Category: Thoughts

  • Some thoughts on Creating Expertise

    Expertise is an interesting topic. One might visit my website and see that I frequently reference creating expertise, at the same time they find a variety of topics spoken about on this site. At one point, I was convinced if I wanted to become an expert I needed to focus on just one subject professionally.…

  • Preparation for success is most of the victory

    For many, the last day and first day of the year is a day for gathering with family and friends. For me and those I often spend this time of year with, games are an important part of the festivities. I love board games, I love the strategic nature of testing myself against the games.…

  • The Deception of Multi-tasking

    Multi-tasking is one of those things that sounds like a good idea at first glance but upon consideration loses its credibility when looking at real-world examples. The premise is that there are opportunities where two separate tasks can be done at the same time allowing for more tasks knocked off the todo list. The truth…

  • I don’t mind failure.

    I read lots of thoughtful posts and memes about— “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ― Thomas A. Edison I really need to find the source on that, I like to often quote Abe Lincoln and his “You can trust everything you find on the internet” proclamation. Not that I…

  • Goals: Failure allows our success to be attainable.

    Goals: Failure allows our success to be attainable.

    We often joke about not setting goals to avoid setting ourselves up for failure. I have failed before, more than once—and at times I earned that failure. I know how failure feels. I have succeeded before, more than once—and at times I earned that success. I know how success feels. It is true that failure,…

  • Defined by Goals

    Defined by Goals

    One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ was his response. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter. ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Defined goals are critical to…

  • Why are small business owners not using social media?

    Why are small business owners not using social media?

    When I started my first business, not many people used the web. Google was not there for me, no Facebook Fan Pages, no Twitter, no Instagram, and no Foursquare check-in. Social media… what was that? TV ads, print ads, and direct mail were expensive for me to run long campaigns. Not a lot of inexpensive…