What do I do if I’ve lost my passion? Maybe that’s your question today. What do you do if you’ve lost the joy, passion, and zest for life? Maybe someone close to you has lost their passion. Maybe your husband has lost his passion. Maybe he lost his job recently and he’s just tired of looking […]
I received a ton of positive feedback on my recent post A Simple Guide to Indexing the Books You Read for Evernote. I believe in the art of preparing. You never know when your next opportunity might show up. By indexing and capturing the inspiring stories and quotes you read, you’ll be ready for that […]
How often do you complain about others to others? How often do you complain to yourself about your day, your life or your circumstances? Probably way more often than you realize. I want to offer you a 7 day challenge that can change your life. It’s called the “No Complaining 7 Day Challenge.” I want […]
After a week of vacation, I thought I was ready to get back to work. I was very intentional on unplugging during my time away. I made sure work did not follow me on vacation. My only plan was to do some reading and spend time with my family. Why then was it so hard […]
A series of unfortunate events. It’s more than a children’s novel. Maybe it describes how life has been going for you? Then, unexpected luck. It blindsides you. Renews your hope. Revives your spirit. Today, we will dive into Chapter 4 of the new book I’m writing called The Gift – What You Have That the Richest […]
Why are some people more effective than other people? Why do some enjoy life while others endure life? Why do some soar while others sink? These are the questions that Ray Johnston answers in his new book The Hope Quotient.
The author makes the case that the one contributing factor that makes all of the difference is not your IQ or your EQ, but your HQ. The HQ is your Hope Quotient.
The book goes on to outline 7 factors that raise your hope quotient. These 7 factors have nothing to do with your smarts or what you inherited from your parents. These 7 factors can be developed and nurtured by anyone.
Recharge your batteries
Raise your expectations
Refocus on the future
Play to your strengths
Refuse to go it alone
Replace burnout with balance
Play great defense
Question: How do you develop inner strength and hope?
Total isolation. That’s how I felt at the beginning of 2013. I had left a successful career as an Executive Search Consultant to pursue my passion for blogging. I went from spending the majority of my work day connecting with people to isolation in my home office. At first, this was a welcomed break. Less […]
I was asked last week by some friends about how many books I read per week. My reply was at least one book a week. Truth is I’m typically reading 3 to 4 books at the same time. I used to grow frustrated at my inability to retain and/or use what I had read. As […]
Have you ever had to be the bearer of bad news? Did it make it more difficult knowing the one on the receiving end might be devastated? Today, we will dive into Chapter 3 of the new book I’m writing called The Gift – What You Have That the Richest Man Can’t Buy. This is […]
The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.
I love books. In fact, my wife would say books are slowly taking over our home. If there is one major question that has haunted me about learning from books it’s this: How do you best apply what you’ve learned from books? I have a system I hope to share with you someday, but for […]
Did you know you have super powers? It’s true. You have a gift. Your gift is needed in the world. You may not have realized it yet, but the world is waiting to hear from you. I have a simple question for you. I want you to write this question down on a notecard. Dwell […]
How High Will You Climb is a book by John Maxwell designed to help you change your attitude. Many of us just don’t realize how powerful our attitude can be on an everyday basis. Your attitude will directly dictate your performance.
A few questions you will get answers to include:
Why is our attitude all that important to our daily lives?
What exactly are the main ingredients to developing the right attitude in life?
What are the things that cause a negative attitude to develop in us?
What are some practical steps for turning a negative attitude into a positive?
What of my favorite parts of the book is where John talks about limiting beliefs. He shares stories of how other people’s opinions can influence our attitudes temporarily, but we are the only person who can do it permanently. Here is his exact quote: “Others can stop you temporarily, but you are the only one who can do it permanently.”
This is a great book to have on the shelf for those times in life when you feel beat up and need some encouragement.
Have you ever driven the wrong way down a one way street? I used to love family road trips as a kid. When I was 10 years old, our family packed up the station wagon for a two week road trip. We left the Midwest on our way down to Disney World. My parents loved […]
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