As Luck Would Have It

I have been thinking about how much control I have in my search for success opposed to what I don’t have control over. For the most part, much to my chagrin, there is a great deal I can do. I say much to my chagrin because it means I have a degree of responsibility for[…]

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[…]

Success And Cookies

When it comes to success, it seems like I am always looking for some secret formula to follow, some prescribed set of steps that will guarantee my outcome. When it comes down to it, I just want someone to tell me what I need to do that will make me successful. If I do XYZ,[…]

Total Eclipse? Not In My Neighborhood.

I watched the solar eclipse yesterday. Although it was a total eclipse for a swath of the continental US, from my location in Salt Lake City, it was a 90.3% eclipse. Those who traveled north into Idaho had the opportunity to experience the whole enchilada. The Totality. I work at a place full of science[…]

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[…]