Some Priestly Hypocrisy
I heard a priest the other evening at a Lenten "mission" where various aspects of the church's beliefs are explained. At one point he said that we all must work to improve the church, and that the priesthood was not
Are You Here to Help or Complain About Helping?
I was reading on social media about someone complaining about a charity event where she volunteered to help, where it cost her $40 for gas, and she charged them for her raw materials (balloons), and had to walk across the
Want to Learn How to Make Love? Read this Book.
Raise your hand if you learned to ride a bike, or to ski, or scuba dive, fly a plane, or perform surgery by reading a book. I've done all these things except the surgery (unless you count splinter removal) and
Funny, You Look Like A Waiter
A bartender took great pride in explaining to some people at the bar the minute differences in certain kinds of bourbon, as if he were a liquor connoisseur.. (One you have a glass of bourbon you don't really appreciate distinctions
A Little Gas
The price of premium gas this morning in Germany is $9.29. It's about $4.90 a mile from my house. Maybe what we need is a little perspective and the intelligence and resilience to deal with life's problems. Complaining and blaming, the last
If You Think I’m “Expensive” Try Mediocrity
The great irony is that the people who tell me an offering is too expensive or shipping a book to them costs too much are the ones who need my help the most but won't invest in it. They see
Why Should You Use Me? Ah, Good Question….
The time to make the "sale" is before you ever enter the buyer's office. The first sale is to yourself. A great many people lose the sale before ever walking into the buyer's office. They're focused on how to prove
Sorry, We Do Not Need A BlackBerry Technician
I've just received an unsolicited resume from a guy who's obviously sending out blasts of them by email, no matter how irrelevant the recipient. In an age when companies are desperately seeking talent, if you have to resort to the
There are myriad people on social media who do nothing but publish platitudes out of fortune cookies or Successories catalogs. Let me review some: • You can't get out of your own skin, so get comfortable in it. • If you don't
I'm getting a bit weary of people complaining about their clients not returning calls, or Zoom not having enough features, or the flaws in the new iPhone, or tough life of hotels and airplanes. I spent an hour or so on