From Goals to Significance

sunset“Reaching our goals should leave evidence that we lived a life of significance.”

Regardless of your chosen endeavor, career or occupation allow me to say to you that whatever that goal may be, it is not just for you. Of course you are the one who will experience obstacles, difficult people, bad decisions, and setbacks; but you will also be the one who will experience accomplishments along the way, develop lifelong relationships, absorb an abundance of learning opportunities and, yes, make money too…hopefully LOTS of it. With the bad and the good, the journey to reaching your goals should leave evidence that you lived a life of significance and you will leave behind a trail for others to follow or, at a minimum, be a lasting inspiration. Continue reading

My Personal Manifesto


a personal manifesto

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Here is a no-cost, download of My Personal Manifesto. This document will give you some insight into who I am. It is also a piece that I hope will encourage, inspire and motivate you to take an introspective look at who and where you are as a person. Hopefully this manifesto will provide you with a foundation from which to build upon and grow.

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Vision versus Sight

visionI can see clearly now, the rain is gone.
I can see all the obstacles in my way.
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind.
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day.
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day.

~Johnny Nash (1972)

Those lyrics bring back memories of my childhood…a nostalgic journey to some of the “good ‘ol days”. The lyricist tells us he “can see clearly now…” and he “can see all the obstacles in my way.” However, when it comes to vision and sight, as I will touch upon here, the focus is on what lies ahead. In the literal sense of each word they both mean the same thing – for the most part; but from a future-focused perspective they couldn’t be more different. You see, a very good friend of mine (I hope he reads this) put it this way…

“Sight is what you see with your eyes. Vision is what you see with your mind.”

Let’s examine both statements. Continue reading