Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

Check Mate

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Many years ago I read that Stephen R. Covey – he of the ‘Seven Habits’ – had a phone call every work night wherever he was to report out to a friend what he had and had not accomplished that day toward his stated goals. That approach resonates with me, so in March I began […]

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Tempus Fugit

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Tomorrow is the 40th Reunion of the Nolan Catholic High School Class of ’78. On one hand, it’s hard to believe four decades have come and gone since 172 students walked across the Will Rogers Auditorium stage in Fort Worth and received our diplomas. Then again, a lot happened during those 14,600 days. Marriages, children, […]

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Remember This

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

There was a time when my recall was sharp as a knife, especially sports. Name every Heisman Trophy winner. Check. What was Babe Ruth’s lifetime batting average? Easy. Who wore #14 on the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks? Got it. I could even hold my own with history. Who was Button Gwinnett? Know it. What were the […]

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Life Partners

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

My philosophy is you’re in pretty good shape if you have relationships with a/an: attorney, doctor, minister, banker, plumber, insurance agent, golfer and car dealer. With three kids equally divided in age, our strategy for autos was simple: the 2001 Toyota Camry I drove for many years would be handed down as they, in turn, […]

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Listen Hear

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

The past few months I ramped up efforts to listen to business podcasts. One of my favorites is ‘Freakonomics Radio’ with Stephen Dubner, co-author of the well-known book. Currently, he’s doing a series with CEO’s – and I listened to him interview Jack Welch, Indra Nooyi and Sir Richard Branson. Welch, the revered former head […]

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