Personal & Professional Growth

Personal GrowthA good friend and I reminisced yesterday about a gentleman that changed our lives through one of his most powerful beliefs. As I now try to positively impact the lives of others, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ inspired character caused me to adapt that saying to include a third component; high moral and ethical character, to the statement.

I am positive he will give me a big hug when we meet again in Heaven. “What can I say Charlie, I love the Wisdom of Three!”

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Child’s Play or Lessons in the Art of Wise Decision Making?

dr_seuss Brain and Feet-quoteIf you ever read “Cat in a Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham”, don’t think this bad or even spam, please thank this host and share this post. For all choices which are eclectic must also be favorably ethic.

Many of you who are reading this article work in a very complex and possibly mentally demanding occupation. You might be responsible for millions of dollars of assets or may supervise countless associates.  In environments such as those, bad decisions and poor choices can spell doom to your company and more likely your personal success.  How many choices are we presented with or do we consider before making the final decision?  How many critical decisions do you have to make in a day, a month, or a year?  Where do we begin to learn the skills necessary for wise decision making?  You may be surprised! Continue reading “Child’s Play or Lessons in the Art of Wise Decision Making?”

One City, Two Strangers, Two Perceptions

Two Strangers One City Two PerceptionsOnce more we can experience the power of the Wisdom of Three as presented through the eyes of Wise King Solomon. He was a Master at the art of understanding the human condition long before psychology was a science.  This is one example of why.

“This is a tale of two strangers visiting the same city on the same day and the account of their perception of the people they encountered while there.

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Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra, SyriaPalmyra, Sryia, during the reign of Solomon, was primarily Jewish but was heavily populated with Greeks as well. In my research, I found an early writing of the area that speaks of a story of Solomon solving a theft incident in the city Palmyra itself. This was said to be one of the rare times that Solomon left the palace in Jerusalem to judge a case on the site of the incident. I will not give the story away…it will be in my next book, but it was an intriguing example that Solomon was part detective as well as judge.  Stay tuned for more.  In the meantime, pick up your copy of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” at Amazon or a local Barnes & Noble.

Happy New Year…New Me…New You!

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As we bravely face a new year, we commonly indulge in the custom of being drawn to the image of the annual occasion to create a fresh start.   We seem to view this as a magical opportunity to transform those troublesome elements of our lives into the existence of our dreams.  Once a year, we feel empowered by the mystical rotation of the calendar at the stroke of midnight on January first; this key stimulant that we must have in order to hold fast to those future changes we desire at that precious moment in time.  No one can say that we are not a well trained people in the mastery of the art of monitoring progress through chronological tracking of good intentions.  So where do we fall short and why then do so many of us struggle each year with the same resolutions?    Continue reading “Happy New Year…New Me…New You!”

The Big Three in Intellectual Development

1843934_origHave you ever been confused about whether you were being educated or trained? What is the difference between a teacher and a trainer? Do our colleges and universities deliver training or education? Can or should the company I work for provide education, training or both? When should I pursue training verses an education? These can be tough questions, especially for people in the corporate world or people who are self-employed. To help you with these questions, let’s shed some light on the differences and what each can deliver to the individual.
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Cicero was proven right…but was it too late?

4490394_origAs a student of history, I was drawn by current events to the words of a famous Roman orator and philosopher Marcus Tulluis Cicero. I would like to share some of my thoughts on a couple of mistakes highlighted below and pose questions for your consideration. In one of his many papers on the decline of the Roman Empire, Cicero wrote:

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

  • Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others.
  • Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected.
  • Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it.
  • Refusing to set aside trivial preferences.
  • Neglecting development and refinement of mind.
  • Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Marcus Tullius Cicero; 63 BC
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