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Are You a Spider or an Ant?

Are you a spider or an ant? Which insect do you resemble more? And which one do you aspire to be? I’m not talking about whether you live in a web or an anthill. But we can learn a lot … Read more

Opportunity Doesn’t Knock

You’ve heard the phrase “Opportunity never knocks twice.” But I take issue with that phrase. Opportunity doesn’t knock on your door. If you’re waiting in your house for opportunity to knock then you’ll never meet it when it’s walking down … Read more

How Do You Define Yourself?

What makes you you? When someone says to you, “Tell me about yourself,” what do you say? Are you the profession you chose? Are you the organizations that you belong to? Or are you your ethnicity? What is it that … Read more

An Eight-Point Checklist for a Healthy Outlook

The thoughts that fill your head will affect how you live your life. How you think will determine not only how you act, but also how you see the world. What you think will define your outlook and who you … Read more

You Can Help Others Be Free

In the movie The Matrix (1999), the character Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) shares insights with his protégé Neo (Keanu Reeves) about what it means to be free and what it means to be captive: “Like everyone else you were born into … Read more

Do You Have a Short-Term or Long-Term Outlook?

About 20 years ago I tried starting a business. It didn’t work out. I thought I was doing all the right things, but ultimately it just didn’t take off. But in analyzing why it didn’t work out, I discovered something … Read more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Faith

I hear people say all the time that you just need to “have faith.” But what does that mean? And more importantly, why does it matter? If properly applied, faith can be a powerful force, but many people don’t understand … Read more

How Does Diversity Play into Hiring the Right Team?

Assembling the right team is essential to having a thriving workplace. It is important to know what you need when hiring your key positions. Unless you are extremely self-aware, you might not know what you need to balance out your … Read more

Change Your Self-Talk to Change Your Life

What you expect will come your way. It is a biblical principle: you will become whatever you believe in your heart (Proverbs 23:7). You won’t be able to change your life until you change your self-talk. Fear and faith are … Read more

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Soon after my book Dear Boss: What Your Employees Wish You Knew became a #1 best seller in three categories, my thinking went into a downward spiral. I developed a defeatist attitude about the book, about myself, and about life. … Read more