4 Lessons Humans Can Learn from Puppies

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in General | 2 comments

Professor Puppy One of the happiest days of my life was when I brought home Bruno, a dog of my very own. I couldn’t wait to teach Bruno so many tricks that he would be the envy of every other dog and dog owner. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that it would be Bruno doing the teaching while I did the learning.  Bruno is long gone, and I’ve been dogless for too many years. So I recently brought home Lulu the Lovable Labradoodle to fill the dog-shaped hole in my heart. Not surprisingly, in the short time since she’s joined our home, she’s already been...

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Invest Like a Successful Leader

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in General, Leadership | 0 comments

Talking with several financial successful business owners and leaders over dinner, the discussion started on how to invest in solar and wind energy before straying onto another energy investment: emotional energy. Invest In The Right Things If I’m honest, my earliest pictures of success look a lot like Daddy Warbucks and Ebenezer Scrooge, two guys known for stinginess with both time and money. As a child watching these make-believe characters, I assumed that selfishness had a hand in their make-believe successes. But I heard something very different from non-fictional successful...

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So Sorry About the Emails!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in General | 0 comments

Sometimes growth can come with pain. We are developing a new website to be launched soon, which led to a glitch causing a painful amount of emails to escape from the test environment into our subscribers’ inboxes today! We’re so sorry, and the issue has been resolved! We hope to connect very soon–but with a REAL blog post. Signed –The Scott...

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What Color Are Your Glasses?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Engagement, General, Happiness | 0 comments

When someone asks, “How’s it going today?” you can say “It’s Heaven!” or “It’s Hell!” And you know what? You’ll be right.

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The Temptation of Easy

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in General | 1 comment

Yesterday I ran the Occoneechee Mountain Trail near my house. It’s not really a mountain as much as a series of switchbacks and a couple of moderately steep hills, the type that require me to scramble forward with my butt low and stuck out like I’m entering a Kardashian backside-lookalike contest. On the steepest ascent, a man passed me coming down the hill I was slowly climbing. As he got near, he said something that is the subject of this blog: “It’s Easier Coming Down” I spent the remainder of my run thinking about that statement, and I concluded that while it usually is...

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Your Work, Your Self-Portrait

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Just like art is a reflection of the artist, work is a reflection of the worker. What does the quality of your work say about your value as well as what you value? Does it fill you with pride at the end of your day because you know that you did your best? If everyone followed you’re example, would your organization be more profitable, your customers more satisfied, and your coworkers more engaged?

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