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[…]

A Project Begins And Ends But A Journey Starts

If you read my last post, you know I have been writing about attitudes—and shoes. If that doesn’t make sense to you, go read the post. I am going to address why I have been thinking about attitudes so much lately. It was a year or so ago, but who is counting? Actually not a[…]

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[…]

How You Doin, Y’all?

“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[…]

What Do You Have To Declare?

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[…]

Mourning Mornings

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[…]

Are You Too Old? 

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[…]

Only Seven Habits From Success

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[…]