Category Archive: Optimism

One Strategy to Pop the Cork on Stress

It’s great to have someone show interest in you. A friend, Richard Croad from New Zealand, just asked about highlights I have experienced over the last couple years. Lot’s of highlights come to mind.… Continue reading

10 Ways to Show Up as a Positive Leader When the House is on Fire

Good Afternoon Dan, So here is my question. I would love some advice on, how the heck can I get myself to show up as a positive leader day-to-day. (This reader’s question was… Continue reading

How to Overcome Dingbat Ideas

Our grandchildren love hearing mimi and poppi say, “Ya Dingbat.” I call myself dingbat. I say, “Ya dingbat,” to mimi and she calls me dingbat. I enjoy calling the grandchildren dingbats. Someone has… Continue reading

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear. I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. 10 ways to start your day like a leader. Take two minutes this morning… Continue reading

Mary Poppins Was Wrong About a Spoonful of Sugar

Mary Poppins was wrong. It takes a truck-load of sugar to sweeten a spoonful of sour. Sour grows and intensifies apart from intervention. Apart from intervention, sour consumes sweetness and moves to its next… Continue reading

Secret Sauce: Daydream Your Way to Success

Negativity is the ability to dream up problems aggravated by the inability to imagine solutions. You might have a leadership position, but you can’t actually lead until you can daydream. Everything is first… Continue reading