When The Sky Was Flat

When we bother to look up, we might register somewhere in the depths of our minds that the sky is blue and a wisp of clouds floats by.  Birds sing, though we hardly notice.   Until something changes all of that.  The sky is grey.  There is no depth.  Your eyes tear-up from the ashes that fill the air and …

Why Something Like Standing Up Straighter Matters

Have you ever been around someone who makes you think differently?  Perhaps just because of who they are or how they present themselves, you stand up straighter?  I don’t know why it happens, my daughter is a Marine and when I’m around her, I find my posture improves.   There’s something about excellence that you can sense in a person. …

How I Got Two Hickeys Flying High

I celebrated my birthday last week at an indoor skydiving place.  Really, it was awesome… except for the part that wasn’t. In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you’ll get three key points that apply to business, leadership, and life.  I learned them while being supported by winds above 100mph. Here’s a short video for you, too! CLICK FOR VIDEO There …

You, a Failure? Quick Action Steps!

CLICK HERE FOR A QUICK VIDEO Have you ever been really hard on yourself for starting something and then not following through?  Your diet failed.  Your exercise plan failed.  Your “read a book a month” plan failed.  So… did YOU fail?   Here – you’re forgiven and you get a “do-over.”  Yes, in this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you’ll move …

I See You, Human!

So powerful are these words and this sentiment:  I see you, Human.       QUICK VIDEO! CLICK HERE TO VIEW! Who are we in the world if not to recognize another?  In your role(s) as leader, parent, friend, or dishwasher, isn’t it important to humanize the people in your world?  At a restaurant, it’s a human that takes your …

You think YOU have problems…!

I just heard a speaker say that you don’t need to tell people your problems, 90% of people don’t care and the other 10% are glad you have them.  It’s interesting.  When I share things, it’s not about the “problems,” but actually simply about what’s going on.  I don’t look for sympathy.  Certainly, it’s as simple as understanding.  In this …

Why So Serious?

Have you ever found yourself worrying about something so much you were almost to the point of tears? Short On Time? CLICK HERE FOR A QUICK VIDEO (Am I, Or Am I Not, Wearing Pants?) Traffic is terrible.  The people you’re waiting to get an answer from aren’t calling you back.  There are two meetings in different places you’re supposed …

What Do You Get When…

Short On Time? Enjoy The VIDEO – Here! Over the past year, I’ve been sharing the topics that have cropped up in my life during the week.  They’re current.  They’re real.  And this week, on more than just a handful of occasions, the topic that’s THE key ingredient for great leaders has shown up – over and over and over …

What-You-And-A-Dragonfly-Have-In-Common

A funny thing just happened to my friend, Mike.  It reminded me so much about a story that I tell, that I just had to bring it to you! In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne we look at how YOU are so much like a Dragonfly, you might need someone to “shoo” you on your way. A dragonfly got into …

This Mistake Will Blow Your Chances –

No Time To Read? Check out the 2-minute video, here! No one sets out to make a bad impression.  Sometimes we stress about making a good impression, especially if it’s the first time we’re meeting someone.   But a subtle mistake stops people from deepening a relationship with you – whether that’s a working relationship or a personal relationship.  In …