What is Value?

How much are you worth? Did that question feel strange? Did it make you happy? Did you think of an amount of money? It’s a question that really only has one answer, even though right now you don’t believe me. Which is why I have a story. The story is a...

Making The Most of Time

Today, you have wasted time. You watched, read or listened to something that didn’t matter. You didn’t speak up when you should have or you ran your mouth when it wasn’t needed. You didn’t grow or help. You lost some of your most valuable...

Kronos and Kairos

We don’t schedule a kiss (unless we are a weirdo). We can feel the moment if it’s right. It happens when two people build enough emotion between them they can no longer hold back. It is raw emotion, timing and magic. It is not in a planner. But how do you know it’s...

Dealing With Confrontation

“You charged my card $200 more than I said you could! Now they are charging me over $40 every day that you don’t straighten this out!” At least that was what I wanted to say. Deep inside my angry, dominating personality wanted to crush this motel manager who had...

The Smartest Man In The World?

If you have heard of Chris Langan, it was probably within the context of “the smartest man in America.” Quite possibly that is true. There is even a theory that he is the smartest man in the world. He has a verified I.Q. of 195 and says that he has scored...

The Brutal Truth

Jim Stockdale was a POW in Vietnam for 8 years. To put that into perspective, John McCain, decorated war hero and Senator from Arizona who ran for President was a POW for 5 years. Stockdale made it through incredible trials and tribulations including being tortured...

The Big Picture

On December 29, 1972 Eastern Airlines flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades killing 101 people. The tragedy is none of them had to die. As the plane was trying to land in Miami, the crew noticed that the indicator light which tells the crew if the landing...

Voices

(This is a piece of my contribution to the book, Is Your Life A Maze, Or Amazing?) “What could you possibly have to offer?” “You don’t have the experience.” “You don’t have the influence.” “You disgust me.” I wished these voices were coming from inside my own head. If...

I Don’t Have an Original Idea.

An author I was helping told me this in the very beginning. “Every idea I have has already been taken.” The problem is, they were right. Coming up with an original idea is extremely tough, in fact, it may be impossible. Formulating an idea that no one has ever written...

Boxer The Horse

When you read “Boxer The Horse” do you think of anything? If the image of an underground, indie rock back enters your mind, then you are much better versed in the rock scene than me. I had no idea that Boxer The Horse was anything but a character in the classic book...