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.) […]

Be the Agitator

While walking across the parking lot after work recently, a colleague asked me how my day went. I don’t normally write about work specifically. It’s a dangerous line to cross. In fact, I have many, many interesting things to say that would probably get me into varying degrees of trouble, so I’ll keep my mouth […]

What Do You Really Want?

You can’t have it all. There. Some nice encouraging words for the last Thursday morning of the year. I want to do a great job at work; be able to take time off whenever I wish; have time, energy and money to do fun family activities, volunteer, own investment real estate and renovate my house. […]

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours!

Merry Christmas! As we all (hopefully?) relax and spend quality time with family and friends this week, I would like to encourage you to take some time for yourself to reflect on your life. Are you happy with where you are? Is the road ahead bright and sunny? Or is there sadness and uncertainty clouding […]

Remembering Everyone’s Name: My Secret Revealed

It was a dark and stormy December night and I was holed up in the basement of some seedy downtown bar, surrounded by dozens of strangers. Everyone was staring at me. My reputation was on the line. Escape was futile. And then I pulled it off: Around the room I went, remembering everyone’s name with […]

Don’t Be Afraid, Be Accountable

Am I afraid of commitment or am I just a poser? On the surface, I’d like to think that I’m not afraid of commitment.  I can point to many examples of my own long-term commitments (my marriage, where I live and where I work, to name a few).  However, peel back the onion and it’s […]