“I don’t want to.” “I deserve what I want.” “They should help me out.” “It’s their fault my life is like this.” Accompanied by a look of hurt and self-righteousness. This is the dreaded ‘E’ word. Entitlement.
Chelsea Logan is an enterprising college student who runs a thriving business, Luxe Innovations, (now Satissimi). There is no place Chelsea would rather be than flexing her creative muscles building her business. The freedom of being her own boss feels great. “I feel like a sponge absorbing information when I’m listening to a teleseminar that […]
Earlier this month an article I wrote was published in the Toastmasters magazine. The Toastmasters article is now available on the web. The article is about achieving a speaking or leadership goal within the Toastmasters program. While the article is specific to Toastmasters, it also contains information that relates to goals in general.
My client Kate* wanted help with time management. She told me, “I feel scattered and not in control. It’s like I’m constantly putting out fires, which means I don’t get to the things that are important to me on my to-do list. I get squeezed out.” Kate had a lot on her plate. Her weekly […]
The messy home that you’d like to be clean. The group that you’re interested in trying. The race you’d like to run. The business you’d like to pursue. The friendship you’d like to make. Forget about perfection and just start. Reward the effort of starting over the outcome. Know that starting enables you to make […]
In a North Vietnamese prison Bob Shumaker would spend as many as ten to twelve hours a day designing his dream house in his mind. He imagined the house he would build for his young family with such vividness that he knew exactly how many nails and bricks the house would contain. Shumaker was held […]
It’s Monday night. There are three different recipes spread out on my kitchen counter, plus the two in my head that I know by heart. The contents of my refrigerator are migrating to the cutting board. The spices in my cabinet are coming out of hiding. Every bowl I own is in use. I chop […]
Gruesome Playground Injuries, a play by Rajiv Joseph, is a captivating story of two far from perfect friends who form a bond in elementary school that reverberates throughout their entire lives. The guy, Doug, is accident prone. The girl, Kayleen, is emotionally wounded. The play shows the two of them, usually in a hospital, at […]
I need to preface this by saying I’m a self-improvement junkie. I constantly look for ways to better myself or my life. “What’s not working?” I ask. “What could be better?” I ponder. These are the questions that have pervaded my life since high school. They’ve helped me to find broken places and they’ve taught […]
I’m pissed off. The center midfielder is lazy. To my growing frustration we’re constantly getting beat down the middle, meaning I have to keep running back to play defense and then reversing to sprint upfield to retrieve my goalie’s punt. Eventually I decide that I’ve had enough. From the right wing I start trying to […]