Character Creates Opportunity® – Take Action: Thursday, December 7, 2017

“someday never comes” – John Fogerty, lead singer for Creedence Clearwater Revival For many reading this blog, the rhythm from that song and the music of CCR brings back a few memories (others maybe saying, “Who in the world is John Fogerty and CCR?”).  As we continue on our journey to build and strengthen our character, an important topic to address is the need to take action today, rather than putting things off. Let’s face it, we all know the basics of things we should do to strengthen important relationships, improve our health, expand our thinking, or be better positioned to grow in our career.  Many times, our excuse for not doing these things is that it is just not the “right time” to take action. “I will go back to school once the kids get a little older” “I will forgive once the sting of the betrayal subsides a little more” “I will reach out to that family member once I get through this busy time at work” ”I will get back to exercising in the springtime” As we have all experienced, many times that “right time” never comes about or when it does, we have a host […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – Gentleness: Thursday, November 2, 2017

As we continue on our journey to build and strengthen our character, today’s theme is about a principle that gets little mention in today’s “loud and proud” environment.  When we call roll for those who have delivered lasting, positive impact in our world, in our communities, and most certainly […]

Character Creates Opportunity® – The Avoidance Strategy: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Psychologists, social researchers in academia, and our own personal experience would say that the vast majority of us avoid having the difficult conversation to address lingering frustrations that inevitably come with relationships in the home, the workplace, and the community. Leaders in the workplace often delay having the difficult […]