When I was a kid, and poor, my parents and I would each have half a grapefruit at breakfast at times. After eating the flesh, and scraping the sides, we'd squeeze the rind over a spoon to extract the remaining
There are two equally dysfunctional extremes. One is to believe you have no control, and the other is to believe you have more control than you actually do. Be realistic and you'll acquire power and influence. Be unrealistic and you'll
When I ask a coaching client why he or she did not make the calls for referral business we had agreed upon:
• I was occupied with updating my computer software.
• I thought I should delay it, the holidays are only
I used to laboriously write down serial numbers using a flashlight, under my desk, for parts I needed to replace on certain equipment until I saw someone do this by simply taking a photo with their phone.
It's amazing how stupid
If we had listened to the weather predictions, we wouldn't have bothered to come on this vacation: prediction of thunderstorms every day. But it hasn't rained once and the weather is great.
If you listen to the idiots telling you that
There's the old, weary story about one person who says he's laying bricks and the other who says, "I'm building a cathedral." The idea is supposedly that you're more motivated when recognizing a larger purpose. But my reaction has always