “As You Like It”, William Shakespeare wrote: “All the world’s a stage and all men are merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man, in his time, plays many parts.” Of course…this applies to women too. What’s YOUR role? What part...

Freedom & Independence

For those in the US- Wednesday is Independence Day. For me, the Fourth of July has always been the peak of the summer season. American flags on every pole, fried chicken, burgers, macaroni salad…the whole bit.  I’ve always loved it. When you consider this experiment...

Enlightenment

I used to think “enlightenment” was a point of ‘arrival’…a state to be acquired…when you’re finally able to grasp the “Big Picture”. A destination many seek- yet VERY few ever attain. As it turns out- enlightenment (like so many other important things) isn’t a...

Are you playing to win?

Suzette and I were driving back to our hotel after finishing up a workshop in Phoenix, Arizona. The Colts-Patriots AFC Divisional Playoff game was on the radio. The game was a classic battle between rivals…and two of the best quarterbacks ever- Manning & Brady....

Up…or Out?

The most important lesson I learned from Boy Scouts: Always leave your campsite better than you found it. So profound because the lesson applies to far more than respect for nature and carrying out your trash. In fact, it applies to…everything. Do you leave things...

Get Serious

I flew from Brussels to Heathrow last Saturday- the day Meghan and Prince Harry got married. We flew over Windsor in our approach to Heathrow just after 8:30 that morning. Though the ceremony wasn’t til noon, a few thousand cheerful Brits already lined the parade...

Where Life Begins

Devote yourself to something important? Something helpful? When you’re beyond ‘checking the box’- when you bend the curve to make an impact- It isn’t easy. It’s not comfortable. That’s because it matters. There’s a reason they call it the “comfort zone”. And at its...

Achieving Orbit

Showing up is simple. Even taking the first step- often a ‘no brainer’. It’s what comes just after that’s HARD. 80 percent of the energy required to put a rocket into orbit is consumed in its first foot off the launch pad. Pushing the button is easy. Maintaining orbit...

Asking the Right Questions

In his play “As You Like It”, William Shakespeare wrote: “All the world’s a stage and all men are merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man, in his time, plays many parts.” Of course…this applies to women too. What’s YOUR role? What part...