Every now and then, a book comes along that can truly alter the rest of your life. For me, one such book is Outwitting the Devil, by Napoleon Hill, brilliantly edited and annotated by Sharon Lechter. You’ll be hearing a lot from me about this book over the next few weeks, but today I want to talk about one of the prominent themes of the book and the most common way “the devil” controls us… Continue reading
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This is my first post in over two months. One of the things I emphasize to people who want to blog is the need for consistency, yet I fell off the wagon.
So what happened??? Why have I been quiet? For the same reason clients miss appointments or friends cancel lunch dates or colleagues don’t return phone calls when they’re struggling Continue reading
I remember when my kids were little and people were always saying “Enjoy them while they’re young because they grow up so fast!” My attitude may be different than most parents, but I say “Take good care of them (and yourself!) while they’re young, so you can really enjoy them when they get older!” Continue reading
Back in 1989, I cross-stitched this little poem for the father of my children. We had just opened our first medical practice, and I thought it would be a nice thing to hang in our reception area.
Just last week, I was thinking “I wonder whatever happened to that cute little cross-stitch I made all those years ago…” I didn’t mention it to anyone; it was just a random, fleeting thought. A few days later, my son texted me this picture with the message “Does this look familiar?” He had stumbled upon it in the storage area at his Dad’s office.
Here are the words, in case you can’t read them from the picture:
“When My Daddy signs his name, he always writes MD.
That’s so everyone will know that he belongs to me.
Some letters in his name are small, but these are not you see.
He always makes them big like that, ’cause he’s so proud of me.
MD means MY DADDY, or something just the same.
And that is why he always puts those letters on his name.”
Happy Fathers’ Day to all the wonderful Dad’s in the world… and all the wonderful Dads who also happen to be wonderful Doctors.
Here’s another fine mess I’ve gotten myself into.
Yesterday I wrote about liking brief posts, admiring the people who write them so well, and having a go at one, myself.
Here’s where it gets messy~ I’ve been blogging for about a year and that brief, little post received way more hits, more likes and shares on social media, and more awesome comments than any other post I’ve ever written.
One of the things I admire about some of my favorite bloggers, is when their posts are short. They make their point succinctly and then they get the heck outta there. Check out Randy Gage or Bob Burg or Seth Godin. Short, informative and profoundly thought-provoking, as evidenced by the interesting discussions in the stream of comments. Continue reading