A letter I received from a friend: Henri Nouwen has a story about a “Lion in the Marble.” In it a boy watches as a sculptor chips large and small pieces away from the marble slab. Getting bored, the boy leaves. When the boy returns a few weeks later he is amazed to see a […]
There are two kinds of should: Good Should and Bad Should. One leads you, the other lures you. Bad Should is creative quicksand. Once you step in it, you know you’re in trouble.
After a 4-week market test, my wife and I realized we had a real and exciting family business on our hands. You might think we would take any opportunity sell more of our specialty cold brew coffee. We did too until I did a values exercise.
The pupil asked, “Master, what can I do to kick faster?” Bruce Lee answered, “Kick faster.” Can you imagine getting an answer like that from your teacher or mentor? What do you do with that response? Okkaaaaay, I’ll just kick faster. Oddly, that’s exactly what we should do. Kick faster.
Is there something you can’t do and probably should know how to do? For me, it’s ice skating. Can’t do it. I’m terrible. The few times I’ve tried, I was more paranoid about the laughing and scoffing from the 6-year-olds whizzing by me. That fear of everybody watching me slip on the invisible banana peel over […]