The Think Taller Experiment
“How you doin?” I picked up this little phrase on my most recent trip to New York City. Not that I hadn’t heard it before, but it was on this last trip there that I decided to make it a part of my occasional vocabulary—much like “y’all” became a part of my vocabulary after living[…]
Here in Utah, we celebrate two significant holidays in July. Both have roots in lofty declarations made by men with big dreams. The first holiday, Independence Day, is of course celebrated by the entire country. The second holiday is Pioneer Day, a regional celebration. As we all know, in July of 1776, a bunch[…]
Are you a morning person? You know who you are if you are one and although I don’t understand you, I can respect you. There is a reason why morning and mourning sound alike, even if they have different meanings—it’s because they are actually related to each other. To me, mornings are a struggle. It’s[…]
You may have found yourself thinking, I am just too old for that now. What is your “that?” A dream long abandoned? Who told you that you were too old? Was it something you just assumed? Are societal norms—a common source of paradigms—the right standard for determining what are age-appropriate activities? My son Adam and[…]
How do you go about choosing a book to live by in the hopes that it will change your life for the better? If you are a person of faith, you may choose a book of scripture. It is never a bad choice in my opinion—except for when personal ambition, pride, and hubris are driving[…]
What really happens when you try to apply and live the principles of success as espoused by a popular self-help book? One would hope you would become successful—whatever that means. I have some ideas and I have no doubt you have your own. Over an extended period of time, I will be living—with intention—the principles[…]
Jeff understands what it takes for you to grow personally. He knows that growth is rarely a single direction, but it can always make you taller—if you have the courage to reach for your dreams. Jeff started college majoring in communications, ended up graduating with a degree in political science and going off to law school. Ever interested in personal growth, he went back to school and earned a Master’s of Science and Technology–midcareer. He figures buying a red sports car might have been more fun in retrospect. Jeff works as a human resources professional helping people grow personally and professionally. Jeff writes articles for magazines on employment, business, and legal issues—with other assorted topics thrown in the mix. He lives at the base of Mt. Olympus with his wife, two boys, and dog Lucille Esmeralda McGillicuddy Ricardo Vanek—who just goes by “Lucy” most days.