In a few months, I will be fifty. It’s hard to believe that the kid who used to dance the night away then jump up and go to work the next day is hitting the big 5-0 in a matter of weeks. Being married to someone who recently hit the big 6-0 should have been… Read More »
“Have you ever failed at something?” My youngest sister was asking my opinion on life and failing. I could only chuckle and then look her in the eye with this witty retort: “Most of the shit I’ve tried has failed. What’s made my life interesting is what I did after failing.” Rather than rattle off… Read More »
About twenty years ago, I took a huge risk, grew a set of larger-than-normal nuts and decided that I would write and perform characters. Each character, in my opinion, was bright, witty, interesting and had something to say. Each character was also a personality that would have never been given the opportunity to share their… Read More »
In the book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, the writer shares a term (that I love) called Career Capital. This means there are folks who have put in their time, earned their stripes and learned “a thang or two about a thang or two”. When you hire an older guy like me or my… Read More »
Thirty years ago, I was flat out dumb about the power of finances. I spent money with abandon and knew nothing about saving, long term planning or the choices that could be created if one handled their finances. Using a money blueprint that was passed down to me from my family, I constantly whined that… Read More »
As you age and try to put together your next steps, it becomes easy to feel disappointed, less than and begin comparing yourself to others. In my personal life, I am now seeing friends, colleagues and ex-classmates surpass me in their career and social visibility. While the adult, grown-up mind in me says, of course,… Read More »
In our world, there is much concern with reality. Reality, in so many situations is concerned with being negative. We can often times accept negativity, the belief that something awful will happen. For many of us, the awful, the dreadful, seems highly more likely. What if we have it completely wrong?