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…

With Or Without Us (On Shared Ideas)

Discouragement may be motivation enough to do great work, but it still hurts. Sharing is an inherently vulnerable act. It opens us up to criticism, disappointment, and discouragement. When we are passionate about an idea, a project, or a goal and we share our excitement with someone else, what are are telling that person is…

Easy Requires Effort

It takes a lot of planning and preparation for things to be easy. There is a lot of effort and hard work that goes into things running smoothly. It does not just happen on its own. We need to plan, prepare, and set up the conditions for things to go well. Things still may not…

Results Precede Popularity

People may not take our ideas seriously until they see them materialize. If we have unpopular ideas, that is to say, if we have ideas that are not popular because they are too new, too different, or too disruptive to have caught on yet, we cannot expect people to believe that we are serious unless…

A Team’s Perspective

Teamwork is a matter of perspective. Demands, threats, and force may help us accomplish our immediate goals, but dictatorship is not leadership. True leadership requires that others follow us consciously, voluntarily, and willingly. This requires a shared perspective. In order for others to follow us by choice, of their own informed free-will, they need perspective….