Character Creates Opportunity® – A Gateway to Growth: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mistakes…We all make them. Spoiler alert…We will all continue to make them. As kids, we make mistakes in the classroom and get red ink all over our assignments.  We make a mistake on the field and our opponent scores.  We certainly make mistakes with friends and family as we grow during those difficult adolescent years. As adults, we continue to make mistakes.  We make mistakes at work and the business may lose money, manufacture a defective product, or lose a customer.  In relationships, we make some big mistakes around promises made and not kept.  We speak-up when we should shut-up and shut-up when we should speak-up.  We make mistakes with our use of time and money. Whether we are a child or an adult, mistakes hurt. For most of us, our mindset is to view mistakes as bad and something to avoid.  Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Mistakes are a necessary part of learning.  Psychologists and researchers would tell us that almost all of life’s learnings come from mistakes. Mistakes are the gateway to personal growth. As we continue to build and strengthen our character, learning to more effectively deal with mistakes will help us reach our […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – Viewpoint: February 23, 2017

There is an interesting trend in our world that is being played out in a number of areas of our lives.  We have developed a seemingly insatiable need to have different viewpoints of the same situation.  We have come to the realization that there is advantage is having a […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – A Needed Connection: February 9, 2017

The local book stores and web-pages on Amazon contain countless resources offering advice on how we can build better relationships.  Some are complicated with academic theory and no practical application.  Some are just the latest well-packaged marketing effort from some media company and others offer genuine value to those […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – Why Not Ask? January 19, 2017

There is no denying that we have entered into the age of instant access to all types of resources to help us be more efficient and effective.  On the personal development side, there are websites that can help us be more efficient with planning schedules, meals, vacations, and just […]