Take the Shot

It had been a close game through every quarter. They’d score a basket, we’d score a basket. They’d make two free throws, we’d make two free throws. We were neck and neck throughout the entire game. Neither team was willing to give ground. I was 14, playing basketball in a summer league. This was a… Read On

Crabface

Everyone in the neighborhood had a different name for him. I’m sure some of the elderly people on the block knew his real name, but I only knew him as Crabface. I’d dubbed him this horrible name because the day I and my college roommate, Todd, moved into the house across the street from him,… Read On

What’s Under the Hood?

I took my car in for service the other day. It was supposed to take about 20 minutes, but the universe had other plans for me. For you see, it wanted to show me something, and I was a helpless captive to the desires of the universe. First I sat in the waiting room like… Read On

Helping Others When You Can’t Help Yourself

I’ve read for a lot of clients who want to go into the self-help profession. Coaches, counselors, therapists, personal development leaders, speakers, writers, you name it. People who have a sincere and honest desire to help others. And the one protest I always hear is, “How can I help other people when my own life… Read On

No Excuses

The other night I was having dinner with a friend. At some point I mentioned that I was ready to get back into exercising but the logistics were a nightmare. Should I join a gym? That would take a huge chunk out of my precious work day. Should I buy a piece of equipment for… Read On