I can feel it on the horizon, a clean slate, a fresh start, marked by the turning of the calendar to January 1st. (But really, does anyone actually turn pages on a calendar anymore?)

It’s a great sensation to know, the whole world is leaving the past in the past and with a spirit of anticipation, looking at the possibility of the New Year! Birthdays and new calendar years, both times that naturally cause us to pause and reflect. How satisfied are we with our current situation?What are we happy with? What do we wish was different? Out of this introspection, arise new hopes and dreams, goals and...

I arrived at LaGuardia with enough time to grab a quick meal before boarding my flight home to Indy. I was starving, to the point where immediate nourishment was needed, or the next few hours would be agony of the first-world kind. A run through the snack area revealed the food would be better if I sat down and ordered at the restaurant. So, grabbing a seat at the bar, I threw my bags on the floor and turned to face a mounted tablet as the means to get a fluffy egg omelet in my belly. What?!?! ...

Though I didn’t know it at the time, the year I joined the track team in seventh grade was the year I learned a major business lesson.

I didn’t like running, or exercising outside in the blazing sun, so I really don’t know why I dedicated one spring to mastering the long jump. Well, attempting the long jump is the truer statement...

Surprisingly, this is a question I don’t actually get asked that often, but I read it all over a person’s face as they hear what I do and struggle to mentally place me in a box. At first it might sound abstract, like many people’s jobs when they introduce themselves giving only a title or well thought out marketing quip that doesn’t do anything but beg the question, “what exactly does that mean?”

Some skills, you’re born with, others can be developed over time and through much practice end up appearing like the former. I know this because I’ve done it, particularly in one area…networking. Does that word make you want to duck your head and find safety inside your little comfort zone? You’re not alone; let me see if I can help.

People are lovely, mostly have good intentions and many relationships carry on fairly drama free. And then there are those other times.

In the last few weeks, I’ve encountered a lunch table neighbor “not wanting to people”, an unhappy person using technology to poke at others...

Let’s talk about decision making.

What’s your process for arriving at a decision? Is it fast? Or slow? Based on logic? Or feeling? Are you confident about the decisions you make? Or find yourself later second guessing them?

We each have a process but is yours working for you?

Its winter, perfectly fluffy white snow has finally fallen, temps are in the single digits and the calendar has just turned into to a new year. For me, the world in this season moves at a precious slower pace. I find time to binge watch ridiculous TV, my latest being about living off the grid in Alaska…

As I write, we’ve just slid through the Halloween finish line and suddenly retail establishments are executing a leap over Thanksgiving, fully zeroed in on Christmas for the next two months. Does this seem a little rushed to you?  It makes me wonder if it’s the holiday or the anticipation of it that we’re really celebrating.  But that’s a topic for another day. 

Today, this full frontal assault reminds me that...