Killing Perfectionism

All too often you set off down a path of getting it done… getting it all done… and yet you somehow feel thwarted.  You’re thrown off, stopped by your own doing. “I can’t submit this, it’s not ready.” It looks like procrastination.  It feels like a burden. And the process of letting out something that is incomplete makes you feel …

It ALWAYS Comes Back To This

My friend and his wife that I quoted a few blogs back are smart people.  And I LOVE how smart people put what they know into action. Sometimes you get stuck thinking about a situation or a person in a certain way.  Maybe you can’t see a solution or maybe you’re feeling judged, or even judgmental. Here’s this week’s Wednesdays …

Why You’re NOT Fulfilled

I just had lunch with one of the smartest, most accomplished, self-aware men I’ve ever met.  He was born into a life of luxury that was turned upside down in his early teens when his country became war-torn as a political hotbed.  He literally went from having anything he could dream of to having nowhere to sleep. As he grew …

Inspired by Quirky Clients

My quirky clients inspire me. I’ve recently met with a couple who each had their own challenges.  Hey, they’re human and really, we all have our personal stuff.   This week’s Wednesdays With Wayne takes you on a journey of looking inward to bring your Best Self out.   Andrew and Sally struggled to be better leaders for their organization. …

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 …