Blog 2016-11-22T01:11:51+00:00

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 to know how they affect us. Life is a Battle If you describe life as a battle then you'll use words like:  I just have to fight through it. I'm going down for the count. Who's coming against me today. It's every man for himself. I just keep getting pummeled. When life is seen this way it also is experienced this way. You're going to have to fight through each day. Life is a Gift When life is seen as a gift you'll use words like: Each day is precious. I wake up each morning with gratitude for another day. Today I'll be present. You have to take time to stop and smell the roses. Life viewed as a gift is a 180-degree turn from viewing it as [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Categories: Mindset|0 Comments

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 - 7 year old and you'll hear them ask Why? 100 times if they ask it once. If you ask them to pick their toys up, they ask why? If you tell them to brush their teeth, they ask why? If you ask them to quit asking why?, they ask why? We hate being asked why, don't we? Why is that?  (Ha ha. Got you there, didn't I?) What? Another question we're very good at is asking What? We are so familiar with the question of what. We can answer those type of questions all day long.  I'm going to mow the lawn. I go cycling three times a week. I brush my teeth. I'm going to lose 10 lbs. We can answer what questions easily because they [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: 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 read have no advantage over those who can't read. What I want to do in this post is to list some of the books I read in 2016 and to include my key take-aways from the book. Here's the non-fiction books I read in 2016 in reverse order of impact they had on me. 6) Delegation & Supervision - Brian Tracy One of my biggest problems as a leader has been my inability or unwillingness to delegate. I often do things myself instead of delegating the task to one of the SherWare employees. I think it's probably because I know I can do it faster, but I've come to learn that getting it done faster isn't always best when you end up taking the time you could have [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Top 6 Books Read In 2016