Whom Can I Blame?
Let me explain the trouble with the mindless pursuit of blaming "big business, Wall Street, greedy companies, politics" and so forth: This kind of conspiratorial thinking removes any accountability from individuals and conveniently blames some amorphous "other." Who elects those people?
Giving Up on the Professional Level
Tom Brady and the Patriots came back from being 25 points down at the half in the Super Bowl. They went on to win in overtime. Every player on the field said later that they were confident they could come
Here’s A Tip
Let's say your dinner bill is $142. The first two numbers are ten percent (14) and you double that for 20 percent (28) and you add that as your tip for a total of $170. I leave 20% as a
Off to the Races
Our German Shepherd puppy, Royce, goes to school twice a week. I take him in our pickup truck. Normally, I only use it around town to take the dogs for coffee or pick up food for the ducks and geese,
And Now the News
I am shocked when I recommend that people read the Wall Street Journal daily to best understand the business environment—and which also has excellent arts and sports sections—and the response is that it's too much trouble. I read it when I
You Want to Save Time? Try Studying
"Fake it 'till you make it." We're always looking for shortcuts. I remember some of the kids in college constantly trying to get copies of the exams or arranging to cheat with others during the tests. They worked harder than those
Pick Up the Damn Check
No matter how successful you are, you still might possess a poverty/scarcity mentality. That means that you continue to look at everything as a cost instead of an investment. It means you've never been able to "shake" the original feelings
After egregious warnings about not to venture out, not to travel, and basically to hibernate because of the brutal storm coming, we wound up with ZERO snow. Nada. Nothing. Be careful to whom you listen, and don't even believe them completely.
Every day people on social media are trying to perpetuate the myth that successful people achieved their success by cheating, stealing, and "privilege." They pay zero attention to hard work and talent (because these are not qualities they possess). I
Did You See Those People Break Into the Line Right After We Did? Cheaters!
Somehow, when people are complaining about sexism, or racism, or ageism, or ableism, or any other "ism," while using biased and pejorative accusations themselves, their argument loses its impact. Have you ever noticed that those who rail the most about others'