What You Think Doesn’t Matter


It doesn’t matter what you think.

It really doesn’t.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Oh, I was going to do that, but then such-and-such came up and I couldn’t.

More than heard it, you’ve probably said it. A lot. I bet we all have.

I thought about calling, I just never got around to it.

Ah, it was next on my to-do list! I’ll get it done next time around. 

The coulda-shoulda-wouldas.

This is why I say it doesn’t matter you think, or what I think. It matters what we do. Continue Reading

What You Should NEVER Do When You Spill Water on a Laptop


This past Sunday afternoon, I spilled a tall glass of water all over a laptop.

The laptop was open at the time of the spill — meaning the water immediately found every little crevice around every little key, ensuring a complete and total drenching of the mother board.

The worst part? It wasn’t my laptop, it was my brother’s — meaning immense guilt gets added to the inevitable feelings of regret and contrition.

Actually, come to think of it, that’s not the worst part. Continue Reading

What To Do When You’re Wrong (and Know It)


We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Epictetus

Yesterday, I was on a conference call, the specifics of which are not important for this post.

Suffice it to say this:

I went into this call having a clear idea of the point I wanted to make and the outcome I thought would be best for all involved.

There was only one problem, a big one: I was wrong. Continue Reading