Another whirlwind year.
I was sure it was nothing.
“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” — Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.” Everyone knows that, but there’s something that seems to be lost inContinue reading “All of the Greats Take Losses”
The same day I bought and discarded a new lock because I couldn’t recall the combination, I found my old lock and, after giving it some time, remembered that combination. There’s a metaphor for life in there somewhere.
“The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.” — Dwight Morrow As Ryan Holiday writes in Ego Is the Enemy, John Boyd is “one of the most influential strategists and practitioners in modern warfare,” yet he’s “someoneContinue reading “The Work Is What Matters”
Let’s talk about money. Most of us have some sort of financial concern. Some estimates show that nearly 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and 61% can’t cover a $1,000 emergency. Wages have stagnated, but the cost of everything else has continued to rise meaning that purchasing power hasn’t really moved in four decades. It takes an annual income ofContinue reading “Is Enough Ever Enough?”
Virtually everyone has heard the old adage that “time is money,” but how many really analyze what it means? The truth is that time and money are inversely proportional — the more you have of one, the less you have of the other.
For those of us that are old enough to remember rotary phones and Columbia House music for a penny, we remember a time when everything was slower. Television news was on once or twice a day and the Sunday newspaper was thick enough to use as a step stool. Back then, it took a longContinue reading “The Twitter Reckoning”
“This too shall pass” — Persian adage Monday morning. The start of another week. After a Friday and Saturday of perfect sunny, 80-degree weather, Mother Nature’s mood darkened. It turned wet and chilly, just a bummer of a day, so we turned it into a lazy Sunday. Things became worse overnight and I was even awakened aContinue reading “When It All Goes Wrong”
What’s the first thing you did when you woke up today? Did you reach for your phone? We as a species are not meant to look at screens all day, but yet we can’t stop ourselves.