What Would You Exchange Today for Deeper Relationships?

An acquaintance once remarked to me “Who needs friends, when you have work!” That tongue in cheek remark was memorable because there was a nugget of truth embedded in it. So, why not face it rather than side step the fact that we are relational. Sure, some of us more so than others, but, we ...

Who Is On Your Support Team?

Did you ever think about your team of support personnel? You probably have an accountant, an attorney, doctor(s), a hairstylist, a barista, and a trainer at the gym. I am sure that some of you may also have specialists such as nutritionists, tutors, and maybe even a sommelier or a plumber that you consider to ...

Life’s Thrill Terror Exchange Is Constant

It was a perfectly calm, hot Montana summer afternoon. I was lounging in our sailboat’s cockpit, enjoying the nothingness that enveloped Lakeside Bay. The mainsail hung slack on the mast above me, as the boat veered aimlessly in the wake of passing ski boats. We had just finished lunch, and my wife was snoozing on ...

The Pitfalls Of Exchanging Your Principles

It has become an all too common theme. Corporate principals are compromised at every turn: A bank rigs LIBOR rates. Principle is laid waste for profit. An auto manufacturer programs deceit into their emissions control software. Principle is exchanged for ambition in the race to be number one. A politician sacrifices a long held principal under ...