Letting Go and Moving Forward

"Renew, release, let go. Yesterday is gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t 'should’ve' done something. You can only DO something." -Steve Maraboli

Held Back By The Past Let me ask you something: How do you want to go through life? Do you want to live full of anger and resentment, or would you rather live life on your terms? Do you enjoy being dragged down by a toxic past, or even a challenging present? In your gut,… Read more »

How to Set Goals in Life for Doing Great Things

Move from simple goal setting to tapping the full power of your internal drives

Last week, I was looking through old family photos. I discovered a classic: me at about eight on Christmas, dressed in my new cowboy hat and holster, holding a drum, surrounded by gifts that visiting family members had brought from America. My father was stationed in Germany at the time. It might be hard to believe,… Read more »

Focus on What You Want. Why Waste Time on Anything Else?

How to fight the pressure to be more, do more, learn more and free yourself up to get more of what you want

I have studied the guitar for most of my life. After almost 5 decades, I’m a pretty good player. I’ve studied classical guitar techniques, fingering techniques, jazz progressions, and every chord imaginable. I’ve learned how to play the banjo, drums, and bass. I collect acoustic guitars (at one point, I owned about 100). One of the best… Read more »

Making Tough Decisions in 3 Simple Steps

Break out of the haze of confusion and worry and make the best choice.

Where should I live? Should I go for that promotion? What’s the right career change for me? Should I quit my job? Should I start my own business? Which of these businesses should I invest in? Should I take six months off and travel the world? Should I ask her to marry me? Is it… Read more »

Want Greater Career Success? Develop a Pioneer Mindset

Don't accept what others say is possible. Find your own answers.

There’s always a way. I knew a woman who worked at a publishing company. Apparently, it’s tough to get into the industry, particularly on the editorial side of the business. The competition is fierce. Even though she was told that getting a job in another department just put you on track for promotions in that… Read more »

Pigeons On The Rooftop & Lions In The Ring

Pigeons on the Rooftop & Lions in the Ring Make It Happen There are different kinds of people. Some people sit back, watch things happen around them and accept things the way they are. Others go out and make things happen for themselves. What kind of person do you want to be? You’ve got a choice…. Read more »

Indecision Is Like Living in a Holding Pattern

But be sure to get all the facts before you decide.

Any expert will tell you, “Deal with things once.” Force yourself to make a decision. Be efficient. Stay ahead of the details. Don’t let them build up. It sounds so simple. When you try it, you find it’s half-baked advice. Life isn’t so simple. You may be able to handle a lot of things once,… Read more »

Don’t Go to Work for Just Anyone

Choose wisely. You have to spend at least 8 hours a day here.

If you jump into a job without checking out what you’ll REALLY be doing, who you’ll be working WITH, who you’ll be working FOR, and all the other particulars of where you’ll be spending 8 or more hours a day, there’s a great chance you’ll regret it. I know it’s hard to find work. Sure, you’ve got… Read more »