The Years of Delay are NOT Lost Years

As a native Floridian, I’ve listened for years to dialogue about saving the sea turtles. I’ve been aware of the ordinances passed to protect them but turtle life wasn’t on my radar until I spent a week’s vacation on the beach on Longboat Key. The shore was lined with the protected nests and I became […]

The Key to Taking on the Impossible

Texas  A & M football wasn’t on my radar until recently. This team isn’t in the Southeastern Conference, so I can’t tell you what their ranking is or if they are playing in a bowl game. It was a remarkable game in another era that captured my attention – the one that led to the […]

Five Reasons I Write With A Pencil

“My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” Psalm 45:1 Such eloquent words inscribed by the psalmist thousands of years ago. Beautifully said. But please pass the pencils. This “ode to the pencil” was something I came across and […]

Slaying The Giants in Your Life

Perspective is everything.  The right perspective makes the impossible possible. The wrong perspective can blind you, chain you, and keep you captive in thoughts of darkness and defeat. A case in point is the ancient story of David and Goliath. David was young, idealistic, zealous, exuberant and energetic.  Some might say he was incredibly naive. […]

Chart a Bold Course – Take Two

June is the Second January The best way to have a great year is to do a reset halfway through the year. June is the second January. Making measurable progress in the things that matter most to you is a vital component to a fulfilling life.  How is your progress so far this year? Perhaps […]

Lost Your Mojo?

If you’ve never lost your mojo, let me be the first to congratulate you. When you lose it, you know it. You feel like you’ve been side-lined while everyone else is enjoying the thrill of the game. Mojo is the rhythm you have when things are going well. You’ve got momentum, energy and feel the […]

Accountability is the Glue that Binds Commitment to Results

I recently heard a NASA project manager remark that there’s a faster way to clear a meeting room than yelling “FIRE!” and that’s shouting “Accountability”. This seems to be a concept that causes a great majority of people to run scared. Tens of thousands of people will set new goals in the next week they […]

Freedom from Limiting Mindsets

“Air you can wear” is a common description of weather in Florida.  The oppressive humidity of summer can make you feel as if you’re breathing  through wet cotton. It’s certainly not energizing – in fact it’s more likely to cause sluggishness and lethargy. Since I’m a native Floridian, I think I’m pretty acclimated to the […]

The Years of Delay are Not Lost

As a native Floridian, I’ve listened for years to the hubbub about saving the sea turtles. It just wasn’t on my radar until I spent last week on the beach on Longboat Key. The shore was lined with the protected nests and I became fascinated. A subsequent visit to Mote Marine Research Lab & Aquarium was […]

How Do You Gauge Success?

I love my car. I’ve driven the same model for years – updating to a newer version of the  RX 300 vehicle when necessary. I drive a Lexus and appreciate how dependable and comfortable it is. But there’s one thing I’ve noticed about all Lexus vehicles – they have very sensitive gauges that trigger warning […]