A License to be Happy

I just saw one of those old, tired “motivational” platitudes, posted on Linkedin:  It reads, “Tell me I can’t do it and I’ll show you I can.”  Show who?  Who is this “you”?  Who gives a shit? Where does this phantom “you” get such bullshit, gas-lighting authority and judgement to call us out? Well, the … Continue reading A License to be Happy

Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat

We’ve done everything right.  We played our cards not only right, but righteously.  We communicated, contributed, brought value to every interaction, dotted all the I’s and crossed every T.  We invested time, money, skill, and expertise into this, with a world of experience, far wider and deeper than the other players.  Everything is going as … Continue reading Never Want Something Too Much and How to Manage a Bad Beat

Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins

I’m superman.  Always have been.  But, having two major surgeries this year, due to the superman antics I’ve done with my body all my life has me reflecting a bit. I had some quiet time yesterday and as I sat, sipping bourbon, my life thus far came flooding out of me and into my note … Continue reading Goals are Useless: Reflections on Life, Success, and Happiness, with a Special Appearance from the Seven Deadly Sins