Equally Apart

Has the success of women in the workforce reduced the need for heterosexual relationships beyond procreation and fornication?  This question has been lingering in my mind for over the last four years, but I couldn’t reach a definitive opinion on the matter.  It was triggered by my observations and perceptions of the dating scene in…

No Excuses

Nothing but time, yet, failing to begin on two of my goals. Failure to make progress on these goals has brought me to ask myself, do I want to accomplish the established goals? I found or believe that I found my lack of motivation stems from a lack of discipline and fear. I lack the…

I Taught Tom Brady

Not really, but it feels like it.  The big sports news lately – other than there being no sports lately – is that Tom Brady, the GOAT quarterback, has been traded to another team.  While I’m sure they’re paying him well, he only had one request in his contract: he wanted the phone numbers of everyone on the…

Pareto’s Principle Paradox

The past cannot be changed, the present is hard to gauge, and the future is 80 percent a result of what you do today and 20 percent circumstance and beyond your circle of influence.

Are You Sure That You Need Help

Everyone has received or will receive help in some form during their lifetime. Help can be requested, help can be offered, and help can be provided without foreknowledge. It’s my opinion, that you can never get enough help. Help is not a bad thing, and a willingness to ask for help is a sign of strength and courage. 

However, CONSIDER ONLY KNOWINGLY ACCEPTING OR ASKING FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT AND AS A LAST RESORT.  Declining help and only asking for it when it is needed builds confidence, resiliency, and character.

Loyalty

Focus on creating the loyalty of commitment, and I believe you will build meaningful long-term relationships

Thank You

I’ve earned a promotion to Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and was pinned on Dec 5th. I’m incredibly proud of myself. I worked hard to obtain this promotion, and it feels great to accomplish a goal that I’ve set. When I determined to complete a career in the U.S. Navy, I wrote down…

“People are your greatest asset.” 

“People are your greatest asset.” Cliché? No! Fact. In my brief experience of running a small business startup experiment, “people,” the employee has been the toughest challenge to operations.  The employee has confounded me.  Thus far the employees I have encountered have been, great at the job but limited in availability; or weak at the…

Overweight, Who Cares?

In April of 2013 I wrote: If you’re like me or worse the thought of dieting has likely crossed your mind. The idea of using #Hydroxycut (which I’ve witnessed work for two distinctly different individuals) has probably penetrated your thoughts. How about Jenny Craig? You’ve probably been one digit away from ordering an exercise video,…