On Improving For Our Community

When we find ourselves apologizing for the same things over and over again, it is time to make a change. We all make mistakes. The goal is to not make the same mistakes over and over again. As humans, it is our responsibility to recognize the patterns of our behavior that do not serve us…

My Tribal Standards

I have two standards for my associations, regardless of whether they are personal or professional. The first requirement is that I like and respect you. The second that you like and respect me. If one of these standards is not met, I find it very difficult to move forward. In my experience, there is no…

Starting At Home (Effecting Change)

We cannot be all things to all people and still be effective. We all want this world to be a better place for ourselves, our families, and our loved ones. We want the future to be better than the past. We want to leave this life knowing that it is better for us having been…

Savoring Scarcity

“Daddy, I eat my cereal with a small spoon so that I can enjoy it more.”—My daughter Quite often, having more of what we enjoy most is either impossible or impractical. If we cannot have more, we must find ways to enjoy it more. This is true for many of the small things in life…

Becoming The Listener

Hearing requires empathy. Often, our words fall short of what we truly mean to say and want to get across. There is a feeling, an intention behind what we are trying to say that we cannot quite capture with words, that eludes our grasp, and that misses the target we are aiming for. In spite…