Eliminate this Word from Your Vocabulary!

iStock_000020533079SmallAs a young parent I refused to allow my children to use one particular word. The word was often accompanied by eyes rolled upward in disgust, or occasionally with a shrug of indifference.

Unfortunately the word and the attitude it communicates permeates our society, cripples initiative, and paralyzes personal growth. I challenge you to eliminate the word from your thinking and your vocabulary.

One Giant Step to Creating Your Own Future

shutterstock_3151452Predictions about the future are often way off base. In 1949 Popular Science magazine made this prediction: “Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.” If that prediction were true I would have been crushed by my first laptop.

In 1943 Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM said, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” If that prediction were true it was evidently a very narrow market. My office now owns all five of them.

Pick One!

Friends, it’s Monday, and you know what that means… It’s time to Lighten Up! Have you ever had trouble making a decision? Sometimes having too many choices can be a good thing. I hope you enjoy hearing the story of my friend, Beth, and the relief she experienced by realizing she just needed to “pick one!”

6 Factors that enable 6 Children to Climb to 13,000 ft.

IMG_6811We started climbing “Jones Mountain” just after the sun arrived to warm the chilly Colorado air.  It was not a technical dangerous climb, but it was one that many adults would find difficult to complete.

The air was thin and legs were wobbly, but several factors allowed six children ages 5 to 13 and three ancient fossils to reach the 13,000 ft summit.  Those same factors can help you reach any goal you set. Enjoy the pictures.