Wrestle With A Pig??

“I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig.  You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” Cyrus Ching   Problem solving is an important part of value creation.  The weak react rather than respond.  If you want to create value in life you have to commit to intelligent solutions and not dive…

Your EXPECTATIONS Determine Your Outcomes!!

“I am easily satisfied with the very best!” Winston Churchill   Michael Jordan said:  “You have to expect things from yourself before you can accomplish them”.  Julius Erving said the reason for his phenomenal success was that he demanded more from himself than anyone else could possibly dream up. Successful people have extremely high expectations. …

I screwed up and I am so very sorry!!

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope NEWSFLASH:  Pharmacies and pharmacists make dispensing errors!!  We wish we didn’t.  We’d do anything we possibly could to reverse them when they happen, but well, they do happen. When I first got out of pharmacy school (23 years ago) I worked in a busy pharmacy with…

How To Design And Build A Remarkable Life

Yesterday I told several middle-aged professionals about the workshop I was to give to the FBLA (Future Business Leaders  of America) and I was scoffed at.  The unanimous response was essentially:  “You’ll NEVER convince a group of teenagers of ANYTHING!!  This makes me smile, because my job is not to “convince” them.  My job is to…

Live On Purpose

“The important thing in life is to have a great aim, and to possess the aptitude and perseverance to attain it.” Goeth   Purpose:  The absolute best reason for getting up in the morning.  For some, it may be home schooling their 8 year old.  For others, it may be missionary work.  We all have…

How To “Use” A Role Model

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character.  But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” General H. Norman Schwarzkoff   Think really hard about that person in your past whose word was gold.  No matter what she said she was going to do, she did.  Everything about her smelled of…