You Know What . . . but Do You Know Why?

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” Albert Einstein Today’s wisdom message is about going that all important, one level deeper, and asking this question: “Why?”  Charting a solid path forward from whatever situation we find ourselves in requires us to understand not only what is going on, but why.  The simplest examples come […]

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From “All or Nothing” . . . To “Just Right”

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.”  Robert H. Schuller Today’s wellness message is all about doing just the right amount. Doing the right amount, not too much, not too little, is totally and completely based upon your very individual life, your goals, your resources, your experiences . . . everything about […]

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What Do You (Want to) Stand For?

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Today’s wisdom message is all about branding, but not in the traditional sense. I am not talking about popular brands like Nike, Starbucks, or Gillette, but rather the brand of you: your personal equity. The brand of […]

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You Find Issues . . . But Do You Offer Solutions?

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – Plato Today’s wisdom message is all about being a solutions provider, and no, I’m not talking about a big technology or consulting firm. We all have the power to be a solutions provider . . . to turn frustration into a fix, and often end up in a […]

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How Do You Save Time, Money, and Reach Some Pretty Lofty Goals?

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”  Maya Angelou Todays’ wisdom message (and that thing that will save you time, money, and help you reach your goals) is all about the great power of networking. We’ve all heard the saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While I would argue […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Fitness Edition

Today’s wellness message is inspired by Stephen R. Covey’s fabulous book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” This is a wonderful book and training program as the simple, yet powerful habits apply across health, career, and family (a theme I try to uphold here at Wisdom & Wellness). Photo Courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/ddpavumba Here are The […]

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Awakening the Old Adage: “Practice Makes Perfect”

“I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” –Benjamin Franklin Today’s wisdom message is a throwback to a saying which will be forever relevant, no matter what world-changing technology comes out or how cultural norms may shift: practice makes perfect. Growing up, I mostly heard this adage in the […]

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One Question. Dramatically Stronger Results.

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” –W. Clement Stone Intention. It’s one of my favorite words. It implies being in control, having a plan, and taking charge. Today’s message is equally wisdom and wellness. It has broad application. It’s simple, and it has the ability to take you, your work, your […]

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Do You Want to Be Right . . . or Do You Want to Be Effective?

“Efficiency is for machines, effectiveness for people” Stephen Covey Today’s wisdom message has to do with effectively working with others. This is probably the single most important skill, hands-down, to a happy, successful life on the job and at home. Do you want to be right, or do you want to be effective? This question, […]

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Make Your Health a Big Rock, but Move it Slowly

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” –Arthur Ashe    Today’s wellness message is all about getting started and building momentum.  Many of you have probably heard of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” One of my favorite habits is that of focusing on the big rocks. Mr. […]

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Successful Companies Have a Mission . . . Do You?

 April 15, 2014 An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates My wisdom & wellness message today is a critical starting point to anyone’s life-long journey of personal growth & development, whether it be health-related or not. It’s all about figuring out what matters most to you in your own life, & then aligning your […]

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