Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Do you know your worth?

How much does our environment affect our self-worth? Maybe more than we care to admit.

Okay, I'll own this. More than I care to admit.

But what if we could stay focused on our goals, our missions, even our dreams, while still being ignored, criticized, or even vilified? Possible?


But how?

This month's Thought Particles (a business newsletter I write each month for LightQuest Media) conquers this very topic. And conquers it with a fedora, bright red lipstick, and a serious case of self-worth.

Find out how you can, too.

The lipstick is optional.

Friday, March 20, 2015

When putting your best foot forward, watch where you step.

Gene said everything always works out in the end. I wondered what was this elusive end and where was it hiding.

Come out, come out, wherever you are.

"You think about it." He shifted in his office chair, settling into the squeak of it, with that all-is-right-with-the-world expression I've come to expect on his face. "Doesn't it usually all work out in the end?"

A few days later I dropped a jar of apple sauce smashing it into a million microscopic pieces, one of which I found by stepping on it and shoving it into my foot. Hours of limping later, the glass worked out in the end.

He was on to something. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Will a little Bibi go a long way?

There's little in this world more beautiful than a man with purpose walking into a room. Trust me on this. I study walks. It's creepy, for sure, but I do.

I'm not talking about power. It's certainly not about arrogance. It isn't even about the actual body motion - the length of his steps or swing of his arms. It's about certainty. Always certainty. Whether the crowd goes wild in support or repugnance.

If you want to find good examples of leadership, first watch the walk.

Benjamin Netanyahu entered Congress today with just such a walk. You couldn't say the man has a stroll or stride, swagger or saunter. It doesn't matter in the least. He walked in with a clearly defined purpose: to defend western civilization against a real threat.

It was Churchill time. A calling out of the stark reality and a call for action while action can still be taken.

I'm not a doomsayer. And I'm no political mastermind. But if you want a glimpse into our future, push play.