What is Your Team’s Us of Identity?

March 21, 2021

In a recent conversation with a friend, he shared his experience as a member of two different peer advisor business groups. My friend was saying that the second group seemed to lack the intimacy of the first. When we dug deeper and explored the differences between the two, here is what we uncovered. The first … Read More

Glory Days, Don’t Let Them Pass You By…

March 14, 2021

Thank you, Bruce Springsteen, for this quote. It seems today that the chorus of “glory days” conversation has increased. Perhaps it is because of Covid-19, or larger than that, a longing for the perceived pace of the past? My response to this is, the glory days were only golden in retrospect. Every period has had … Read More

You Pivot™: That Which Does Not Kill Us…

March 7, 2021

Friedrich Nietzsche’s full quote from 1888, “Out of life’s school of war — What does not kill me makes me stronger.”  This quote came to mind as I was listening to Henry tell me his story. Perhaps it will resonate for you as well. Henry grew up in a middle-class home where his parents sacrificed … Read More

Leadership Quote: We can learn a lot from Crayons…

February 28, 2021

We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box. Robert Fulghum

Ending Is Beginning

February 21, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I asked the question: How Do You Know When It Is Time To Go? I received so many responses that I was inspired to write this Part II. When a new client begins my You Pivot™ Program, I recommend a couple of books, one of which is Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry … Read More

The Secret of Life…

February 14, 2021

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time There ain’t nothing to it Any fool can do it Nobody knows how we got to The top of the hill But since we’re on our way down We might as well enjoy the ride James Taylor As I reflect on James’ words, I am … Read More

YOU PIVOT™: Father Doesn’t Always Know Best

February 7, 2021

After conducting these interviews and writing these YOU PIVOT™ stories for nearly a year now, a common theme for the men I’ve interviewed is a choice to follow Dad’s career path. This choice has worked well for some, reference Flunking Retirement: Marsh’s story of following his dad into the military And for others, like Darnell, not so … Read More

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Go?

January 24, 2021

Whether you are a business owner, a professional manager, an advisor, or anyone engaged in an enterprise for an extended time – how do you know when it is time to go? “Nothing is forever,” the saying goes, and yet sometimes, perhaps even frequently, we stay too long. We watch professional athletes stay past their … Read More