Big Dreams Deliver Big Results

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One of Steve Jobs’ famous quotes is, “Dream Bigger.”  Steve understands that many times we are not limited by other people or elements beyond our control but rather we limit our self.  Small dreams do not motivate us to try big things.  If we set our activities on small goals then that is all we can achieve, and we naturally …

Is It Time To Quit?

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“I’m not a quitter.”  We’ve heard this battle cry before.  But sometimes we need to be objective enough to evaluate our progress, our current position and the possibilities that lie ahead if we continue down the same path.  Many times the true “winners” are those people who know when enough is enough, eliminate allocating valuable resources in a losing effort …

Long Term Success

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I had the opportunity recently to attend a symposium in New York City.  The topic was the legislative career of Ted Kennedy.  Two of the speakers were Caroline Kennedy and Justice Stephen Breyer.  It was incredibly insightful to hear about the traits and characteristics of Senator Kennedy that contributed to his successes.  Senator Kennedy served for 47 years and participated …

Advice to a Friend

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A friend of mine in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia sent me an email asking for my advice. After I responded I decided to share it here for two reasons.  I believe that these are the keys to success in most any venture.  And because I realized that many of the challenges that we all face have simple answers.  It is executing on those …

Expand Your Sphere of Contribution – Building Powerful Relationships

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When I think about every great achievement I’ve been fortunate to experience I realize that there is always one, and usually many more, relationships involved.  Someone helped me, introduced me, taught me, mentored me or just shared an idea with me.  I truly believe that relationships are the determining factor in our ability to achieve great things.  Here is a …