Character Creates Opportunity® – Giving & Receiving Part II: Thursday, December 26, 2013

Part I of this message focused on giving and covered the timeless truth that it is better to give than receive.  Part II of this message will address the aspect of Receiving as a key aspect to help build and strength our character. We all enjoy receiving a thoughtful gift from loved ones during the holidays or other special occasions.  We may feel a slight sense of concern and express “you really did not have to do that”, but we all have little to no struggle in receiving a gift around these special events.  However, like many aspects of building and strengthening our character, I want to address an area where many of us struggle and that is in Receiving help from someone who is genuinely wanting to give some assistance. In my learnings from the observations of others, research on the subject, and reflecting on my personal choices through the years, there is a tendency for many of us to resist receiving help, even when we clearly need it, and we choose to continue struggling on our own in trying to complete the task or address the situation. In the workplace, it is quite common to observe individuals […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – Learning: Monday, December 9, 2013

Over the weekend, I reconnected with a friend who is a leadership consultant and executive coach.  He was preparing to meet some clients to discuss the West Point leadership experience and he asked me what were some of the key learnings that I carried with me from West Point into […]

Harvest Time Partners Announces Launch of New Games in Partnership with Dr. Toy

Conversation Games Now More Widely Available Portage, MI (December 4, 2013) — Harvest Time Partners, Inc., a personal and professional development company, is expanding its market penetration through a partnership with Dr. Toy to accelerate the launch of several new conversation games.  Harvest Time Partners’ products will be made […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – Goals: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

As we continue to build and strengthen our character, an important topic to address is setting goals and making plans to accomplish our goals.  For most businesses that desire to exist beyond a few months or a few years, an essential element is setting direction and answering the big […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – Time: Wednesday, November 26, 2013

As we continue to build and strengthen our character, an important aspect is to acknowledge the importance of time in the choices we make.  There are two areas of time that we will review in today’s blog. (1)    Time is an essential and limited resource. “All my possessions for […]