Blog
08-17-2018
The great 12th Century Jewish Sage Maimonides wrote that charity is a blessing and we must all exercise it if we can. “But, the finest form of charity is to enable a poor man to support himself with h...
08-10-2018
When I joined a gym about 60 years ago, I met a “man inspired”. Earl Willetts was a legend. He was in his late 70’s then. There was a concrete railing around the roof, about 12 inches in diameter. The...
08-03-2018
When I was young, doing the latter part of the Depression, we spent most holidays with my aunt and uncle. They had no children but included my brother and me in the festive day. My aunt, my mothers si...
07-27-2018
During the worst of our “crop failure”, I experienced an incredible insight. We had lost everything, better yet, “sold” everything or had it foreclosed on. Like the small apartment complex, duplex, gu...
07-20-2018
As we begin to Explore, we also begin to think about setting goals. No one has ever taught me more about goal setting than Lucky McDaniels. I met Lucky McDaniels years ago, after I discovered that I l...
07-13-2018
I am trying to teach myself to never blame someone else for something that goes wrong in our relationship. The lesson is, if something goes wrong; and it should be fixed, by the other person, it would...
07-07-2018
While working with a group of managers, I posed the question, “What is the dominant, single greatest motivating force known to humankind?” One participant said, “Well, of course, it was Sigmund Freud ...
06-29-2018
Sometimes we become so conditioned to a certain way of doing things, we don’t even think about changing. In the 1970’s, Werner Erhard was a very powerful student and teacher of change. In his well-kno...
06-22-2018
I met Jack Dalton on a cold, dreary winter night in 1961 in the maximum security prison in Walla Walla, WA. Every two months, I drove over with a group of men from Seattle to conduct self-help meeting...
06-15-2018
I began to formally study change in 1960, after two friends each sent me a copy of the same article from the Harvard Business Review (“Marketing Myopia”, by Ted Levitt, July-August 1960). The article ...