It is safe to say that the word of this decade is ‘disruption’. While the phrase ‘decade of disruption’ has been overly used to dramatically describe past decades, the 2020’s came along with contempt scoffing, “oh yeah?…hold my beer”. The decade started with the Covid pandemic and continues to ripple with wave after wave of turmoil in our social environment that is reshaping … [Read more...] about 2020’s: A Decade of Disruption?
At the beginning of every flight, airline attendants explain to passengers that if the cabin loses pressure ‘put your mask on first’ before helping others. Wisdom I believe applicable beyond that flight. Whether it is your kids, your spouse, your aging parents or those in need, we often prioritize the needs of others above our own. The pressures of life … [Read more...] about Me First
The next disruption: Cost Control A perfect storm of macroeconomic impacts from the pandemic could challenge the ambition and agility of businesses in the ‘next normal’. Rising inflation, interest, and taxes combined with shortages in supply chains and labor markets is creating a potential tsunami of cost control issues not seen since the late 1970’s. Deferred or … [Read more...] about A Perfect Storm?
Our attitudes on death dictate the lives we live. This seems like a strange paradox, but our acceptance of inevitable death provides the perspective that drives the actions we choose to experience life. There are those who live their lives cautiously, without risk, who prioritize longevity over loving the life lived. There are also those whose zest … [Read more...] about Get busy living or get busy dying
We are the authors of our reality Your life is a story and you are the author. The reality of your life is how you choose to write it. We can either get caught up in the details of the story’s setting, the where, when, what that takes place, or we can focus on the who that is you. The story’s setting is simply the context in which it takes place, it is not the story … [Read more...] about The Power of Perception
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie Top 5 things to be Thankful for in 2021 #5 - Thankful for the transparency of thoughts More than anytime in history, the challenges of the pandemic exposed the hearts and minds of the people around us. Their thoughts, motives, and beliefs, were put on full … [Read more...] about Unusual Gratitude for Thanksgiving 2021
How can we live a full life without defining what full means to us? full - definition : 1. containing or holding as much or as many as possible; having no empty space. 2. not lacking or omitting anything; complete. What does it mean to live a full life? For thousands of years mankind has contemplated the definition of a full and … [Read more...] about A Full Life
The chaos in our country is a failure to communicate. Problems become politics when there is power to gain. The pandemic is exposing the hearts and minds of the people around us, their thoughts, motives, and beliefs are on full display with technology amplified transparency. We are losing the art of listening, and it is painting an ugly picture of our future together. … [Read more...] about Lost Art of Listening
A long road trip can reset the mind and refresh the soul. Your thoughts wander as you peer through the windshield at the road ahead, and the forward motion of the drive allows you to forget the past and ponder the future. After six hours of interstate it was time for some different scenery and the mountains in the distance seemed worth a soulful search. … [Read more...] about High Plains Drifting
All around us there are things that are useful and useless. In our normal course of being we seek out uses for the useful things to enrich our life and discard the useless things that cannot help us achieve the limited goals we set. But the truest power and wisdom comes from the examination of those things the world sees as useless. To find use for the … [Read more...] about The Useful and the Useless