The single best way to advance the mission is to find the things that detract from it and eliminate them.
Temperance? How about tap dance? I’d put my tap skills against any non-dad in town.
It never ceases to amaze me how many people get offended when they take a call to action personally, but every single time it happens. Say, “BE USEFUL” and you have called them useless. Say, “CARE ABOUT OTHERS” and you have just called them selfish. Say, “MOVE” and you have just called them lazy. Say, … Continue reading You Are ‘Offended’ Because You’re None of the Things You Could Be: It’s Called Shame
“Gotcha Management” Doesn’t Advance The Mission Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The phone rings. It’s your boss. “Come to my office.” We’ve all been here, and it’s one of the worst feelings in the world. There’s no explanation for the call, you didn’t have a meeting planned, and there’s no decipherable tone of voice to indicate whether you’re about … Continue reading Rules to Rule: Don’t Surprise People
Complain About the Problem If You Must, Then Propose a Solution Image by Joseph Mucira from Pixabay If there was a bullet-train to Hell for every Karen and Chad who complained about a problem without offering a solution Lucifer would have no vacancies. Complaining has its purpose, in work and in life. Talking a little shit is a … Continue reading Rules to Rule: Bitch Then Pitch
What A Mother Tells Her Son From the Books She Gifts Photo by Xavier Mouton Photographie on Unsplash The point of writing IMPACT GAUGE columns is to give deserved attention to things that stand out to me, that stick with me long after the fact, because this itself is proof of meaning (of "impact"), and … Continue reading ‘Black and Blue’: A Novel About Abuse
To Appreciate Light You Must Know Darkness—In Fitness and in Health. Photo by Matthieu Joannon on Unsplash I'm different. Special. Unique. Like a snowflake, except it's summer. I am a summer snowflake. Hear me roar. "Summer ready" means being strong and lean by June, the successful completion of a six-month regiment of heavy weights and … Continue reading Being Unique Means Getting Fat for Summer
Whose Fault Is It That You’re Unmotivated At Work? Not Yours Is Whose.
When you watch a movie or read a story and find yourself thinking or talking about it a day or a week later, it has had an impact on you. IMPACT GAUGE is a recurring column analyzing those movies, shows, books, or podcasts that have lasting meaning. IMPACT GAUGE 6: Iron John (1990) Masculinity is … Continue reading IMPACT GAUGE: Iron John & the Effects of America’s Disdain for Men
No excuse will suffice if the job you're paid to do doesn't get done.