Successful People Are Just Lucky? I Don’t Buy It.

I read something that made me roll my eyes. It was the commencement speech of an author to the graduating class of an Ivy League school. What caused my reaction was this: the speaker simply told them that any success they had was largely due to luck. Seriously? His big advice wasn’t really advice at […]

Five Tips for Playing the (Job Hunt) Game

Living in Wisconsin, I am one of many who follow the Green Bay Packers. And this season has been a pretty amazing one. Until Sunday night, that is. Not only did they lose the game, they were trounced. I’m guessing that not many people thought that the highest seeded team would go out in their […]

Untapped Resources

One of my favorite kitchen appliances is my Nesco Roaster Oven. It wasn’t always that way. When we were putting together our gift registry, my then-fiance was very excited to add the roaster oven to the list. But I thought he was nuts. My mom never had one, and I had no clue what I […]

You Failed? Way to Go!

My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to watch Meet the Robinsons, a Disney cartoon that came out in 2007. This was my favorite scene in this movie: How cool would that be if people celebrated failure all the time? It does make sense — failure is an opportunity to make discoveries. It can […]

What’s Your Aha Moment?

Mutual of Omaha has been running a series of ads that feature people in various situations who have “aha” moments. One of commercials is about Chris, a man who experienced a life-altering event: No one can deny the severity of what happened to Chris. And yet, there he sat, talking in a very matter-of-fact way […]

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