Ok, the new year is almost a month old. You have personal goals—get more organized, lose weight, be nicer, etc. You have career goals —increase sales, get the big promotion, etc.
But what about your marriage? Do you have goals for the most important relationship in your life?
Perhaps I should rephrase that. Do you have goals that have been agreed on by both of you and written down? You see, both of you have goals. Both of you have dreams, desires, things you want to accomplish, and places you want to see. You just haven’t taken the time to tell each...more
According to conventional wisdom, everyone is in search of a balanced life. Given the growing and often conflicting demands of our jobs and families, it’s hard to keep everything together. Therefore, according to the experts, you have to set strong boundaries and time parameters so that you can have all of the areas in your life properly balanced. The myth is you can allot each area of your life...more
Martin Luther King Day is a day that encourages reflection. Especially for a guy who grew up in the south, time needs to be made on this Monday to listen again to Dr. King’s aspirations in his “I Have A Dream” speech and compare his dream to our reality. As with most human things, we’re a little better in some ways (we have elected an African American president) and...more
I walked around my house with a builder friend of mine talking about some of the things I wanted to change and update. The house was about 40 years old and was becoming seriously dated in its curb appeal. After I finished making one of my points, my friend looked at me and said, “Mike, I can fix everything you’re talking about and at the end of it all,...more
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