About philsherwood

I own a software company that I started in 1994. We develop and market accounting software for the oil & gas industry.

Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part One

I have a goal every year to at least read one non-fiction book a month. I know, that isn't a very high goal, but you have to start somewhere, right?  Of all the habits of high performers, especially in business, reading it the one habit that they all have in common. The top-performing CEOs read [...]

By | 2018-03-18T21:47:16+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

This One Thing Is Required For Success

I turned 57 this past week. It seems like just yesterday that my Dad was running up and down the sidewalk banging on the windows yelling "It's a boy! It's a boy!". As I grew and went from crawling to walking, I was always being encouraged. "You can do it! Walk to Momma. Come on! [...]

By | 2017-11-06T12:55:53+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Advice, Mindset|1 Comment

Change Your Focus, Change Your Life

How do you describe life? What word picture comes to mind when you think of your life? The words you use have meaning and that meaning defines how you perceive things to be. Here are some examples. Maybe you can relate to one of them. None of them are right or wrong but it's good [...]

By | 2017-10-04T11:27:13+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Mindset|Comments Off on Change Your Focus, Change Your Life

The One Question You Must Ask Yourself

If there's one question that we have no problem asking of others but shy away from like the plague when it comes to asking ourselves, it's this. Why?   From the time we were young children we've wanted to know why from from everyone else, haven't we? Just spend some time around a 3 - [...]

By | 2017-08-03T14:30:33+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Mindset|Comments Off on The One Question You Must Ask Yourself

My Top 6 Books Read In 2016

I like to read. One of my goals for this next year is to make more time for reading. Even though I didn't feel like I took enough time for reading this last year, in looking back, I read quite a few books.  I love the quote from Mark Twain that goes: Those who don't [...]

By | 2017-01-03T12:29:26+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top 6 Books Read In 2016

Which Sport Describes How You Show Up In Life?

I've written in the past about how most of my life, I've lived it in reaction mode. Instead of making plans and executing them I would wait for someone or something to tell me what I needed to do when. The rest of the time I was just in my "doing life" mode. That can [...]

By | 2016-12-20T12:43:43+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Advice, Goals, Mindset|Comments Off on Which Sport Describes How You Show Up In Life?

Goals or Wishes?

It's that time of year  when you start to hear a lot about setting goals. I guess that the changing from one year to the next is as good a time as any to think about goals and it's the time of year most people think about them but it gets kind of old, don't [...]

By | 2016-12-08T13:58:47+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Advice, Goals, Mindset|Comments Off on Goals or Wishes?

What Does Getting a Stomach Virus Over the Holidays Give You?

I just experienced one of the worst times to get a stomach virus. The day after Thanksgiving. Yeah, that's enough of a word picture for anyone, right? I don't get sick like this often. In fact, Towona and I discussed it and the last time I had a bug like this was 16 years ago. [...]

By | 2016-11-28T13:31:30+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Advice, Mindset|Comments Off on What Does Getting a Stomach Virus Over the Holidays Give You?