From this day forward, you should consider yourself to be JOE DOE, INC., your own ‘free agent,’ responsible for your own identity, (branding), career and future….It’s ALL about connections.

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…events bring with them the potential for growth, elements of fear, joy, sorrow. One thing is certain: you will be changed. You can also become stuck. Whichever you choose is clutch.

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Are you wearing an apron or a bib today? It is a law of human nature that when you are overwhelmed and overburdened, you are more resentful of those who appear to be cruising through their day. If you doubt this, ask any woman in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day or the parent of a teenager.

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Are you hot and bothered? Are people irritating you more than usual? Maybe you need to strip down and lighten up! You may be hauling around a ball and chain you’re not even aware of.

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Whether we are so absorbed in the tasks at hand that we imprison ourselves, or whether unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances blow us off course, when we are clicking on all cylinders, doing what we’re born to do, detours are unwelcome annoyances at the very least.

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Every little bit helps. Every little quit hurts.

Responding to a nasty remark with a nasty remark is like trying to remove dirt with mud, (Gary Little).

The higher you go, the wider spreads the network of communication that will make or break you. It extends not only to more people below, but to new levels above. And it extends all around, to endless other departments and interests interacting with yours,” (Donald Walton)

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