Category Archive: Encouragement

When People Think Differently About Themselves

Over the years, I’ve asked leaders to tell me about a tipping point in their lives. They typically give me the same answer. The question goes something like, “Tell me about a time… Continue reading

Why Stephen King Felt Ashamed

Miss Hisler summoned Stephen King to the principal’s office because he had written and sold a horror story to his classmates. He earned over nine dollars in one day. Each copy went for… Continue reading

7 Simple Things That Strengthen Clarity During Complexity

When complexities fill your mind, worry weakens your knees. Complexity drives out clarity. Shadows become reality. Dread dilutes ability. Anxiety displaces confidence. Feeling overwhelmed is inevitable when complexity banishes simplicity. Any fool can… Continue reading

The 5 Best Four-Letter Words Leaders Can Practice Today

Remarkable success begins simply. Fools make simple things complicated. Complexity leads to confusion. Confusion produces anxiety. Anxiety creates insecurity. Insecurity leads to stagnation. The 5 best four-letter words for leaders #1. Kind Unkindness… Continue reading

7 Ways to Be a Happy Leader Today

Life at an amusement park gets boring. A party every night turns to monotony. The pursuit of frivolous happiness inevitably evolves from delight to boredom to burden. A busy life is not necessarily… Continue reading

The Joyful Pleasures and Shameful Permissions of Comparison

They say you shouldn’t compare yourself with others, but sometimes comparing is unblemished enjoyment. When your car outshines your neighbor’s, talking about cars is pleasurable, for example. Pleasure of comparison: On a trip… Continue reading