The Good Days Don’t Count

If our goals are shallow, most likely our commitment will be as well. Starting martial arts can be scary. Walking through the door for the first time is a huge step. Once we get started, however, staying can be even more difficult. When our initial motivation wears off, once we reach some short term goal…

A Decision Without Action Is Fantasy

Is creativity a selfish or selfless act? At the end of last year, I made a decision to write every day. I decided that I was going to challenge myself to spend some time each morning searching in myself for something worth saying, to stop hiding from whatever inspiration was in me and to channel…

This Is My Real Job

Sometimes, the needs of the business take priority over our personal interests. Some time ago, in my first year as a General Manager (GM) for a large coffee company, I was at a development meeting with my District Manager (DM) and we were discussing labor and scheduling. He observed that I had several part-time employees…