Month: January 2015

  • Are you lucky?

    Are you lucky?

    One of my favorite quotes of all time is by John Wooden.  He said this “When opportunity presents itself, it is too late to prepare.”  What he is saying is that every day you must prepare for the next, because when an opportunity presents itself you better be ready so you can capitalize on that […]

  • The Human Development Index, what is yours?

    The Human Development Index, what is yours?

    The first Human Development Index was introduced at the United Nations in 1990.  Economist Mahbub ul Haq started working on this concept as far back as the 1970’s.  He and other economists said that basing a person’s well-being on their countries GDP (Gross Domestic Product) was not a very good indicator, because it didn’t attribute […]

  • The Fear of Criticism is a disease

    The Fear of Criticism is a disease

    We all have a fear of not being accepted at times.  It is human nature.  In Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs he states it as being one of the primary motivators for humans.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow’s_hierarchy_of_needs  One of the major influences in all of our lives is to “belong”.  It is just human nature to want to belong […]

  • Get back on track

    Get back on track

    Today has been a great day!  For some reason at the end of 2014, I had a lot going on and I had nibbled away from some things that were really important and really make a difference in my life.  Did you catch my excuse?  I did, #noexcuses2015 This morning I had a chance to […]

  • What is your online Reputation?

    What is your online Reputation?

    The Reputation Economy; How to Optimize Your Digital Footprint in a World Where Your Reputation is Your Most Valuable Asset. The author Michael Fertik is the CEO and founder of Reputation.com the world leader in digital reputation and privacy management. The book highlights the benefits and the negatives in the current world we live in […]

  • Sure it is uncomfortable, its new

    Sure it is uncomfortable, its new

    Are you willing to give up the comfort that you know to get the life that you want?  This is a question that we all must ask ourselves. It is uncomfortable to work all day or all night and then go to school. It is uncomfortable to implement an exercise routine when you have never […]

  • Keeping AVERAGE away today

    Keeping AVERAGE away today

    In a world where average is the norm and pretty much everyone you come across is pretty much average. I thought today would be a good day to discuss some ways that I plan on keeping the average away today.  Average is easy, Average doesn’t take much effort, Average well, is just average and nobody […]

  • THE BALD TRUTH, SECRETS OF SUCCESS FROM THE LOCKER ROOM TO THE BOARD ROOM

    THE BALD TRUTH, SECRETS OF SUCCESS FROM THE LOCKER ROOM TO THE BOARD ROOM

    The Bald Truth; Secrets of Success from the Locker Room to the boardroom was written by David Falk.  He was the agent for Michael Jordan.  He was also the agent for Alonzo Mourning. Which was the first 100 million dollar deal ever done in the NBA.  He was Patrick Ewing’s, John Thompson, and Mike Krzyzewski to […]

  • The Speed of Trust; The One thing That Changes Everything, summary

    The Speed of Trust; The One thing That Changes Everything, summary

    The Speed of Trust; The one thing that changes everything was written by Stephen M.R. Covey.  He is the son of Stephen R. Covey the author of the monster successful book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Check out Mr. Covey here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Covey . In the Speed of Trust Mr. Covey the younger makes the […]

  • Get busy living or get busy dying

    Get busy living or get busy dying

    If you have cable television you have probably run across the movie The Shawshank Redemption.  The movie is about a guy who is charged with murdering his wife and her lover.  Which in this case, he really didn’t do it.  Andy, played by Tim Robbins who is the banker charged with the murder becomes really […]