One of the best bosses I ever worked for said this book changed his life. In the opening parable of the book, written by Jeff Olsen, he tells the story about a water hyacinth, which grows at a prodigious rate. Skipping to the end, the point of the parable is that even with a prodigious… Continue reading The Slight Edge
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One Problem at a Time, Sarge
The guy who said this should have died in a fiery explosion. In the book, Inside Delta Force, by Eric Haney, he describes a scene from the failed hostage rescue from Tehran in 1980. After the mission had been scuttled, the operators were waiting to fly back to allied territory when one of the large… Continue reading One Problem at a Time, Sarge
4 Lessons Gardening Taught Me About Living Well
What if all you needed was the right mixture of water and sunshine to become the best possible version of yourself? Gardening quickly became a favorite pastime during Covid, but it’s reminded me of interesting parallels between the lives of plants and humans. Preparation and Details While there are few overall ingredients, there are many… Continue reading 4 Lessons Gardening Taught Me About Living Well
It Sucks to Suck. So I Got Better.
Last year I found myself at an unhealthy crossroads. I had turned 37. It had occurred to me that if I did not like this unhealthy condition I was in, it was on me to change it. Don’t like it? Get better. So being basic, I wrote down 37 goals. Some would be minor stretches.… Continue reading It Sucks to Suck. So I Got Better.
Don’t Like It? Get Better.
That phrase probably saved my life. A pithy comment from an irreverent television show about fantasy football saved my life. I don’t even like fantasy football that much. It struck me that if I did not like the situation I was in, it was incumbent on me to change it. And that left two choices;… Continue reading Don’t Like It? Get Better.
The “First” Last Day of School
Today was my oldest child’s very first last-day-of-school. I didn’t expect to go here today, but a thought has been captivating me since yesterday. I want to thank those other parents out there who have been writing about graduations, life events, and changes of all kinds. It has been so enlightening to read stories of… Continue reading The “First” Last Day of School
Feeding the Good Wolf – Part 4
I told my friend there was no way I was going to sell books for a living. Hello ego my old friend. The universe has a funny way of working itself out sometimes. With my attitude and confidence restored, things fell into place quickly. I finally got out of my own way and welcomed help… Continue reading Feeding the Good Wolf – Part 4