The Business of NO

NO… You’re too fat.  You’re too small.  You’re not talented enough.  You’re not attractive enough.  You don’t have the right training.  You didn’t go to college.  The competition is too steep.  The market is crowded.  You’re a female.  You’re a male.  People wouldn’t believe you.  People don’t like you.  You’re a screw up.  You’ve made […]

Quality Questions Quality Life

When we’re a baby, we’re asked “baby questions” like, “Who’s a happy boy/girl?  Does somebody have a dirty diaper?  Can you say mommy/daddy?  Say, who is that?  Who is that?”, and on, and on, and on it goes.  They’re appropriate, or so we tell ourselves, because they’re age appropriate.  Babies are these brand spankin’ new […]

LOST IN A FIELD OF FOUR LEAF CLOVERS

I don’t know what brought it on, but lately, when my daughter goes outside to play, she makes it her mission to find a four leaf clover.  Besides it being obvious evidence that my yard is probably in need of a good weed and feed, I found myself learning a lesson from the whole thing. […]

The Race Against Fear

” Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.” I’m a distance runner.  I often feel that, more than anything, the race is against myself, […]

MOVING FORWARD

I’m scared of failing.  I’m afraid it won’t work.  What if it doesn’t work?  I don’t want to let my family down.  I don’t want to let myself down.  I don’t know if it’s a good idea.  The market may say no.  Somebody’s already doing it.  I’m too old.  I’m too young.  I don’t have […]