Put Your Strengths to Work

Nobody has time to fix all their weaknesses. Focus on your strengths!

Demands never end. There is never going to be an end to the demands in our time. Getting one thing done usually is followed behind by a dozen more jumping in line. Every now and then we catch up and have a chance to breathe—until we realize there are more things we would like to do. The… Read more »

How To Tell If You Really Understand Something

In a world full of experts, how can you quickly find out who the real experts are and who is just pretending? Here’s a clue. Mediocre teachers are never complimented on making the subject clear. If anything, the more mediocre the teacher, the more they muddy the water where it’s hard to understand anything they’re saying…. Read more »


Do What You Love, or Do What Pays?

The half truths about working for love and for money.

It’s supposed to be the Holy Grail of career searches. Find the thing you love to do! Don’t “they” say that once you find that your troubles are over? “Do the thing you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life!” Supposedly, it will be a life of nothing but happiness… Read more »

What Kids Have That Adults Don’t

Kids get fired up about what they want.

Are you burning or burned out? They came in chattering and bubbling; a young boy and girl – brother and sister – at Bonnie’s on Aspen Mountain. Like me, they, their Dad and instructor had stopped in for breakfast before spring skiing. As they threw down their gloves, helmets and coats on the table, the little girl… Read more »

No Talking, No Learning

If you aren't participating, you aren't learning.

Learning is a 2-way street. Most people don’t realize there’s more to learning than sitting and listening to someone else yack endlessly about a subject. They don’t think about the fact that unless they are discussing the information themselves, asking questions and even passing on the information to someone else, they’re not learning. They’re just… Read more »

How to Ignite Your Pilot Light

Don't worry if your "true calling" hasn't shown up yet.

You can get an education, a job, and go to work. But your career doesn’t really start until you find something that gets you fired up inside. It’s called internal motivation. Until you have that to drive you, you’ll find yourself drifting – just going through the motions. Some people know from childhood. They have it easy…. Read more »