A Job, a Home, a Purpose

In California there are 15,000 homeless US military veterans; 6,000 of them are in Los Angeles County. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times newspaper I read over coffee this morning, there are resources we have – and don't have – to help them get to their next “there.” I'd like to add

Would the “c+ Student” Please Collect His Report Card?

Jodi and I work together…We have for the past 21 years, in one way or another. That being said, there were 21 years BEFORE us meeting that we’re still learning about today. She’s got her stories, I’ve got mine. One of the stories I’d always told was how I wasn’t the “best” student in junior

Thinking and Boxes

When it comes to making more possible, to achieving on your goals, what do you do to “line yourself up” for success? I'll give you something you can think about today, and if you meditate on it and it fits for you, it may just change the way you do just about everything. Often, people

Gain momentum as you come up with your next big idea (guest post contributed by Justin Esgar)

(Enjoy this guest post contributed by Justin Esgar , a friend of mine who contributed this article to get you thinking about how to make things better…) From my experiences, two main issues always arise when I discuss the idea of Appitalize with people. Either they say, “I don’t have the time” or “I can’t

FBR: “Speaking Leadership: 22 Essential Secrets to Make Speeches Succeed”

When it’s time to stand in front of a group of people, you think, “I really wish I were better at this.” Well, John Rasiej has written the book for those of us who know that if we knew just a few of the secrets that are out there, we could be that much more

Tailored to VERY busy managers, founders and entrepreneurs

Are you looking to make your best even better? Think about the skills that you’ll need to get to your next level of life, of business…of your career. Is your current learning and professional development plan going to get you there? If you’re interested in becoming a more effective leader, a more efficient worker, a

Small Biz Big Things in New York City

I wish I had free tickets to pass along to you, but I have the next best thing. Not sure if you know who Seth Godin is, but he’s a big time business author and speaker. He’s doing an event in NYC on Sept 17 and I will be in the back (probably signing books!). You’re welcome

And then I heard her say, “I’ll never look like that. She’s perfect.”

Too many emails. It’s something my clients complain about. But, I know in my heart they are wrong. It’s not too many that’s the problem. They are getting the wrong kinds of email. If the radio station you’re listening to is playing a song you don’t like, you don’t curse the radio, do you? No.

What “Making More” Means to Me, by Art Carden

[I received this “guest post” request recently from Assistant Professor Art Carden. I read it, and noticed a tear in my right eye. Must be some dust in the air…) One of the themes in Jason Womack’s book Your Best Just Got Better is “Make More.” When we talk about “making more,” we usually mean

You’re building something, now what?

Recently, I spent another half-day work session with the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. This was just a day after I spent a day in service to the F.R.E.I.N.D.S. and Fatherhood Program in the Bronx, New York City (of the Visiting Nurse Service-New York organization). Those two experiences created enough notes, reflection and feedback to fill