You Are ‘Offended’ Because You’re None of the Things You Could Be: It’s Called Shame

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

Rules to Rule: Don’t Surprise People

“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

Being Unique Means Getting Fat for Summer

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

IMPACT GAUGE: Iron John & the Effects of America’s Disdain for Men

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