Crushing Your Enemies

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. - Sun Tzu Crushing your enemies and watching them scatter in the wind.  Nothing is sweeter than the victory of finally winning that long and costly “war”.  But what if that enemy is yourself?  What if the enemy you wage a never-ending conflict [...]

You Will Be Alright

From time to time I like to share short stories or poems on my blog.  I find it meaningful and fulfilling.  And quite honestly who doesn’t like a little something to pull at our heart strings?  I hope you enjoy this little piece of my heart. It was a cold November morning in sleepy Georgia [...]

The Road to Forgiveness

“Forgiving others is easier than forgiving ourselves.” – The Hopeful Nihilist Forgiveness is that final act of closure which allows our head and heart to move forward.  We will have people we love and care for hurt us and unfortunately that is just life.  And holding that anger or sadness in our heart will only [...]


The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. - John C. Maxwell The way we carry ourselves and treat others is what helps define who we are and how we are judged in today’s society.  In a world where there is a lot of talk and dwindling [...]

When Diplomacy Fails the “People Pleaser”

Well, the thing that I learned as a diplomat is that human relations ultimately make a huge difference. - Madeleine Albright  Diplomacy is the heart of what I do for a living. And so, it is exasperating when diplomacy fails to resolve personal conflicts at home or the workplace. It can really weigh on a [...]