Appetite

Given the timing of the year (close to the July 4th holiday) and focusing on title alone, welcome to my blog about the number of hot dogs I can eat in one sitting! Kidding, this is actually a blog about all the different ways to grill mayonnaise. Okay, again, maybe I type in jest as anyone who knows me knows I would sooner walk a tight rope over the Grand Canyon with no safety harness than eat said referenced condiment…let alone grill it! Actually, the thoughts I had around “appetite” focus more … [Read more...]

What Do Your Senses and Successful Project Plans Have in Common?

Do you know why people clink their wine glasses before their first drink? To ignite each of the senses. The glass is clear to see the color. Your touch can feel the glass and the temperature. Your nose can smell the bouquet of the wine. Just before raising the glass to taste, we “clink” the glass to include your final sense….to hear. Our sense of hearing can have such an impact. The No. 1 summer hit song when I was a teenager was “Every Breath You Take” by The Police. … [Read more...]

Part 2: What Does Your Brand Say About You?

Have you played the Voting Game yet? Are you not sure what I’m talking about? In my last post, I mentioned how playing that game is the quickest way to determine the personal brand you’ve created. But what if the personal brand you’ve created doesn’t match up with the personal brand you want to have? Do you even know what the personal brand is you want to have? It’s important to know and create the brand you want because it impacts the projects and opportunities you’re given. Your brand is total … [Read more...]

Part 2: What Does Your Brand Say About You?

Have you played the Voting Game yet? Are you not sure what I’m talking about? In my last post, I mentioned how playing that game is the quickest way to determine the personal brand you’ve created. But what if the personal brand you’ve created doesn’t match up with the personal brand you want to have? Do you even know what the personal brand is you want to have? It’s important to know and create the brand you want because it impacts the projects and opportunities you’re given. Your brand is total … [Read more...]

You Look Left; I’ll Look Right

The father of one of my co-workers recently went to renew his driver’s license. At just over 90 years old, he was told he would need to take the driving portion of his test. Unfortunately, he failed. Two reasons. 1) He neglected to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, and 2) when he pulled out, he only looked left before heading out in traffic. Later, when his son asked him why he didn’t look right, the answer was simple. “Your mom looks right; I look left.” The good news is he passed on the … [Read more...]

Listen Before You Leap

8.25 seconds. That’s how long I have to get you to keep reading. A recent report by Microsoft® compared the attention span of a human and a goldfish and found the two were disturbingly close. In fact, the goldfish beat us by over half a second. The Microsoft report claimed the average human attention span went from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8.25 seconds in 2015. Those figures were compared to an average goldfish attention span of 9 seconds. The challenge we all face today when trying to … [Read more...]

Listen Before You Leap

8.25 seconds. That’s how long I have to get you to keep reading. A recent report by Microsoft® compared the attention span of a human and a goldfish and found the two were disturbingly close. In fact, the goldfish beat us by over half a second. The Microsoft report claimed the average human attention span went from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8.25 seconds in 2015. Those figures were compared to an average goldfish attention span of 9 seconds. The challenge we all face today when trying to … [Read more...]

The Regulatory Compliance Countdown for Haulers is On

Not long ago, we had a blog that outlined some upcoming major changes for haulers. If you operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 10,000 pounds, alone or in combination with a trailer, you’ll want to be sure you take a look at that blog. Basically, we discussed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) final ruling requiring the adoption of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and the upcoming compliance date of December 18, 2017. I know it doesn’t seem … [Read more...]

The Regulatory Compliance Countdown for Haulers is On

Not long ago, we had a blog that outlined some upcoming major changes for haulers. If you operate trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 10,000 pounds, alone or in combination with a trailer, you’ll want to be sure you take a look at that blog. Basically, we discussed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) final ruling requiring the adoption of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and the upcoming compliance date of December 18, 2017. I know it doesn’t seem … [Read more...]

I’ve Got Good News and Bad News

If I asked you to explain the word “health” to me, you’d probably give me a pretty great definition. After all, we all know what it means to be healthy, right? Spoiler alert: Good health doesn’t just mean you eat right, exercise, are a great weight, and don’t have any ailments. According to the World Health Organization, health is defined as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” As you can imagine, as you age “health” … [Read more...]