Solutions Take Less Time Than Complaints

It takes longer to complain about something that it does to take action toward a solution. The thing about complaining is that it does not really begin or end at the complaint. It is a much longer process than that. Often, whatever feelings led up to the actual complaint have been festering for a while…

Imagine If You Can

Along the path, your greatest obstacle is not going to be some thing, some person, or some event, but your own imagination. When we pursue some goal or dream, it is inevitable that there will be obstacles along the way to achieving it. There will be people, attitudes, and barriers that stand in our way…

The Problem With Solving Problems

“The best businesses come from peoples’ bad personal experiences. If you just keep your eyes open, you’re going to find something that frustrates you and then you think, ‘Well, I can maybe do it better than it’s being done and there you have a business. if you can improve people‘s lives, you have a business.”…

Thoughtfulness Precedes Action

A good technician is a thoughtful observer first, a physical mechanic second. When I first started repairing machines for a living, I was taught that there is a difference between a part changer and a technician. A part changer, like the name suggests, changes parts until the symptoms of the problem go away. A technician,…

Systems to Live By

If you see every problem that arises as new and unique, you will always be reactive and to be reactive is to be behind. In combat, to be behind is to fail and to fail is to die. It is highly likely that the problems and challenges we face from day to day are going…