Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions. -Harvey Mackay

Rejection, it’s something we all fear. We spend most of our lives trying to please other people and do the best job we can in whatever task we undertake. And the basis is to get approval. We are by nature, approval seekers. Some people advocate desensitizing yourself through progressive exposure to rejection. During Jia Jiang’s Ted talk, he looked Read more […]

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldous Huxley

I taught my daughter two things as she grew up. The time to be sorry is before you do it. The only person you can control is yourself. Huxley’s quote is appropriate when I look back.  Control of the self is the only thing you can be sure that you can control.  There has never been an instance where you have full control over anyone else. Read more […]

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. – Bruce Lee

This quote hits home for me right now.  How about you? Do you often think about what you should do and how you should do it but you never actually do it? Does thinking become more important than the doing? I find myself reading all kinds of blogs and books on a pretty frequent basis.  It’s part of my morning ritual.  The problem is that I rarely Read more […]

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. -King Solomon

In a world full of social media friends and political upheaval, this quote probably transcends personal friendships.  Any social interaction can count someone as a friend you interact with at any level.  Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. That’s fitting with King Solomon’s quote. Friends, Read more […]

Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve. -J.K. Rowling

If you have something blocking you or don’t have the nerve to do something, you won’t get there. Having the nerve to do anything is being able to overcome your fears. There are tons of self help gurus who can help you with habits that can overcome these things. Fear is there for a reason. That fear is now not necessarily a good thing. It stops us Read more […]

Details create the big picture. -Sanford I. Weill

I’ve been reading and listening to YouTube videos quite a bit lately.  Lots of great stuff out there if you know where to look.  The following quote summarizes a lot of the books and videos that I’ve read and listened to over the past year. Details create the big picture. Sanford I. Weill One of the first books I read this year, “The Compound Effect” Read more […]