Did our five-day old baby really need three spinal taps?

My wife just gave birth to our second son at home (on purpose). And five days later, our pediatrician pushed us into the ER because our baby had a low temperature. We thought he was just jaundiced (something a lot of newborns get but can be easily treated with special lights). But we weren’t prepared … Continue reading Did our five-day old baby really need three spinal taps?

The secret to dealing with people in business

At the core of every business isn't money. It's relationships. Now, I don't mean that you need to go on a business retreat and hold hands with your coworkers as you dance around a campfire singing Kumbaya. But we can be practicing ways of relating to others that build mutual respect, trust, and maybe even … Continue reading The secret to dealing with people in business

Do this to become the person you want to be

We become like the people with whom we surround ourselves. We are social creatures and can be influenced. We are more easily influenced than we think. I am. Who do you want to be? Do you have dreams? Aspire to something greater? You can achieve it. Whatever it is, it will require pursuit. Find the … Continue reading Do this to become the person you want to be

Want to make the most of your time? Do this.

I used to think time was an abundant resource, almost limitless. Then I did this. I broke forty years down. There are 478 months, or 2086 weeks, or 14,600 days, or 350,400 hours in four decades.   And I'm in my forties and assuming that I live to my early 80's that's how much time … Continue reading Want to make the most of your time? Do this.

When facing grave uncertainty, how do you survive?

Starting my business was easy. Then, I almost went bankrupt. When I became an entrepreneur in 2008, my first piece of business came easily. Then 2009 hit and the financial world came to a screeching halt. What little work I had at the time did the same. That meant I had no income. It went … Continue reading When facing grave uncertainty, how do you survive?

Want to make a better first impression? Do this.

This morning I had a meeting at 9:05 AM. That wasn’t the problem. The problem was I was running behind for my meeting, and I hate being late. I've been that way since I can remember. Maybe it was caused by my mother often showing up late for me. As a result, I've worked hard … Continue reading Want to make a better first impression? Do this.