Chew as fast as you can

Chew as fast as you can

“The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.” ~Paul Hogan Sometimes the people who really get things done are the ones who try to do more than they really should be able to do or at least to do more than others...
Are you causing your own shadow?

Are you causing your own shadow?

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m beginning to realize how many of my bad moods are self-inflicted. How many of my moments of anger, frustration, or despair are actually in my control (although...
One simple change for a huge difference

One simple change for a huge difference

“I have to tell you,” my client said, “when we first met, and you told me I needed to look at this, I thought you were crazy. I told my friend later that day that you were crazy. I mean, a 90-minute conversation on this one silly thing?”...
Stop shoulding!

Stop shoulding!

“I will not should on myself today.” ~Anonymous I learned this pithy saying years ago, and it still makes me smile. So often we “should” on ourselves. We run the list of our “shoulds” – to ourselves or others. “I should answer this email.” “I should volunteer at my...
When is it time to do nothing?

When is it time to do nothing?

For reasons at least somewhat beyond my control, I was forced to take an unplanned hiatus from work last week. Clients were informed. Calls and meetings were cancelled. Deadlines were delegated or renegotiated. I was pretty much laid up, on the living room couch, on...