Button it!

Button it!

Never miss a good opportunity to shut up.” – Judge Roy Bean If you don’t know Michael Keaton’s fine performance as Billy Blazowski, do yourself a favor: stop reading, watch Night Shift, and then we can talk. Specifically, look for a scene where “Billy Blaze”...
Watch Your Ass – Aesop Paraphrased

Watch Your Ass – Aesop Paraphrased

Fridays posts always have a different tone – hopefully the “ass” didn’t scare you off.A man and his son were walking the family donkey to market when they heard an onlooker chastise them, “Fools, why walk when you have an animal to...
Motivation vs. Innovation

Motivation vs. Innovation

I had an interesting and important epiphany while preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement.In our last conversation, the client mentioned the term “motivational speaker” when discussing the gig – this phrasing gave me an immediate shudder, as it...

The Costanza Principle of Communication

“Jerry remember; It’s not a lie if you believe it.” – George Costanza (Jason Alexander) Why do we do it? Half-truths, soft-sells, euphemisms, white lies, and whoppers. Some do it more than others; some are more comfortable doing it than others,...

Little League & The Small Things….

Fridays are great days for humanizing the ol’ blog post. Appropriately qualified, I still won’t bore you with a hokey message about the lessons I learn in Little League each and every season & how they apply to life in general. You know those blogs?...

Lost in Your Translation

Words mean something. We are forever reminded of this, whether it be a tersely interpreted email, an emotional outburst at your child, or any number of recorded gaffes that become internet memes for the ages. The advent of social media as an additional communication...