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What’s Next

As we come up to the end of one of the weirdest years ever, I’ve been reflecting on the good, the bad and ugly of the year.

Back in March, I wrote a post called Rough Waters Make Good Sailors. We were such innocents in March. This new thing call a pandemic was just beginning. We were going into shutdowns that were believed to solve the problem if only we would shelter in place for a few weeks. Surely this would all be over by summer, right?

As I watched all kinds of fun plans melt off of my calendar, I wondered what I could still do. In the spring, I was just taking up sculling on the lake. Would that be allowed? How about riding horses? Water skiing? Hiking?

I can still…

As we come up to the end of one of the weirdest years ever, I’ve been reflecting on the good, the bad and ugly of the year.

Back in March, I wrote a post called Rough Waters Make Good Sailors. We were such innocents in March. This new thing call a pandemic was just beginning. We were going into shutdowns that were believed to solve the problem if only we would shelter in place for a few weeks. Surely this would all be over by summer, right?

As I watched all kinds of fun plans melt off of my calendar, I wondered what I could still do. In the spring, I was just taking up sculling on the lake. Would that be allowed? How about riding horses? Water skiing? Hiking?

The Big Box of Memories

A few weeks ago, I made my first long trip since the virus lockdowns. It was time to sell my Dad’s prized car collection and the entire family was getting together to celebrate and commiserate. While in town, I went over to the garage where he had kept his collection. The “car shack” now houses […]

Knowledge is Free; Application Priceless

Scrolling through pictures on my phone recently, I ran across photos of a long-forgotten brainstorming session on the whiteboard in my retreat center. These words jumped out at me: Knowledge Free Application Priceless Knowing how to do something and actually doing it are worlds apart. When I watched the movie Ghost all those years ago, […]

I Just Want Peace

Note: Today I’m sharing an excerpt from a book I’m writing titled Dancing the Tightrope. My first time to have a coach happened through the back door. The company did not offer it; in this case, I had found her through a series of serendipitous events. Since I was hiring her, my interests and hers […]

We Live In Good Times

Our air conditioner went on the blink this last week. After a lightning strike a couple of weeks ago, we are slowly discovering the damage. Before you worry if we had to sweat our way through the extreme heat, it wasn’t that. Instead of a hot house, we woke to 63 degrees. Brrrrr. As I […]

Here we go…again

Originally posted March 2017 What is the thing we want more than anything else in the world – and yet we don’t want it at all? In my experience, that would be change. It’s as if our brains somehow think that the order of the universe is stability and equilibrium. Nothing could be further from […]

Multiple Balancing Acts

When I was a kid, my parents tolerated a months-long obsession with balancing mobiles. A friend at a birthday party gave me a simple three bar hanging mobile as a gift, not knowing what this simple trinket would spark. After putting it together, we went to hang it from the ceiling of the room I […]

Free to Be: Now More Than Ever

Originally posted March 2016 I posted this blog four years ago, and in these times of the pandemic, this blog is even more relevant today.  It’s about reinvention and as the world is being reinvented in ways we have never seen and feels uncomfortable and abnormal, it’s important to remember something; reinvention IS normal.  I was speaking […]

Press On or Take a Break

Originally Published: Feb 2020   Once again, it took skiing to remind me of a core business principle.  In this case, it’s the principle that in many cases you must “go slow to go fast.” The idea is simple – if you take a pause rather than working as if you are living in a […]