Perfectionism vs. Success

“Bob,” my partners and business associates would often say to me, “you are a great detail guy. We love your reports. We can always count on you to strive for perfection.” I wore those words the way a proud war veteran wears his medals. But the...

Work Can Be an Adventure?

Life affords each of us an opportunity for adventure every day. Often, it is simply a matter of embracing the opportunity to advance a goal. Here’s an example of what I mean… For years, I traveled through the entire state of Florida by car for business. As...

Are You Holding Yourself Captive?

Did you know that elephants are trained to stay where they are by tying a rope around one of their massive legs and attaching it to a peg in the ground? Can the peg and rope really hold back an elephant? Absolutely not! Then why does it work? Because elephants grow up...

Do You Step Up or Back Down?

Let me ask you: Have you ever made a decision that didn’t work as planned? Has anyone ever let you down? Has recent economic news put a damper on your perspective? It may be painful to bring those things to mind, but I’m asking you to do it for a good...