• How Likable are You?

    One of the most important keys to living a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life is your ability to build meaningful relationships. While there are many factors that influence the relationships you have with others, being ... [more]

  • The Secret to Becoming an Effective Leader

    John C. Maxwell, arguably the #1 leadership trainer in the United States, defines leadership in one word: influence. Ten years ago, when I first heard him share his definition of leadership, I questioned whether a topic as broad, significant, and important as ... [more]

  • Personal Accountability—A Requirement for Life Advancement

    Accountability is normally viewed as being responsible—giving an explanation of your actions—to somebody for something.  However, today... [more]

  • The Importance of Being On Time

    Have you noticed that tardiness is on the rise? People are chronically late for work; for their child’s teacher conference or athletic con... [more]

  • 10 Simple Ways to Show Your Sincere Interest in Others

    One of the keys, if not the most important one, to building successful relationships is your ability to show a sincere interest, both in the person and things that are important to that person. By expressing genuine inte... [more]

  • 25 Unexpected Ways to Make Someone’s Day

    Do you remember the last time you received an unexpected call, text, or email from someone who intentionally said something complimentary to you? How did it make you feel?  Did it brighten your mood?  Did it bring a smile to your face?  What impression did ... [more]

  • 10 Keys to Setting and Achieving BIG Goals

    What are some of the goals you’ve set over the last year? Being 100% honest, are you on track to achieve those goals? As you look over the last five years, what’s your track record for setting and achieving your goals? My life experience tells me that v... [more]

  • Your Words Reflect Your Character

    If you are old enough to read this post, I am sure you have experienced what it feels like to have people talk behind your back. When this h... [more]

  • The Damaging Effects of Sarcasm

    As I went about my normal routines the past few weeks, I listened closely for some attention-grabbing examples of sarcasm to include in today’s lesson. I was dismayed at the amount of sarcasm I heard. When I began t... [more]