Are You Making Room for Big Rocks?

Priorities determine how far we get in life. Imagine with me if you will, an empty glass jar. Next to it are three fist-sized rocks, river stones, pebbles, sand, and a cup of tea. The jar represents our day. If we pour into our jar a lot of sand, which represents all the small stuff,…

Are You Up to the Challenge?

We can never know what is going on in another person’s life at any given moment. If someone is on your mind or crosses your path and you feel compelled to reach out, or speak to them or say a kind word, I challenge you to act. It may be the perfect time for someone to…

Can You Beat Rejection?

The Question: Have you ever noticed that a certain amount of fear goes with just about any change?  Whether it’s asking for a raise, quitting an old job or starting a new one, buying a home, beginning a new relationship, selling a car, or bringing home a new baby. There’s that “What have I done?”…

The Long and The Short

  Most days I lock myself in a little writing closet and don’t come out until I’ve made significant headway on something, usually my book. Once the first draft was completed, a readable rendition, the majority of my read-through tribe couldn’t get into it. Admittedly, the beginning of the book seemed as dull as watching sleeping cats….

How To Get it Down

A co-worker stopped me in the aisle at work today. “Hey you write books, so I bet you know the answer. How do you go from storyteller to writing it down? When I sit down in front of paper, I just know it’s not going to be perfect when I write it, so I can’t…

Paying attention to people around you

Whatever you’re working on, keep going.   I talk a lot about showing up to the page. It’s kind of like a train going from station to station. It runs a course, stays on track, gets to destinations. Of course, sometimes they get derailed and so do we. But if you don’t show up, you…