Welcome to the "Self-Improvement" Category

What’s the Anchor Holding You Back?

I’m no naval expert, nor do I have any special knowledge about hanging stuff on walls. And I’m guessing you’re probably in the same boat. I’m also guessing that you know that the main purpose of an anchor is to hold something in place. This can be a good thing in the case of artwork […]

5 Keys to a Successful “You-Turn”

Last month we took a little detour from personal growth and finances to corporate growth and finances when I wrote about the 5 keys to a successful turnaround. What I have realized, though, is that those same principles also apply to our personal lives. This is particularly true if you are trying to lead a […]

Do Something to Stand Out

I have the great fortune of being able to work with many very capable young adults and students. Whether it’s through volunteer activities such as the non-profit corporation I lead, or through my day job as a Professional Engineer, I have the opportunity to influence and be influenced by the next crop of star employees […]

A Tribute to Future You

Death and destruction are everywhere. And it Sucks. With a capital S. But what will you do about that? Today’s post is unfortunately partly “inspired” by many recent tragedies. I am almost always one of the most energic, optimistic people in the room at any given time. However, as I work through the process of […]

Don’t Give 100% at Work

Am I nuts? Why on earth would I ever recommend not giving it your “all” at work? And furthermore, why on earth would I ever publicly denounce giving it your “all” at work? Well, the truth is, I’m not actually recommending that. You see, “don’t give 100%” does not mean don’t give your best effort. […]

Why the Rush? Add Margin to Your Life

Are you that guy zig-zagging through traffic, gunning it off the light in the hopes of making it across town a couple of minutes faster? (I’m ashamed to admit that that’s me sometimes.) Constantly checking emails on your phone even when you’re eating dinner with family or friends? (Definitely won some awards on that one.) […]