Buckle Up

“*Ding* You are now free to move about the cabin.” – Airline Pilot The favorite phrase of any regular traveler is, “You are now free to move about the cabin.” Phew! Finally! We’ve reached our “cruising altitude,” and the...

Past Reflections

“Life is not happening to you. It’s happening BECAUSE of you.” – Dr. Benjamin Hardy. Do you ever consider your past when you think of planning and achieving goals in the present and future? Or does reminiscing cause you pain and heartache? Rarely do...

Plan Like Evander Hollyfield

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson. That now-famous quote by Mike Tyson came before his fight with Evander Holyfield when asked about Evander’s fight plan. The plan? Bully the bully and push him back. Fight...

United We Stand

We see it in the news every day. Division. The media, politicians, powers that be, and the dreaded “THEY” all want us divided by race, color, gender, religion, and political parties. Pick a subject, and it can be divided into two sides, ready to battle against each...

Revolutionary Trust

“If people like you, they will listen to you. But if they trust you, they will do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar If you’ve read or heard of Patrick Lenciono’s “The Five Disfunctions of a Team,” you know that Trust is the...

Successful Projects

It’s like a dinosaur. We’ve heard about them, seen them in the movies. But do they really exist? PERFECT PROJECTS. The retiring staff talks about them all the time. “Back in my day, we didn’t have change orders. We hand-drew everything and never received ONE RFI. And...

I Had a Dream

I had a dream the other night. Not like a Martin Luther King, Jr. dream. I’m not that great of a person….yet. The dream was a recurring one. There are three recurring dreams I regularly have. I’m in a fistfight with someone. And it’s not a...

Opportunity Knocks

Do you ever get FOMO? You know, fear of missing out? That gut feeling that says, “Man, I shoulda did that thing with that guy, and I bet I’d be making millions right now!” Opportunities can come in many ways. The biggest challenge is finding which opportunity is right...

Overcoming Challenges

Make no mistake about it. Life is difficult. At some point in your life, you have faced many challenges. And what seems like a challenge to you may be a cake walk to your neighbor. Regardless, your challenge is yours, and it feels overwhelming at the time. The big...

Revolutionary Ethics

“Hey Bob, what do you think about ABC getting that big hotel job down the street?” “Oh man, those guys are really going to screw the pooch on that one! They can’t tell their ass from a hole in the ground. John at WHA will figure that out quickly when ABC can’t meet...