Category: Relationships

First Place

There is something special about being in First Place. You worked hard, put in the time and effort, made sacrifices, and you took the lead. This First Place status may be with your customers, your employees, your team, your family, or your relationships. They…

Putting Your Friends Out

We live near an airport. When our friends fly, our home transforms into a park-and-ride. When our friends fly, our home can also transform into a bed-and-breakfast. We offer this service. We are trying to be good friends, not bad friends. Some participate. Some don’t….

Conversations and How to Have Them

Together we discussed friendship, which was one of my favorite experiences. But recently I have noticed that friendship (or relationships in general) are built and fueled by conversations. Over the past few months I have been observing conversations. But conversations are weird. Some are like…

Speaking of Money

Speaking of Money… Why don’t we? We all tend to agree that we need Money to do certain things, but is has become a secretive endeavor. Sometimes the opportunities present themselves, but we have been trained, conditioned, or accustomed that Speaking of Money is not polite,…

Tell Them

I got to connect with an old friend the other day. We drove, we talked, we got coffee, and we talked some more. We talked about new starts and changes. We talked about career paths and work. We talked about good times and bad….

Talking with Strangers

I can still remember the words. “Don’t talk to strangers.” We are reminded of these instructions when we are young to keep us safe. But we get older. Sometimes these words remain. We go about our lives. We keep to ourselves. We don’t talk…

The More

It is hard to explain. There is something out there. Calling us. Whispering. “Wake up.” “Don’t settle.” “There is more.” It is easy to find a rut. Easy to give up or give in, and stop trying something new. Easy to say, “this is…

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