Transformational, Hopeful, Love

There’s a concept I was just introduced to that actually could fall under the heading of business and leadership development. It’s odd, and, I think it’s worth giving some thought-space to.   Yep, today’s Wednesdays with Wayne focuses on a concept I recently heard in a lecture, that of transformational, hopeful, love. Here are some quick questions:   How often …

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 …

Have YOU Created A Monster?

My wife turned to me and said, “I respectfully disagree.”  We were discussing self-esteem.  It turned out that we both actually DID agree with each other.  We just had a different approach to the topic.  No one gets a prize for just showing up.  Showing up is your job.   And, sometimes we need a cheerleader in our corner, someone …

The Inner-Outer Connection

In a recent conversation with a client, we spoke about how to connect the outer world with the inner world and vice versa. Our conversation turned to how simplification and decluttering actually makes room for new possibilities to enter your world.  Sometimes simply having space creates the new opportunities. In terms of productivity, the more that you can clear your …

A Light In The Darkness

Carrying a candle into the darkness does not change the flame.  Darkness is not the presence of dark, but the absence of light.  This week’s Wednesdays With Wayne post is about what I call The Torch of Clarity.   When you become super clear about your values and the role(s) you play in the world, doubt abates.  When you become …

Waiting for Sunrise

Is it a sleepless night?  Or are you up early on purpose?  It’s still dark out and you find yourself wondering about and perhaps worrying about all of the things you’ve got going on.  The conversations you need to have, the conversations you hope you don’t have to have, and the conversations that you get to have all seem to …

You Said YES!

That’s how you got to where you are – you said yes in a strange, circuitous, series.  Looking out over the bluffs at Cabo San Lucas, I got into a discussion with a gentleman who had flown in from Australia.  Kirby pointed out that in order for a gathering of so many great minds at a location like this, you …