Last Walk with Mom: A lifetime of Choice

I must have screamed loud. Mom came running from the house – I heard her calling out from inside – and around the corner to the side of the house next to the neighbors. She looked frightened. I was rubbing my shins as fast as I could. They were still painfully throbbing and tingling at the same time. “What happened!” …

The Whopping Self-Deception Tax for Nonprofits Attempting Organizational Change

flushing money down the toilet

Nonprofit organizations are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code because they provide “public benefit”. Nonprofits serve communities and individuals in distress, serve industry trade organizations, supply growth and learning opportunities for industry and business membership associations, and serve many other public interests. There are over 600 subgroup classifications of nonprofits. While there are obvious advantages to a nonprofit, an elusive weakness …

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll… and Thank You Notes

Thank You Note

“Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”, a 1977 single by Ian Dury, popularized the phrase. The song begins with the lyrics: Sex and drugs and rock and roll Is all my brain and body need Sex and drugs and rock and roll Are very good indeed… The counterculture of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ celebrated new ideas and approaches to life …

Positively Persuasive (Paid Prescription)

Positively Persuasive with Jeffrey Hansler Sign up to receive Positively Persuasive monthly articles $999/year Positively Persuasive is a monthly blog providing quality persuasion perspectives. Positively Persuasive is about reaching your full potential and helping others fulfill their dreams as well. As a professional persuader – You do see the value of persuasion, don’t you? – engaging your mind and keeping …

What happens if you don’t show up?

They decided to be there. They decided you were a good decision – at least, the best decision for that moment in time. For most, it was a series of decisions that brought them there. Decisions based on relationships. Decisions based on trust. Decisions based on history and knowledge and circumstances. If you don’t show up, they will make another …

Snakes in the Grass

Ignorance is not bliss… If close calls were heeded as final warnings, and proactive measures were enacted to correct situations, people and organizations would have better results and fewer disasters. Researchers Robin Dillon-Merrill, Catherine Tinsley, and Mathew Cronin at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business have discovered instead of viewing close calls as near disasters, most close calls are viewed as …

The Hunt

Love the hunt. Love the planning. Love the preparation. Love the hunt. Love the work. Love the search. Love the hunt. Love first contact. Love the tension. Love the hunt? Connect.

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Hello world!

It took me a long time to say ‘Hello world!’. I’ve been here awhile. Some might even say a long time. It took me time to feel comfortable with myself. It’s a good day and ‘Hello world!’.