Life & Career Success Blog

In 2014, I chose to read 50 books in 50 weeks and share what I learned along the way. Occasionally, I continue to share my observations and knowledge gained through my travels. If you have anything to add, I would like to hear your thoughts. Just comment!

If you want to fly, you’ve got to pay the freight

  Do you think it was a good thing that Captain Chesley Sullenberger had a flight plan on that day he landed US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River? Obviously, the flight plan did not call for an encounter with a flock of geese, nor a water landing but the fact that the good… Continue Reading

A Surfer’s Wisdom for Corporate America (and the government)

A Surfer’s Wisdom for Corporate America (and the government)

So how does a guy who rides a board and hangs out with people that say “dude” a lot, have any wisdom for the high-powered corporate gods of Wall Street or the political wizards of Washington? Laird Hamilton in his book, Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing, lays out several life lessons… Continue Reading

You don’t have time to think up there, if you think you’re dead

Ever had a tough time making a decision? Of course, we all have. Wouldn’t it just be easier to be Mr. Spock and make every decision based on logic? Unfortunately, that doesn’t work either. Since I am a person that often cannot decide what to eat for dinner let alone make major life decisions, I… Continue Reading

What is worthy of your best efforts?

“Aren’t there some jobs where it doesn’t matter if you’re there or not?” This was a question posed by a student the other day. It came during a discussion when I was encouraging my students to make a difference at every job they are at. My answer: yes, in fact every job is that way… Continue Reading

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