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“Strategy” In One Sentence

“Strategy” In One Sentence

Strategy is the art and science of winning. The word “strategy” comes from the Greek “strategos” which describes the military strategist or general on the battle field. Strategy means outsmarting

A Brief Reflection on Gratitude

Last week a friend told me he was keeping a gratitude list. He had recalled so many moments, events, trips, gifts, people and conversations for which he was thankful; he

Opportunity Is “Evergreen”

It’s Christmas Eve. By now, if you celebrate Christmas, you’ve sent out party invitations, decorated your home, hung the lights, and perhaps, bought and adorned your real (or artificial) Christmas

Getting Rid of the Safety Rope: Moving Forward in Faith

I recently revisited an inspirational clip from the movie Dark Knight Rises: Bruce Wayne’s escape from the pit. The protagonist finally manages to escape the dark dungeon after several failed

A Grandfather’s Legacy: Guest Author on Weeva.com

My friend Kim Gorsuch asked me to write a guest post for her website www.weeva.com. I’ve included the first few paragraphs here. There’s a link at the bottom so you

The Cure to all Heartache: Preferences versus Expectations

Williams Shakespeare once penned this inspired verse: “expectation is the root of all heartache.” The more I experience life, the more I understand the truth behind the Bard of Avon’s

Perseverance and Patience

Mark Patterson, a dear friend of mine, recently read my April 4th blog entry (“Purpose, Perseverance, Patience: Are You an Oak Tree or an Onion?”) and asked me to elaborate

Humility: The Key to Achievement

It is a paradox of sorts. In order to climb higher, we need to embrace humility. Going “downward” so to speak is the way up. Dying to our selfish desires

Purpose, Perseverance, Patience: Are You an Oak Tree or an Onion?

An oak tree takes almost 100 years to completely mature. On the other hand, an onion takes about 100 days. But when the storm of life hits, one will stand

The Little Box and a Number

My mentor from afar, the late Jim Rohn, used to share “the little box and a number” story to inspire action. Here is my adaptation of the story. Johnny, a