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Apr 20

How Losing My Job Gave Me Back My Happiness

My Happiness There’s nothing to be happy about losing a job but my happiness seems to have returned after being laid off.  You must be rolling your eyes after reading what I just said. “YOU’RE HAPPY BECAUSE YOU GOT LAID OFF?” “GET OUTTA HERE!” I don’t blame you if you feel that way.  I don’t …

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Apr 06

Burden in the Blessing: Do You Recognize Them?

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free Burden Behind Blessings Will all these problems ever go away? You’ve probably asked that question a thousand times as I have but never really got an answer.  Yes, you may get a …

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Mar 28

There’s a Right Time for Everything

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” ― David G. Allen My impatience has put me in a bad situation more times than I could ever remember.  I’m the kind of guy who wants something done or get something the soonest time …

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Mar 07

5 Practical Reasons Why You Should Live in the Moment

“Forever is composed of nows.” ― Emily Dickinson Live in the moment Do you know what it’s like to lose a job due to redundancy? How do you react or respond to this kind of situation? I just had my last day at work this past Tuesday and I am now officially unemployed (not that …

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Jan 31

How Do You Prepare for Adversity?

  “No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.” ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Can you be prepared for adversity? Can anyone be ready to face life’s toughest challenges? Will you be able to confidently say that you are prepared for just about anything that life may throw at you? …

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Jan 17

Pain is Necessary For Growth and Success

“It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary Enduring pain My tolerance for pain is deplorable.  Even as a kid, my pain threshold has never been that impressive.  I easily succumb to …

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Jan 06

How to Make the Most of the New Year

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ― Brad Paisley   Making the most of the new year Now that a new year is upon us you’ve probably started formulating your new year’s resolutions (if you haven’t yet). You’re probably very excited to replace some of those bad …

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Dec 20

Are You Hungry Enough?

I’m always asked, ‘What’s the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room. – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson “Don’t make me hungry.  You wouldn’t like me when I’m hungry.” Something really terrible happens when Bruce Banner loses his temper.  Something terrible happens …

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