Why I Was Surprised at 4:47am

My son, who is a life guard at the local recreation center and doesn’t have his driver’s license yet, had to be to work this morning at 4:45am to open the two-hour shift that started at 5am. I normally arrive at the gym (on good days) at 5:10am. For years,...

La-La Land is a Dangerous Place to Live

Creativity is great, dreaming is draining. To create is the process by which a person gets an inspired idea then works passionately to bring that vision into physical reality. It’s the process by which a person goes from insight to idea, then from idea to...

The Tension of Delegation

One of the most powerful skills you can develop as an innovator is to know when to do something yourself or find someone else more competent to complete the task. There is constant tension between what resources you currently have and what others on your team can do...

Depth Is Disappearing

Does the click of a button make someone a friend? Do words on a blog make someone a thought-leader? Does the news really cover the most important things you want to know about current events? Society is experiencing a shortage of meat. In a world of virtual...

To the Edge of the Cliff and Back

When you’re ready to engage in the fight of your life, find someone who has been to the edge of the cliff and survived. If you’re a small business owner find someone who has seen the dark waters you’re experiencing and hire them as a coach or a mentor. If you’re in...