"Character- the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life- is the source from which self-respect springs." ~ Joan Didion That quote hit me like a punch in the face when I first read it. At once I understood and agreed with what she meant, but I also felt accused and chastised. I suppose that… Continue reading Tough Love: Stop Whining and Take Responsibility
In times of stress look for the why Ever have one of those weeks where everything just seems to be falling your way. You sleep great. The kids actually seem to be behaving. Nothing in the house breaks down or stops working. Your colleagues are agreeable and your boss notices the solid work you've been… Continue reading Adversity Builds Character
Things happen. It’s the way of the world. As much as we’d like to be able to go back in time and remake the world according to our likes and preferences that just isn’t possible. (At least not yet. I’m sure Elon Musk must have something cooking along these lines.) So now what? If we… Continue reading Career Resiliency: Plan for the worst
The year:1992 The place: Assumption College, Worcester, MA The class: Comparative Literature That is where my love for the classics first began. I can remember sitting in that room like it was yesterday. I had never had a proper introduction to the works of ancient Rome and Greece in high school, so it was up… Continue reading Seneca for the CEO Set
Ever since I was a kid I have had a fascination with George Washington. If I think back to childhood I think it all started with a humble plaque situated in the center of my home town announcing the passage of Henry Knox through town on his way to General Washington's encampment. Or maybe… Continue reading Management 101: Are you a manager of metrics, or a leader of men?
Success: noun 1. the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Success is one of those slippery terms that seems to mean different things to different people. That is O.K., but if you are going to go after it, you'd better have a clear sense of what it means to you. What is it you are… Continue reading Top 5 Quotes on Success: Explained