Visioneering: the ability to have long term vision, and think far and wide; to dream of things that never were and say ‘Why not?’ ”; to think big and to be bold and daring with your thoughts; and to understand that Yes is the … [Read more...]
The Secret Behind Your Comfort Zones: Why Fear Holds You Back From Embracing Your Greatness, is a free webinar I will be offering on Tuesday, May 30 at 8pm Eastern Time.
I have written in the past about the concept of [Read more...]
Not too long ago, I saw an interview with the filmmaker Lee Daniels, the director of such films as Monster's Ball, Precious, and The Butler, along with the TV shows Empire and Star.
Daniels was talking about growing up in Philadelphia, where his father was a cop in the Philadelphia police department. When Daniels was a teenager, his father was killed in the line of duty, and Daniels … [Read more...]
At 94 years old, John Goodenough is at the age where many of his peers would either be pushing up daisies or sitting at home or an assisted living facility, doing their best to hold onto their lives.
But not John Goodenough. He's never taken no for an answer, never settled for the status quo. When he was 23, he was an Army veteran who, with the help of the G.I. bill, enrolled at the University of Chicago with the dream of studying … [Read more...]
Pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, is one of those things in life, if you take the time to ponder it, that can leave you awestruck - even if you're not a geek (which I profess to be). Pi has taken its place in the pantheon to such a degree that in 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives officially recognized March 14, 2009 as the first official National Pi Day, with every subsequent March 14 continuing in the same way. … [Read more...]
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
So said Abraham Lincoln in an address he gave on June 16, 1858. Within a couple of years after he spoke those words, the American civil war began, creating a house divided that certainly did not stand.
In this day and age, 158 years after Lincoln's remarks, we again find ourselves a house divided. The level of partisan rancor is toxic, with citizens pitted against one … [Read more...]