To Sunsets and New Beginnings

I usually have a difficult time determining whether a picture I’m looking at is showing either a sunrise or a sunset.  Without being able to tell whether the sun is closer to east or west, I tend to be a little biased towards sunset, since I’m more of a “night owl,” and enjoy more sunsets…

Uncharted

Stories of persistence need to be told, not only for the sake of the one telling them, but also for those  who need to hear them. Why is it that we’re so interested in hearing about the person who gets knocked down three times, and gets up four? The stories give us examples of people…

Run Through!

As I upload this post on a beautiful Friday afternoon, I know how many of us are feeling. Maybe you are watching the clock and saying, “This week is nearly over!” Not so fast. If you know me well, chances are you’re expecting a baseball analogy to follow. Like all good baseball coaches tell their…

Deputize and Deploy!

It all began with a tweet, an email, a blog post and a delay. Last June the Dacula Lions Club received a message on Twitter, from Lovett Productions, introducing the documentary Going Blind. After looking into the opportunity, and bringing it to the attention of our club members, I sent an email message back to…

Making a Difference is a Contact Sport!

Surely many of us have been tested more in the past few years than we ever could have imagined. Having to readjust or reinvent ourselves has caused many of us to increase our personal strength. And while it has been an impressive achievement, there are times when we must ask ourselves a very important question:…

Quality over Quantity Networking

I’m a big believer in networking. In fact, I consider myself to be a LinkedIn Open Networker (LION) – sort of… There are many times when I catch myself chuckling when I read what other open networkers tout in their open invitations – 22k contacts, 10k contacts, will reply to a request to connect within…

Words Serve to Educate, Inspire and Bog Us Down….

People who know me well would tell you that I am a complete information geek. I cannot learn enough or become exposed to enough new ideas. Most of my friends are the same way… The written and spoken word has served me well in my addiction to receive information. At the same time, the written…

The Time is…..Right Now!

Daylight Savings Time. The morning after we set the clocks ahead one hour is always a challenge for me. Many of us will wonder during the next week why we are hungry or not hungry, why we are tired or not tired and why things sometimes feel a little out of sorts. It’s during this…

Be Part of the Statistic!

When I served as Vice President of Marketing, at a previous company, I made it a point to travel with our territory managers at least one day each week. As economic conditions worsened and morale decreased, I would always make it a point to say to our customers, “While I am not sure when the…

Leaving the Box

As we finish out the first month of 2011, I would venture to say that many of us find ourselves in a position to change the way in which we are defined by others. In other words, we find ourselves in a position to leave our self-imposed box. The viewpoint of many in the coming…

Vision to Educate and Inspire

Filmmaker, Joseph Lovett has glaucoma. And, like many others who share the disease, though his eyesight suffers, his vision is still intact. Like many others who have glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness, Lovett could have retreated into a quiet solitude and reflected on his past. It would have been easy for him to…