Aging Successfully

What Does Successful Aging Mean to You? There are many ways to look at this, and that gives us the opportunity to choose what successful aging means to us. Does it mean expressing yourself creatively? Is it being a better grandparent? Is it staying fit, thinking young, and getting out and making new friends? What…

By Rick June 9, 2018 0

Visualization

The power of visualization makes the impossible possible. People today are learning faster than ever on all levels. In 1924, Johnny Weissmuller won the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the Olympics in Paris. 38 years later (1962), I broke his record at the age of 15. But that’s nothing. Just look at the…

By Rick June 6, 2018 0

“Never Give Up!”

Never give up! Do you remember the person who gave up? Neither does anyone else! Just how exactly do you continue to keep going when others have given up? How do you just “not quit?” Keep positive and stay focused. Stay in the now. Force your circus mind to pay attention to the “now.” Eliminate…

By Rick June 2, 2018 0

“If it ain’t broken, how can we make it better?”

Blog 1 Leadership. “If it ain’t broken, how can we make it better?” Read through the three points below about how an organization can flounder in the surf without a good leader: Good people on the wrong teams? Right people being managed the wrong way? The wrong person has the right responsibility? Anything sound familiar?…

By Rick May 30, 2018 0

“Embrace the suck”

Learn to “embrace the suck.” The fact is, life never moves in a straight line so you can count on experiencing “suck” at some point.  Life is a mixture of ease and difficulty, joy, and sadness, endings and beginnings. And you might think that your life is coming to an end when your hands and…

By Rick May 25, 2018 0

“Go to your edges”

“Go to your edges!” Push past your limits and undertake progressively harder challenges. If you’re not challenging yourself to do bigger and better things on a regular basis, you’re only staying within your comfort zone. Keep stepping out of your comfort zone to get better. Better has no “off season.” No doubt there exist real…

By Rick May 20, 2018 0

“Flow”

“Norepinephrine and dopamine typically underpin “romantic love,” endorphins and oxytocin link mother to child and friend to friend, anandamide and serotonin deepen feelings of trust, openness, and intimacy. When combinations of these chemicals flow through groups at once, you get tighter bonds and heightened cooperation.” ― Steven Kotler, Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy…

By Rick May 15, 2018 0

Welcome!

Welcome! Growing up in Florida, I remember hearing my grandfather and father talk about thinking “outside the jar” (not to be confused with thinking outside the box). I finally asked my dad what it meant. His reply: “You can’t read the label from inside the jar.” So that’s the theme of my blog: stepping outside…

By Rick May 10, 2018 0