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The Big Ask

“I’d rather be lost, stuck or miserable than ask for assistance.” Whenever I unveil that phrase on my flip chart in a training, there is a smattering of chuckles from the participants, usually one gender in particular. At first blush the phrase can elicit a little humor, for who doesn’t know someone (usually one gender […]

It’s About Time

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” William Penn When I work with management teams I often start off the session with two simple questions.  What’s one thing you want in your life that you don’t currently have?  What’s the fear that’s in the way of getting it? I would say […]

One Giant Invention

Webster defines the word invent as follows: to produce (as something useful) for the first time through the use of the imagination or of ingenious thinking and experimentation. Wow, what a fantastic word, the definition of which in my opinion outlines a clear path to fulfillment and happiness within the human condition.  If you were […]

I’m No Lindsey Vonn

I’m No Lindsey Vonn “Hi Mr. Musselman, I’m on the selection committee for our graduation ceremony and we wanted to see if you’d be interested in being the commencement speaker this year?”  The question caught me off guard for sure but my answer was almost instantaneous, “I’d love to speak at your graduation, but I’ll […]

The Gap

“The Gap” as I define it is the difference between what you say you want in your life versus the results you’re actually producing. For instance, let’s say you want to make $90,000 per year, but you’re actually making $65,000. That’s a gap, and a pretty big one at that.. I have never met a […]