Monthly Archives: December 2018

RESOLVED!

What better time is there than a brand new, never been touched, it’s all up for grabs, yours for the taking New Year to decide how good you could make it… your work, your life – the full monty. But we’re going to do more than simply decide; we’re going to be resolute. Webster defines being resolute as “being faithful to a promise.” In this case, the… read more

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “JOY?”

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “JOY?” Okay, it shows up at Christmas on beautiful holiday cards and in stirring Christmas Carols (which never fail to move me) but other than that, the word is kind of short-lived. And so is the feeling. Maybe we could change that. Seriously. It won’t be easy, of course. Darkness prevails. Despite… read more

ACING THE PITCH; NAILING THE SALE, LANDING THE JOB

ACING THE PITCH; NAILING THE SALE, LANDING THE JOB    Let’s say you’ve got a shot at launching a new initiative, landing a new position or simply pitching a new idea to your company. Whatever you do, don’t fall into the pit that I’ve fallen into a million times. It’s the “This is so good, you ought to want it” pit.  The thing is, we get so… read more

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN    I know, I know, James Bond, (played by Sean Connery, the iconic “007″) insisted that his martinis be “shaken not stirred.” Actually, I like them both ways. Plus, I like them “dirty.” And our daughters, Kate and Abigail, make them to perfection. But much as I love them, I’m not actually… read more

WAKING THE SPIRIT

WAKING THE SPIRIT I’ve loved music ever since I can remember (never mind how long a time that is…) When I was about ten I fell in love with Italian operas. I’d lie on the floor listening to Puccini’s “La Bohème” or Verdi’s La Traviata by the hour. I was transported by the beauty and emotion,… read more