Why Familiarity Rarely Breeds Contempt… There is an old saying: “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Yes, it’s true, familiarity can breed contempt. The longer we are around someone or something, the more inclined we are to find fault with it, but it rarely starts that way. Every day my friend ‘Debbi’ (changed name) and I would have […]
Jerry Seinfeld once shared, “At a funeral, most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.” Too true! That’s fear, yet most people say things like, “Oh, I’m not a good public speaker,” or “I wouldn’t know what to say…”. That’s FEAR talking…. I’ve had clients that know certain suggestions I make […]
I shared in my last post that my #1 rule for dealing with difficult people is DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY. And almost immediately, I heard real life war stories from many of you wonderful readers about your own struggles with difficult people. It is a touchy and subjective topic for sure. In my experience, there […]
The other day, a friend shared an industry newsletter that had many great ideas for sales, finding business partners, etcetera. One of these tips struck me as odd. Well, maybe not odd, just very limiting, especially if you didn’t know what the author meant by it…. It said, “Be formidable.” The problem with the article is […]
It’s inspiring to see someone succeed in bringing a dream into reality. In 2013, Diana Nyad, 64, made a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West despite strong currents, sharks and stinging jellyfish that had stopped her previous four attempts… not to mention blistering sun and salt water for nearly 53 hours, little food, throwing […]
In the give and take of a relationship, are you ALL give? Do you say “Yes” in an attempt to avoid the pain of saying “No?” Do you wish you had more time, more respect and didn’t lie awake at night kicking yourself that everybody else’s priorities are more important? Are Time “Vampires” […]
Recently I had the opportunity to meet Mary Ann Masur Singer. She shares these wonderful (and short) Leadership Tips every Monday. Her one on Courage, below, has a message I think is worth repeating here for my readers. The list of what makes a great leader is long. I my experience working with leaders, the one asset leaders need first and foremost is Courage. Is is said that Aristotle said, “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” I hope you enjoy Mary Ann’s thoughts on Courage as much as I do.
“Stop, you’re scaring me to death!” the elderly woman yelled as I jogged past.
“What?” I know, it’s not pretty, me jogging, but really….
I look up and see….
“Fool” is such a loaded word, full of guilt and shame… and I often hear “How could I have been such a fool?” We’ve all had that moment where we realize we’ve been taken advantage of, where we stop and say, “How could that have happened?” So, why do we fall for a lie and can we spot a liar? The short answer is, as in much of life, “It depends.”
Things that make you go hmmmmm…. Okay, TSA takes my tweezers and flight attendants give me metal silverware….