Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Hugh’s artwork just popped up in my inbox and I love it. We have a strategic plan. It’s called ‘doing things.’ – Herb Keller, founder of Southwest Airlines I think it’s important to have a plan, but at some point, you have to stop planning and start doing the work. I’m reminded of what Basecamp […]

A Complaint Free World

A Complaint Free World

Face it: You complain too much. I know I do. It’s really quite silly when you think about it. What does it accomplish? . . . If you said, “nothing,” that’s actually the wrong answer. Complaining invites toxicity into our lives. Our thoughts create our lives and our words indicate what we are thinking. Because […]

January 3rd

January 3rd

January 3rd. There were less people on the trail today than yesterday.   Coworkers who showed up early to the office yesterday decided to revert to their old selves and trickle in again today. It’s only the THIRD day of January. It reminds me of running wind sprints at the end of basketball practice. There […]

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016

In 2016, my wife and I purchased our first home, welcomed our first child into the world and, as part of the day gig, I led (or otherwise worked on) cause marketing alliances that raised more than $3.7 million to help end cancer. As you can imagine, that didn’t leave as much time for reading […]

Don’t Be The Workhorse

Don’t Be The Workhorse

  This is a cautionary tale. One as old as time. A bright future You land that job that you think will be the perfect fit. As part of the hiring process, they promise you plenty of growth opportunities. You take them at their word and you work your ass off. You come in early. […]