Category Archives: Reflection

Life is Calling

Life is Calling

2008 will long be remembered as the onset to the greatest recession of my generation’s time. Jobs were being lost in tsunami-like waves. Company bankruptcies were becoming commonplace. Consumer confidence in all things was falling precipitously. No one saw an end, and most felt vulnerable. My firm found itself deep in the throes of this […]

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Corey Mosley

Corey Mosley

Some moments move us to tears… Some moments move us to cheers… Some moments make us laugh… Some moments inspire us. Rarely does the confluence of moments from a single story move us to all these emotions in a single sitting. Thank you, Corey Mosley, thank you! Tuesday night I had the privilege of introducing […]

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Seeking Pleasure

As I reflect back over my life intersections in 2013, I am reminded of an afternoon meeting over tea with a pleasant and industrious young man. A middle school teacher and coach, John, had asked to meet with me as he was deliberating on his chosen profession. “I think I’m going to quit teaching,” he […]

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Be Bold, Dream Big!

“All of us, I believe, have dreams: small or big, realistic or unrealistic. Aside from their associated goals, the dreams themselves are a source of pleasure, as they enlarge our lives and expand our sense of the impact we can have on the world.” Norman E. Rosenthal M.D. Author of The Gift of Adversity: The […]

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Father Time is Undefeated

Well, the holidays are upon us and it’s this time of year we often devote to reflection. We are reminded of loved ones who’ve left us, projects we’re going to tackle (once again) next year, relationships we need to repair, and friendships that have gone silent. We seem to believe that tomorrow will bring time […]

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Live Your Life on Broadway

I was having coffee this week with my good friend, Willie. We were discussing the conscious act of making positive impressions with others we meet. He described his trips to the west coast to meet with his corporate teammates. “When I show up, I try to lighten the mood and lift them up. I usually […]

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When We Opened Our Eyes for the Very First Time

Allow yourself to consider the moment surrounding your birth, when you opened your eyes for the very first time. You held no prejudices, no biases. You had no material wants or needs. You had no business plan accompanying your life. We all arrived as equals at that very special moment. Now imagine at the moment […]

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A Person for a Season

Yesterday morning I had the good fortune to catch up with my good friend, Lynne Hughes. Lynne is the founder of the nonprofit Comfort Zone Camp, which serves young people ages 7-17 year-round. She also authored, You Are Not Alone: Teens Talk About Life After the Loss of a Parent. A very successful professional, wife and mother […]

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Negotiating with One’s Self Seldom Produces a Barroom Brawl

I think it was Warren Buffett who was credited with saying this. I buy it. I completely buy it. The gist of the phrase is that we tend to fall in love with our ideas and decisions. We’re not likely to challenge ourselves after decisions are made or ideas are formed. Unfortunately, we are not […]

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