Not All People Are Likable

Not All People Are Likable

People tend to do business with people they know, like, and trust. The problem is, not all people are likeable. Somedays, maybe even most aren’t. When operating a business, we have to deal with people. Even in a business-to-business enterprise, we’re not actually...
Make Time

Make Time

The amount of time it takes for the sun to appear in the same relative spot in the Earth’s sky defines the length of our day: 24 hours. Despite the fact that we humans complain non-stop about there not being enough time, from a universal perspective, time is infinite....
Don’t Believe Them

Don’t Believe Them

It’s human nature to swallow whole all of the praise offered us while spitting out every bit of criticism we receive. We should fight this inclination. Instead, take what they offer, hold it in your hands for a minute, acknowledge it, then drop it on the ground and...
Outrage Outsourced

Outrage Outsourced

Ten minutes or less of browsing Facebook, Twitter, or the internet at large and one walks away with an inevitable conclusion. Outrage is everywhere. It’s “trending” and has been for some time. Outrage is a natural outcome of judgement and, by nature, is unproductive....
Watching the Ships Come In

Watching the Ships Come In

While waiting in one of the dozen or more airports I travelled through last year, I paused a moment to just sit and watch. The gates, the people, the shops, the design and architecture. But mostly, the planes. Landing, taking off, carrying passengers to impossible...
Maybe

Maybe

Too often and too quickly we rush to judge, decide, and label an event as soon as it happens. Of the four religions/philosophies I have spent time studying, all of them caution against this rush to judgement. I was guilty of it myself this week, and it reminded me of...