Be Great At Being Yourself

Is it the title, the money, or the prestige you are seeking? Or is it something else? For his whole career after the military, my grandfather, my mother’s father, worked for the telephone company. This was when there was one, single telephone company for the entire country, before it got split up into the multitude…

Doing No Wrong Does Not Equate To Living Right

Is it enough to simply do no wrong? Years ago, in what seems like a different life altogether, I was dating a woman who was a few years older than me. Our relationship started under unusual circumstances I will not get into, but we were together for the better part of a year. That year…

Opinions Along the Path

Our inner compass for decision making cannot be driven by the thoughts, fears, and opinions of others, lest we spend a lifetime compiling regret and resentment. Regret comes from not doing what we know in our hearts to be true. Resentment comes from the blame we feel for our regrets, directed toward those whom we…

One More Thing

If you don’t know what it’s for, you probably don’t need it. In my travels, I was in a coffee shop the other day getting an afternoon pick-me-up espresso. As I waited in line, I noticed that they had a rather enticing merchandise wall with all sorts of cool-looking coffee paraphernalia, branded clothing, and gadgets….

Permission to be Less Successful

“I would have been more successful if I had given more of myself to my career, but I was only willing to give about 70%. The rest I gave to my family and to hunting, fishing, and playing music.” -My Grandfather The things our elders tell us, whether they know it or not, affect us…