How much of your day is spent doing things you don’t want to be doing? What would your life be like if you never again did anything you don’t want to do? A couple of big questions, I know. Most people tend to defend themselves by saying that there are always things we don’t want [...]

The Weakest Reason to Choose a Career

I was recently challenged to write about a strong belief, one that isn’t necessarily shared by the people closest to me, and talk about how I “walk the talk” of this belief.  Here goes… I believe that creating financial security is the weakest reason to choose a job or a career. Don’t get me wrong [...]


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Where is Your Art?

Seth Godin writes: “Art is not in the eye of the beholder, it’s in the heart of the artist.” If an artist creates and never shows it to anyone does that mean it’s not art? If those who behold what you create and don’t call it art, are they right? Create, create, create! The world [...]

The “Little Fun” List

Just for the heck of it, I started making a list of the little things that I find fun about my current life and lifestyle. I was fascinated to see that once I got on a roll, it got easier and easier to think of things until I ended up with well over a hundred… [...]

Don’t Take My Advice…

How often do you take the advice of experts? I’ve been asking random people this question and have been greeted with similar reactions — a little giggle, and a glancing away in embarrassment. It seems that many of us are in the business of ignoring the experts and going gung-ho, willy-nilly in the direction we [...]

What’s the Antidote to Boredom and Apathy?

Have you written down what you want to experience and/or achieve with the time you have left? I met with a 16-year-old last week who mentioned that she has a bucket list! At 16 !!! Some people might feel a bucket list is a bit pessimistic (since it’s acknowledging your eventual death) but I think [...]

Winning at the Values and Lifestyle Game

Here we go with the 4th installment of Jeff’s Wisdom: Do you dislike your career or do you dislike the place you’re doing it at? For me, it was only the latter. And maybe that’s true for others. Sometimes its hard to separate the two. Even if I someday get tired of my position, I [...]

How to Guarantee a Good Day

Laugh, Think, Get Emotional. That’s the advice of college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano, during his ESPY award speech in 1993. Jimmy was dying of cancer – and seized that moment to pass on words of wisdom. You can check out his full speech here… But even if you don’t… Take some time today to laugh, [...]

What Would Rocky Do?

Have you ever wanted to learn to speed walk? Me neither.  I’ve been an avid walker since I was about 11 years old, and always thought I was just fine at my usual snail’s pace. Apparently not, because a few years ago, a friend of mine decides I need to learn to walk faster in [...]