Stay. Stay. Stay.

The amygdala is sometimes known as the "lizard brain." It's more or less a holdover from prehistoric times and its role is to activate our primal survival instincts such as aggression and fear. When we are faced with a perceived threat, it can reflexively kick us into "fight or flight" mode. Sometimes--typically when we get overwhelmed … Continue reading Stay. Stay. Stay.

A hypothesis of generosity

None of us suffer from a deficit of experience. In fact, "stuff' happens virtually non-stop. The daily rhythm of life is that we have ups and downs. Problems manifest, big and small. Complications arise, both profound and mundane. We encounter joys, concerns and everywhere in between. Items get checked off our to-do list. Or not. … Continue reading A hypothesis of generosity

Nobody should care how much golf we play

Or how many cakes we bake, how much TV we watch, how often we go to the gym or whatever happens to floats our boats or simply pass the time, so long as... ...we honor our most important commitments... ...our words match out actions... ...we take responsibility for our stuff and stay on our side … Continue reading Nobody should care how much golf we play

The hardest to learn is the least complicated

Gentle reader, congratulations on your wise choice. It is indeed your good fortune to have chosen to read my blog today for I am about to reveal a short-list of virtually guaranteed ways for you to be successful in both your professional career and your personal life. Intrigued? I bet. Ready? Let's do this. Steve's … Continue reading The hardest to learn is the least complicated

Tell a better story

You sell a product that is losing out to Amazon on price and convenience? Stop chasing your tail in the pursuit of ever lower prices or fanciful plans to get into the same-day delivery business. Tell a better story; one rooted in deep customer relevance and remarkability. You run a non-profit that has trouble getting … Continue reading Tell a better story