Sages and Their Brutal Honesty

Let us consider the wisest people, the philosophers, the elders of different tribes and religious traditions, the people who are admired and respected the world over. They have mastered and left behind the mechanism of excuse-making. They become aware of universal laws by being present with their gut intuition and feelings. They continually stay present

Beware of the Lemming Effect

How do we get to be so good at making excuses? All it takes is for you to listen to other people. Excuses are like a mind virus that goes from person to person simply by someone talking and others listening making mental notes, with a feeling of “Hey, that’s a good one. I’ll keep

When Excuses Sound Good

An excuse would not be doing its job if it did not sound good. When something sounds good, it is easy to feel like we are following solid advice. This is how we get lulled into complacency and end up in harm’s way. Every dangerous societal situation where people got hurt or killed involved tons

Your Enormous Financial Potential

At one time, as you started your business, you had a vision of where you wanted it to take you. Then the daily reality set in—paying bills, handling fires, calming down angry customers and employees, trying the latest marketing and recruiting ideas, negotiating leases, receiving training in the latest products from vendors, and so on.

Meeting Your Own Highest Expectations

Integrity is about being a person who follows through on a commitment. When we make a commitment or a promise, it means something whether we follow through or not. If we fail to do what we say, we can damage our relationship with others. And more importantly, we damage our trust in ourselves. When we

Deadlines and Feelings

Deadlines and schedules are absolutely essential tools to get objectives completed in time and on budget. Without these tools, a simple goal could end up becoming an open-ended process eating resources far beyond the expected returns on investment. At the same time, we must not forget that they are merely tools. Sometimes, deadlines are missed,

Investing in Relationships

Having spent extensive time networking, attending seminars and conferences, and building a network, I have learned firsthand, the value of network building. Before I got into networking and building relationships, I prided myself on my self-sufficiency. No matter what the issue, I felt I could pick up some books, look up how-to type guides on

Lessons from the Mojave Desert

Being that I am on a road trip with the opportunities to visit interesting places, we will dive into some lessons based on experiences I had visiting the Mojave Desert and camping out along the Great Southern Overland Stage Route. I had last visited this area when I was in my early teens and felt