Archive for October, 2016

Have You Not Achieved Your Goal? This Could Be Why.

Remember the Nike slogan “Just Do It”? It was great and so right on. Unfortunately, sometimes it doesn’t seem so easy, especially if you are just setting out to achieve your goal, it can seem overwhelming and far from attainable. That is because when you first decide to do something, you might be lacking momentum.



Getting Things Out of the Way

I am sort of a hoarder. I like my treasures and I see value in a lot of things. There are reasons for it. As a child my family had a lake cabin that had been in the family since my dad was three-years old and there were man “artifacts” there that I only saw once a year. As a teenager, it was fun to wear old shirts that belonged to my dad or even find some old hippie jewelry that he had stashed away and long since forgotten about. I saw how keeping old things around made them special and fun.



The Fourth Quarter Assessment

This last week, I went to a centered riding clinic to teach me to ride horses better. I have only been to one other clinic and it was over 10 years ago. I have no horsey friends around me. I largely live in a horse vacuum where it is just me and the horses. Almost everything I know I have learned from books, magazines and videos, but I have a real desire to know more and it is time I find someone to critique me.



Do Schools Teach Real World Leadership?

I have been thinking a lot about schools lately. Between my time spent as the Chairman of two charter schools and home discussions with my wife, who semi-recently left her career as a limnologist/ hydrologist to become a high school science teacher. You could say school policy has been on my brain.