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Imagine you take your bike out for a ride on a hot summer day. Anticipating you’ll get thirsty, you bring along a water bottle, but you forget to fill it. The bottle is present, but it’s useless. The same applies to ourselves. Unless our cup is full, we have nothing to share with others. This […]
Think back to the last time you complimented a child. Do you remember how their eyes lit up? Think back to the last time someone gave you a compliment that made you feel this way. How long ago was that? Learning to give sincere and constructive compliments is a small change that has a huge […]
Stop Waiting for Retirement – Start Chasing Your Dreams Part VII What is the number one thing you are looking forward to in retirement? Are you doing that thing now? If you answered yes, you’re on the right track. It took me way too long to figure this out. As I explained in […]
Stop Waiting for Retirement – Start Chasing Your Dreams Part VI Who in your life sharpens you? Who are you helping take shape? Jer recently discovered a hidden talent for creating beautiful and functional art. One of the art forms he studied is blacksmithing. He finds immense pleasure in the labor-intensive process of […]
It happens to the best of us. We’re working to create positive change in our lives and someone criticizes what we are doing. We begin to question the value of our project, or worse, the value of ourselves. It’s painful to feel rejected. It’s easy to dwell, and stew, and play the victim. But […]