The great Summer of 2012

Is it idiotic to put yourself out there as an easy target for the dart throwers?

Florida Senate debate
the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree (Chapin Noel in mock Senate debate, May 2012)

As boundary-pushers and other professional antagonists fully understand, we become a target for all the career naysayers and folks living in mediocrity-ville.

When you least expect it, a voice in the night will tell you, “It’s not who you are. It’s not what you do. It’s not what you have. It’s only about who you love and who loves you.”

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PS. Let them be the reason you push. Never forget that.

No really

100,000 Monthly Visitors?

Yes, We Should Aim High
Yes, We Should Aim High

“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

How big are your dreams? Who puts limitations on them? You? Others? Fear? Doubt?

When you refuse to quit and do the right things for the right reasons, you will surprise even yourself. Picasso was right, and I’ve been doing what I could not do.

But to be on the closer side of 100,000 monthly visits, is, well, now within reach.

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Am I The Only One?

Don’t Be

Do Not, Under Any Circumstances
Do Not, Under Any Circumstances

Yesterday was an awesome day.

How was yours?

Everyday should be an awesome day, even the ones that pin us down and make it difficult to breath.


Because that’s the way life works.

Pretending it doesn’t is foolish.

Don’t be an educated fool.


Slow And Steady Wins The Race
Slow And Steady Wins The Race

Determination. Perseverance. Dreams.

Everybody talks about how important perseverance is.  It’s no secret that without big dreams, determination, and steady, committed effort, leaders are doomed to mediocrity.

But when was the last time you told the story of your own success through perseverance?

And how about the time before that? And the one before that one?

Perseverance is a habit.  You either do it all the time, or you don’t do it at all.

And once you learn the habit of never giving up, you will also learn the habit of focusing on your purpose.

And when you finally discover your purpose, well, you know what happens next….

Cautious Loyalty?

Stairway to Organizational Heaven?
Stairway to Organizational Heaven?

Has it ever crossed your mind?

Loyalty. Organizational loyalty. The loyalty you show. The loyalty you receive.

And even if, for what ever reason, you question your current loyalty, where else would you go to find it?

Catch 22, isn’t it?

Here’s a provocative perspective from a business contact from LinkedIn.

Click here to read David Noer’s blog post: The Necessary Paradox of Cautious Loyalty.