personal writings and business mentoring, is to help you
to develop or enhance some key life skills to aid you in creating a life of
distinction. I've found out that there are many things that hold people back
in life, and hopefully, I can offer some encouragement that will help you to
elevate yourself to greater heights.
During my life time, Iíve been fortunate to have a variety of experiences.
Iíve been an Army officer, where I had the benefit of learning about
leadership and people from some of the worlds most forward thinking leaders.
Iíve also had the honor of leading some of the brightest soldiers. Iíve done
training for major corporations. Iíve lived and worked abroad in three
countries, Germany, Korea and Japan. Wherever I am, I always try to find out
what motivates people to behave as they doÖwhat drives them to achieve what
are their dreams and fears. I'm also interested in belief systems...and most
of all philosophies. In the process, Iíve developed a love and respect for
humankind. You see, Iím no different from you. Iíve just had different
experiences. Iíve had some high s and Iíve had some lows. Over the
years, Iíve come to learn the significance of the words by John Dunne that
"No man is an island".
Iíd like to share with you some of the things Iíve learned throughout my
lifetime, that have helped a lot of people. These things are not really
difficult to employ, but for whatever reason, most people tend to not think
about them on a personal level. They donít really think that these things
can apply to them. If you wouldnít mind, during your process of self
discovery, forget about traditional thinking. Look at life from a different
vantage point. Suspend your disbelief if you will. Begin to think in terms
of possibilitiesÖbecause whatís possible is truly possible for you, during
your lifetime, no matter where you presently happen to be. The beauty of
this is that you really donít have to make drastic changes in your life.
With just a few adjustments here and there over a period of time, you can
begin to see an entirely different side of life. One which you really are in
control of. A life that you will be proud to place your signature on.
My mission is for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, and
thereby a better understanding of whatís really important in your life and
how you can begin to move towards it. Remember this is your life. You are
the only person that has been with you for every second of your existence
and you're the only one who will be there for every second of the remainder.
Only you know your deepest feelings. Only you know how each experience
youíve had has affected you. Therefore only you really know deep down what
you want out of life to make you happy and fulfilled. Let no one cast
dispersions on your dreams. If youíre like most people, thereís something
inside thatís not satisfied with where you are today. In our busy lives, we
donít take time to enjoy the simple things. Getting to know one another,
enjoying time spent with loved ones, the beauty of a sunlit day, or simply
the time spending with ourselves in spiritual communion. This is your
journey through life...make it personal and tailored for your lifestyle.
As you create new inroads in this world, do as Howard Thurman states "Follow
the grain of your own wood".