Category Archive: Personal Growth

A Fortuitous Encounter Changed a Life

Ted had a penchant for embellishing the stories he told about himself. The number of times his first book was rejected ranged from 20 to 43. The actual number was probably 27. Ted… Continue reading

Dear Dan – I Feel Caught Between the Boss and Fellow Employees

Dear Dan, I wonder if you could provide me some guidance with what I call “The curse of the middleman.” I’m a member of two teams. The team of leaders that run our… Continue reading

You Have More Than you Think – Turkey’s Revenge

We were poor college students, over 1,600 miles from home, when my wife and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving. I’ll never forget how proud we felt to host Dave Tricky, a fellow student,… Continue reading

How to Navigate Stress in a Storm

Sailors don’t resist the wind. You can’t deal with the storm until you acknowledge the wind. Fretting over things beyond your control is impotence stressing over incompetence. The worst stress comes from resisting… Continue reading

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude when You Don’t Feel Grateful

If you believe ingratitude creates a bright feature, good luck. Ingratitude is toxic to you and destructive to your future. Gratitude delivers unequalled benefit. Wellbeing: The Big Five have been used for years… Continue reading

How Managers Become Leaders

Only 1 in 10 managers actually have the talent to manage. But lacing on leadership shoes is like discovering you’re lactose intolerant after devouring a container of ice cream. Leaders manage and managers… Continue reading