Never Quit!

Never Quit!

The Chinese bamboo remains underground for 60 months- five years of unwitnessed effort, energy, and preparation. And at its perfect moment, this member of the grass family bursts forth into the light. It shoots skyward- up to three feet every 24 hours. Forty-five days...
Control the Context

Control the Context

When still a junior politician, Julius Caesar was captured by Sicilian pirates. According to the Greek biographer Plutarch, the pirates demanded a ransom of 20 talents of silver (about $600,000). Caesar’s context was a bit different. He felt he was worth more. He...
Let Your Swing Find You

Let Your Swing Find You

This past Saturday was gorgeous- a beautiful sunny morning at our hacienda in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. Though we’re near the equator, our 10,000-foot elevation renders evenings a bit chilly. We love our fireplace! Ecuadorian friends keep us supplied with...
20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision

For many of us, this is the first “work” day of the new year…of the new decade for that matter. For those of us who choose to make it so, 2020 will be a turning point. A chance to decide what’s important and worth working for. A chance not for ‘resolution’, but for...
Resolution or Commitment?

Resolution or Commitment?

I’m on vacation until next year. We’ve been traveling through Ecuador, currently in Banos. Day after tomorrow we’re moving onto Mindo, where we’ll celebrate the entrance of 2020 with fireworks and effigies. Since mostly what I do is work (a...
How to Change the World (one simple step)

How to Change the World (one simple step)

Historian Will Durant often wrote that despite tremendous growth in knowledge over 5,000 years of human history, wisdom is little changed. Small wonder. The latest research in neuroscience reveals that 90 percent of the thoughts each of us has every day are the same....
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