Put Dates on Things!

Just feel like being nit-picky today. These are things that are very important. Well, to me. This might be a Peter Drucker idea, although I don’t really remember where I got it. Just sounds like him. Put a date on everything! A real date, including year. If only I could retroactively teach this to my […]

Excellent Advice for Living

This may have far more good advice than my “100 things” will ever have! What a great and simple book. Heads-up, there’s probably very little in it that you haven’t already heard. The book is written, mostly, as very short sayings or quotes that are easily tweetable if that’s what you want to do. Kevin […]

Manage Your time?

Across the years, I’ve encountered so many “time management” courses. And learned a ton. And simultaneously struggled with it. My net take-away: you cannot manage time. You don’t manage time. You don’t manage your calendar. You manage priorities.(Do you agree?) Alan Lakein’s, How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life. I believe it […]

Gratitude Journal

Way back, in what now feels like the beginning of time, I read an interesting little “technical” book, Becoming a Technical Leader, which included a statement of, roughly, “if you want to be a real leader, start your technical journal today.” That sounded like good advice, so I got a spiral notebook and started. A […]

Beyond Gratitude

I’m clearly a super-fan of gratitude. Making that choice to choose gratitude has been one of the most positive experiences of my life. Now that I’m on that path, I want to do more. For instance, I’m wide open for ideas on how to improve in any of these!


Teachabiliy What an arrogant sounding title. The author agrees. When I was young, I thought I knew so much. I was determine to be a walking encyclopedia. Keep on learning. Well, maybe part of that is right. A strange benefit of getting older is realizing how little I know. And the shocking addition to that, […]

2. Strengths and Talents

No, not for a talent show! It’s amazing that most of us get through 12 or more years of education without ever identifying our strengths and talents. We step into the work world with “an education,” but often without a clue what we like to do or are good at. It’s well worth doing an […]

1. Choose Gratitude

1. Choose Gratitude “Those who are not grateful soon begin to complain of everything.”–- Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude Years ago, I started keeping a “one line” journal, and part of what I kept track of was the best and the worst of each day. It didn’t take me long to realize it wasn’t very helpful […]

100 Things – Introduction

100 Things – Introduction This is something I’m doing for me. Things I wish I had learned earlier, or things where I need regular reminders. No matter how much I’ve learned, for many things, I need to remind myself again. “My brain leaks.” Compare to Marcus Aurelius and Meditations. He wrote it for himself! That’s […]