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“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus

“ALL IS FLUX!” …Heraclitus   Boy, it sure seems that way, doesn’t? I can’t imagine that even a philosopher of  Heraclitus’ brilliance and insight could have imagined the stunningly chaotic nature of our world in our time. It’s not that we shouldn’t expect change. In our particular country we’re born into it; we learn to thrive on it –… read more

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”

“YEAH, I KNOW, BUT WHAT IF…”   I hear this all the time from people whom I coach (and okay, sometimes even from myself…) and the sentence always ends with something negative, like…   “…they change their minds and don’t promote me after all?”    “…it turns out that they don’t have the budget for… read more

Doing The Right Thing

Doing The Right Thing   You might remember the unforgettable footage from the 2012 Ohio State Division III track and field meet. I, for one, will never forget it. Nor will I ever forget the runner, Meghan Vogel.    She was the “real winner.”   Megan is a star. She’d already won the 1,600 meter state title.… read more

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…”

“WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS…” Do those words sound familiar? They should. Guess who says them…over and over and over. (And over…)    Yup, you guessed it! It’s our forty-fifth president of the United States!    And he says them when he’s talking about everything Syria to Senegal to Stormy Daniels…   “We’ll have to wait… read more

REACH IN…REACH OUT

REACH IN…REACH OUT   I’ve had some pretty interesting conversations lately with people who want to “do more” for friends of theirs who are having a tough time and could use a lift – or who are just plain feeling bad about themselves for myriad reasons. It could be a problem with a relationship (or… read more

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..”

“THROW A LITTLE LOVE AT IT…..” The innovative spirits and loving natures of “Motivator” readers never ceases to amaze me…and feel grateful to be a small part of your lives. Here’s a perfect example of how your spirits help lift up and inspire all of us. In response to the “Motivator,” “All You Need is Love,”… read more

2018…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND

2018…WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO LEAVE BEHIND The question of what to bring with us into the New Year - the future, the next great segment of our lives – and what to leave behind is not a frivolous one. Nor are the answers necessarily obvious or all that easy. The problem is that I have a tendency to bring just… read more

YOUR BEST THING

YOUR BEST THING It was pouring down rain and I needed a cab. Badly. I spotted one wheeling around the corner of Madison and 56th Street, but he didn’t see me. So I did what I always do: I whistled. Oh, I don’t mean some mealy-mouthed, lady-like, baby-doll kind of whistle; I mean an ear-piercing, glass-breaking, thumb-and-second-finger-in-your-mouth kind of… read more

GETTING BACK UP…

In the past few days, weeks and months, as the result of extraordinarily destructive storms and “acts of nature,” many of our countrymen have lost everything. The media has been filled with unforgettable, profoundly moving and heart-breaking stories – stories of people from whom everything has been taken…people who have lost their homes, all their… read more