What works better? Restrictive Lock-downs or Freer Open-ups?

We’ve just come through two tough years of a pandemic. If that wasn’t difficult enough, almost every day the federal and state governments and various parts of the private sector gave us new or conflicting information on how we were supposed to behave. I just so happened to have offices in two different states that took totally opposite approaches to …

8 Words You Must Follow to be Successful at Anything

If you were asked to summarize your life in six words, what would you say? When a particular group of people was asked to do that, they came up with the following six-word memoirs. · Memorized all of my worry lines. · I was terrified. Did it anyway. · Sketchy past has people drawing conclusions. · Saw Jenny Craig. Chose …

The Laws of Trust: How to Make Your Relationships Work Better

These days, more and more people are putting so much stock in their “feelings.” Some people are getting upset if someone else disagrees with them and other people are devastated if something is said that offends anyone about anything. The way I see it, it’s unfortunate that people’s feelings get hurt, but that’s life. Of course, I believe feelings are …

Trust: The Single Most Important Ingredient In Any Relationship

No matter what your politics are, most people would agree that we have a huge national deficit. And most people would agree that we’re either in a recession or headed for one. That’s not good news, financially speaking. But we have an even larger emotional deficit and recession on our hands. This deficit-recession threatens all of our relationships on and …