May 25, 2014

Don’t Be Afraid of the Circus

By | 2015-12-12T20:25:37+00:00 May 25th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

In this season of graduation ceremonies and speeches, I decided to share some of the encouragement I heard given to students as they move on to their next phase of life. At the University of Texas combined graduation ceremony on May 17, Admiral William H McRaven, Commander U. S. Special [...]

May 22, 2014

How Much Was a Talent Worth?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

Almost everyone has heard of the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-18). I heard the story so many times growing up that I didn't pay much attention to the details.  You probably know the story: A man was about to go on a journey, and before he left he gave [...]

May 19, 2014

Interests are Over-rated!

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

By Mike McCormack One of my biggest pet peeves is how much emphasis young adults (and many consultants) put on interests when making career choices. It is also amazing how many assessment instruments there are for interests – and how many people think they are just as important as talents [...]

Mar 15, 2014

My Wife Believes This

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

My wife and I use to argue (I mean, get into discussions) all the time when our kids lived at home about whether we should let our teenagers sleep later, or get them up to get stuff done on weekends. I was coming from the old school perspective, coming from [...]

Jan 30, 2014

How Does Your High School Compare?

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 January 30th, 2014|Individuals|0 Comments

This might be funny - If it weren't TRUE! Parents and students who have heard me speak have heard me talk have heard about the four reasons why so many college students (69%) don't graduate in four years. Number two on that list is that many of our high schools [...]

May 29, 2013

What’s on Your Summer Reading List

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Individuals|Comments Off on What’s on Your Summer Reading List

What's on Your Summer Reading List I still remember hearing Jim Rohn speak 20 years ago and his main message was, Where you end up 5 or 10 years from now will depend primarily on the books you read and the people you hang out with. Today I read an [...]

May 28, 2013

Graduation Inspires “Big Thoughts”

By | 2016-10-20T21:53:47+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Individuals|Comments Off on Graduation Inspires “Big Thoughts”

Graduation Inspires "Big Thoughts" This is the time of year that students who are graduating (and their parents) take time to look back while at the same time look forward and plan for the future. It has made me think of a couple of clients who came to me at [...]