Sweet Success

My muse likes sugar.   I like sugar also, which makes for a great partnership. Often when I sit down to tackle a particularly ambitious piece of writing, something that is going to keep me at my laptop for a couple of hours, it helps to dose up on sugar first.   Sugar appeases the muse, jump starts my mind and gives me that boost[…]

Sold On An Attitude

The late and great Zig Zigler was known as one of the greatest sales and motivational speakers of our time. I recently finished reading one of his books, The Secrets of Closing the Sale: Included Bonus: Selling with Emotional Logic, written by both Zig and his son Tom. Actually, I listened to it, mostly on[…]

The War Of Art

I just finished re-reading another great little book, The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield. I have read it several times now. This time I read it for a book club. It’s a guy’s book club. Not that women aren’t allowed or have not been invited. But so far, only guys have shown up. We[…]

New Shoes & Attitudes

I have found that shoes and attitudes have a lot in common. I like shoes. It comes naturally. My father was a shoe repairman, as was his father, and his grandfather. Shoes are a family business. I grew up going to my father’s shoe shop and playing with equipment that would send shivers down a[…]