If you worked a 30-hour week, what would you do with the extra 10 or 20 hours you just gave yourself? “Oh, I have a big list – can’t wait to be there. And I’m thinking about calling Matthew so I can be there sooner.” “Nothing comes to mind, so I’m thinking about not reading … Continued
Month: September 2019
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My second-grade daughter – and all the second-graders in the Dallas Independent School District – are spending time learning the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. When Stephen Covey’s book first came out in 1989, it was revolutionary, cutting-edge thought about how to live your life. I used 7 Habits in my business, taking my nightclub management teams … Continued
When was the last time you gave yourself a raise? The one you earned for increased performance. I meet a lot of well-known restaurateurs who proudly and confidently identify their businesses as “great.” They’re so great that, at first, they don’t even know why they are talking to me – someone who works to improve … Continued
A friend of mine told me she would enjoy moving every year. Wow! I had not heard that one before. But she abandoned that dream, realizing her kids need a stable home. I remembered this when my daughter asked me, “Is this our forever house?” She wanted know that her roots—the ones she had … Continued
It’s Labor Day – the holiday dedicated to the American worker. Many people don’t think about the meaning of the day (if they ever knew it in the first place). And that’s what happens to a lot of our holidays. They morph into days of general relaxation and fun. They lose their meaning. And they … Continued