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What problem do you solve?

What problem do you solve?

What problem do you solve? The answer to this question will bring you joy, satisfaction, and purpose.

I learned this simple concept from Rabbi Daniel Lapin: “God is never happier with His children than when they are solving the problems of His other children.”

The Stairway to the Top

The Stairway to the Top

Way back in 1974, Dad published the concept of the Stairway to the Top in the book, See You At The Top.

What a simple concept that is even more true today. In order to get to the top you have to take the stairs! There is no “free ride” on the elevator to success. Getting to the top requires action – you have to step up the stairs – and you have to do it yourself.

Gratitude Creates Integrity

Gratitude Creates Integrity

“The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

Turns out this quote is not just a nice saying!

A recent podcast episode of Freakonomics Radio, Why is my life so hard?, discussed the relationship between integrity and gratitude and entitlement.

Teaching Leadership

Teaching Leadership

"Giving up reinforces a sense of incompetence. Going on gives
you a commitment to success." George Weinberg

According to Fortune magazine, "Today's standard of leadership - influencing human behavior in an environment of uncertainty - is dauntingly difficult to teach.

Leadership

Leadership

As the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctoral degrees, the author of three autobiographies and the co-editor of 30 books in 29 languages, Frances Hesselbein is considered one of the country’s greatest leaders.  She is President and CEO of The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. She began sharing her leadership lessons while working with the Drucker Foundation. The organization started with donated office space, a tiny budget, and a big mission: to share with non-profit organizations the sort of first-rate thinking for which management guru Peter Drucker is known. It has been said the most compelling quality found in her is her ability to sense people’s needs on an emotional level and meet those needs. She has the capacity to link people with matching needs and skills and modestly calls it “brokering.”

The Little Things

The Little Things

About six years ago, we had our good friend Andy Andrews come to our offices to do a live webcast. Andy is an incredible speaker and New York Times best-selling author. But most of all, Andy loves Dad, and Dad loved him.

The 3 G’s of Happiness

The 3 G’s of Happiness

Are you happy?
Would you like to be happier?
Happiness is a funny thing. If we wait for it to come, or depend on circumstance and the actions of others to make us happy, then we are in for a long and miserable life.

Getting to the next level

Getting to the next level

Getting to the next level is a funny thing. I think we all want to be more, do more, and have more, yet most of us are not sure how to get to the next level. And when we are sure of what to do, we often hesitate on taking action.

If only.

If only.

Two very dangerous words.
These words enslave.
They paralyze.
They justify inaction.
They are the lullaby of laziness.
In spite of.

Healthy fear

Healthy fear

Woodrow Wilson once said, "Fear God and you need not be afraid of anyone else.”

There really is "healthy fear." For example, it's very healthy to fear drinking before you drive. However, fear should not be allowed to run rampant through our lives so that it becomes such a devastating factor that it produces failure.