Inspired Giving

Inspired Giving “Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” — Jean Anouilh Several other holidays – some religious, some secular – make the month of December special. We celebrate with all walks of life, in our household we celebrate Christmas. Are you making your lists and checking them twice? Are you scrambling for gift ideas and resources right now … Read More

Celebrate Achievements

“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved – and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses – you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments”.  Jack Canfield Do you get this feeling … Read More

Holiday Stress?

Holiday Stress? Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to express my loving gratitude to my wife Mary, our kids, our highly supportive family and to all of … Read More

Unlearning the Old Habits and Behaviors is the Key to Continuous Transformation

Make learning a daily habit to achieve meaningful goals

Unlearning the Old Habits and Behaviors is the Key to Continuous Transformation “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” — C.S. Lewis Do … Read More

Clear Vision – Vision Boarding


Clear Vision – Vision Boarding “What you think about and feel about you bring about.” — John F. Demartini I just had a wonderful week teaching Excel in two Texas cities I’d never visited: Beaumont and Galveston. On Tuesday night, as I drove along the edge of the Gulf of Mexico to catch the ferry over to Galveston, I had … Read More

Focused Action – Creating Your 2018

Focused Action – One dime at a time! “When you are clear, what you want will show up in your life – but only to the extent that you are clear.” – Janet & Chris Atwood – The Passion Test Our friend Jill Hamm is a great example of taking inspired, focused action. What we call Baby Steps towards your … Read More

Creating 2018

Happy New Year Creating YOUR 2018 “We need to learn to set our course by the stars and not by every passing ship.” I hope everyone’s 2018 is starting off beautifully. Mary and I had the awesome opportunity to hang out at the Oregon Coast with a bunch of friends. Great walks on the beach with my sweetie, fun games, … Read More

Confronting Difficulties

Confronting Difficulties “Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.” — Dan Millman Today’s tip deals with confronting difficult situations with a team member, or with your team in general. An individual may be disgruntled for some reason and is doing everything in their power to “infect” the team atmosphere. They may be angry about not … Read More


Commencement “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard “There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.” — Jim Croce A while back we had the honor of attending my younger brother’s graduation from OHSU Medical School in Portland on Friday. … Read More

Clearing The Path

direction compass

Setting the Stage for 2018 – Clearing The Path “If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.” — Louise Hay I love this time of year for so many reasons. Great food, family, friends, parties, games, strolls downtown and time to slow down and reflect… and project my vision into the coming year. As … Read More