Reserved Seating

Maybe the problem is not them…or it…or him…or her. Maybe the problem is you and your desperate fight to keep your front row, reserved seat. Not that there is anything wrong with you. You just want to have your needs met. You need to be recognized, preferred, esteemed, increased, remembered, set above others, noticed and […]

Quitting- 5 Reasons to Quit

“Over? It’s not over!  Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”– Bluto. Animal House, 1978 I am a quitter.  There.  I said it. I was a freshman at a small private college 21 years ago.  This college had three or four “fraternities” and a few “sororities”.  These organizations were not the big organized […]

3 Things To Thank A Entrepreneur For This Week

This is the Chamber Small Business Week here in Columbus, GA. The message is simple…Thank you. They own the coffee shop, the dry cleaners, the doctor’s office and the pharmacy.  They also own the guts to do the things that most of us don’t have the guts to do. I have the opportunity to work […]

Four Things I Learned From Ruben’s List

Reuben: Look, we all go way back and uh, I owe you from the thing with the guy in the place and I’ll never forget it. Danny: That was our pleasure. Rusty: I’d never been to Belize. -Oceans 11, (2001) One of my favorite movies is Oceans 11.  Two convicts put together a team of […]

Rough Spots

“A display of golf balls that spanned many years reveled how they were transformed by the addition of one significant element. The first golf balls manufactured had smooth covers. A young, avid golfer experiencing financial difficulties played with a beat up golf ball. His playing partners noticed their smooth covered balls did not fly as […]

Digging Holes

“A farmer, while sitting on his porch, noticed a highway department truck pulling over to the shoulder of the road. A man got out, dug a sizable hole in the ditch, and got back into the vehicle. A few minutes later, the other occupant of the truck got out, filled up the hole, tamped the […]