Flirting With Disaster

The engines whined as they revved up.  We began to race down the runway readying for takeoff when everything, and I mean everything, came to an abrupt halt.   The engines were brought down and the brakes were applied forcefully. I slid forward in my seat, held in place by my seatbelt. Overhead, bags slid in their bins. And in …

Celebrating Life – my dad is 96 today!

Do Good Stuff! My dad’s legacy is a statement he makes as a salutation sign-off at the end of a conversation.  In The Significance Factor, I devoted a chapter to Do Good Stuff.  It’s a reminder for each of us to make a difference, to give back, and to keep investing in education both for yourself, as well as for …

The Illusion of Control

As I write this, I’m sitting on an airplane that is getting its second coating of de-icing.  I joked that de icing is de best part. Why joke?  I mean, I’m now two-and-a-half hours delayed.  Two and a half hours!!! I could be angry. I could be worried. Instead, I changed perspective to know that I’m in the best hands …

Oh, I could never…

How often has someone near you done something or suggest you do something together to which you responded (either with that voice in your head or out loud), “Oh, yeah, but that’s just not me.”   That’s fine for someone else, but that’s just not me.   Welcome to Wednesdays With Wayne where this week I’m asking you the question …