Trading Our Time Up

Money is only really valuable if it can be used to buy something of greater worth than the time and effort that went into earning it. Beyond our basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, money begins to lose its intrinsic value. Once our needs are met, what we spend our money on is more…

Do First That Which Matters With Those Who Matter

If we are doing innovative, creative, and useful work with and for people who truly matter, there should be very little time left for debating. There are a limited number of hours in a day and, within those hours, we have a limited quantity of energy, focus, and attention. If we constantly give away our…

Create Value for Proft

If we focus on creating value, instead of making profit, the profit will take care of itself. We all need to feel like we are making progress, that we are moving forward and not backwards in life. In financial terms, progress means profit. This means that we are taking away from any business exchange more…

Right or Righteous (A Focus On Service)

If, instead of trying to be right, we try to be of service, we will find that we are much more successful over time and quite a bit happier in general. Being right feels good because it feels safe and protected. We imagine that simply by the fact that we are right, that we are…

But First Be Useful

It is often better to be useful than to be yourself. Very few people are born with such extraordinary talent and charisma that their path to being heard, seen, and respected is easy or free of obstacles. Contrary to what we are often told, most of us cannot simply be ourselves and expect to get…