Category: Energy Boost

It seemed like a silly question.

What’s your secret to being happy in your 40s? a reporter asks actress Jennifer Aniston. Does she really have to answer this kind of crap? I think to myself. Ms. Aniston answers. (more…)

I notice them at once. A woman and a man.

They sit catti-corner from me on a Thursday morning in a boulangerie in Bonn.  (more…)

My colleague Mario and I sit at Books and Books Café on Miami Beach’s famed Lincoln Road Mall, talking about what energizes us in our work. Mario has held senior HR Leadership roles for Fortune 500 firms throughout Latin America. 
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It happened. My mom had a stroke, 3 weeks ago. A relatively mild one. She’s 92. I flew to Germany where mom resides to tend to her and her affairs.

Mom’s body and spirit are recovering,  (more…)

Personal Influence. Most folks like the notion of having some. My professional practice is predicated on the benefits of getting it. (more…)

I had just settled into my Virgin America seat, getting ready to head to LA, when the safety video came on.

This is not intended as a paean to Virgin Air  (more…)

You’ve had those days. I was tired. I mean TIRED.

It was -11 degrees in Toledo that morning when I strolled out of my hotel.  (more…)

The right book, the right time. It arrived the final day of 2016. It frames the perfect success opportunity for 2017.

Tom Asacker’s I Am Keats. (more…)

A new year. Spring-into-action time.

A moment of regret perhaps. Wait, the holidays didn’t last long enough. I’m not ready to spring. (more…)

I attended a holiday party the other day. Delightful event. Chatted with a vivacious person named Melissa who I had not met before. There are 3 great parties going on tomorrow evening, Melissa said to me.  (more…)