Goals

What Is Good Culture and Why Is It Important?

I attended a conference recently when someone asked me, “What exactly is a good culture?” That was a great question, considering that a lot of people don’t understand what it is or why it is important. And here was my … Read more

How Will You Change You in 2020?

As you think through what you want to do differently in the new year, it’s important to think through how you will change you in 2020. You can’t change your circumstances until you change yourself. Doing the same thing over … Read more

The Goal is the Pursuit, Not the Goal

Here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where I live, we have horses on our property. But these horses are skittish. If you approach one of the horses by walking toward it, the horse will run away from you. It … Read more

How to Achieve Victory in Pursuing Your Dreams

Lately I have been reading, among other books, The Wright Brothers by David McCollough. He is my favorite writer, as I have read all four of his presidential biographies on John Adams, Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt, and George Washington. The painstaking … Read more

Start Over by Being Brutally Honest with Yourself

At the beginning of the year, I did an analysis of my year. I looked at how the past year stacked up. I reviewed my goals for the year and determined how I did. Not all were wins or losses: … Read more

How Will You Change You in 2019?

As you think through what you want to do differently in the coming year, it’s important to think through how you will change you in 2019. You can’t change your circumstances until you change yourself first. Doing the same thing … Read more

You Become in the Doing

People usually think that you have to have everything all mapped out before you can pursue your dreams, goals, and visions. Many people think that you have to anticipate every situation before you can begin. But if you do it … Read more

Do Not Worry About the Next Step

Many people want to move forward, but they are worried about making the next step. They are concerned that they will make a mistake. Or look foolish. Or both. But the only way to move forward is to be willing … Read more

Success May Not Be What You Think It Is

Success is not what people always think it is. As a result, success can be an elusive target to hit. Many people want to be successful, but they aren’t willing to do what it requires. Success is not a one … Read more

Six Keys to a Thoughtful Strategic Plan

Whatever business you are in, I believe it is mandatory for every company to have a thoughtful strategic plan. When your day-to-day work becomes overwhelming, you need to have a plan that will keep you focused on where you want … Read more