Human-Kind: you’re both!

The world has been a mess since, well, since it has been around.  There has always been competition. Think about any era, any country, any snapshot in time.  There have been winners. There have been losers. There have been bullies. There have been heroes.  And a lot of who has been what has depended on which side you’ve been on. …

Grateful

My dad’s car flipped last week.  He’s 96. He went to the hospital.  He’s out of the hospital. And, he’s doing okay. This kind of image gets you thinking.  You think about connection to others. You think about the fragility of life.  You think about resilience. You think about circumstances and who else was (or wasn’t) involved. This picture of …

Please, Just Hear Me

He storms out the door on a mission.  She’s left in whirlwind, facing her multiple job roles and tasks wondering when they, as a couple, will actually get to spend time together.  He knows she needs him, just to spend some time together, but he rationalizes – he’s doing all of this for her. I’m writing my next book on …

Cutting Through and Letting Go

We all have “stuff,” that baggage, the stories, the clutter – whether figurative or literal – that we need to let go of.  It weighs us down. We know it no longer belongs in our lives and yet, you and I have trouble letting go. Inspiration for Wednesdays With Wayne comes from themes I’ve heard, coached, or had appear in …

The HEART of your Success

Leading the StuckAtTheTop™ Breakthrough Retreat this past weekend was an honor, a pleasure, and hard work.  Leaders from across the country came together to create their new personal vision for themselves. The Wednesdays With Wayne challenge: Design what it will take to make this year your best year yet and creating the new version of your Best Self. What struck …

Important Small Stuff

It’s the small stuff that makes a difference.  It’s the small stuff over and over again. It’s the smile along with a soft, yet energetic “good morning.” It’s holding a door.  It’s telling someone the thing they needed to hear. It’s the small stuff over and over again that makes a difference. A little while ago I wrote a Wednesdays …

You, The Time Traveler

If you could go back in time and change just one thing for yourself, what would it be?  In this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne, you get to time-travel just a bit. Traveling back in time twenty years ago, if you changed just one thing back then, it would have made a difference to you today, wouldn’t it? The same is …

Don’t Aim For Perfection

The local antique store inspires this week’s Wednesdays With Wayne.  There, I found this lamp, it has beautiful crystal dangly things (I’m not the antique shopper, I just know what’s pretty to me).  My wife liked it. She and Ali, the shopkeeper, got into a discussion about the lamp. Ali noted that it really was a beautiful lamp, she told …

Bringing Your Happy

Last week, some of you responded to my Wednesdays With Wayne by honoring me and telling me how much my writing meant.  Each note, each parade (or GIF of such), made me smile! Thank you! Since then, I’ve had a few people comment on my ability to bounce into a room, smiling.  I almost always wake up that way. When …

We All Just Want This One Thing

Heyyyyy!  I’ve been writing a weekly blog for two years.  That’s right, this is Wednesdays With Wayne number 104!!!  I think I’d like a parade or something.  Actually, just drop a note that says, “that’s cool” or something.   Which brings you to today’s topic – We All Just Want This One Thing…  when you get it, you feel good. …