Tag: enjoy life

I Will Not Feel Guilty!

I Will Not Feel Guilty!

Well, I’m admitting it.  I just burnt out.  Many difficulties, challenges, and changes have descended on my work-world that I was unable to handle.  So next week, I’ll be taking some much needed R+R and seeking whitespace.

Yet in the midst of the storm and after taking a deep, deep breath, I gave my mind and soul permission to draw a few lines in the sand regarding emotional guilt that seemed to take over.  I suggest that you do the same — for the sake of your sanity, for the sake of your leadership, for the sake of people who love you.

Each of these lines begin with the statement “I WILL NOT FEEL GUILTY FOR …”


  • Being who God created me to be.
  • Taking time to care for me.
  • Saying ‘no’ to people and situations that drag me down.
  • Saying ‘yes’ to people and situations that give me life.
  • Using my passion to add value to others.
  • Pouring into my strengths and managing my weaknesses.
  • Not pleasing everybody.

Draw your line.  Be your best.


Be A Leader Of Integrity

Be A Leader Of Integrity

So this isn’t a sales pitch for a company I recently used.  But it is a pitch to those of you who run your own business or are a leader in a business.  And it’s about integrity.

Here’s what happened.

Our home HVAC system was the original from 1984 — the year our the house was built.  While it had been running fine during the 8 years we’ve lived here, both the air conditioning and the heating unit died within a week of each other.  (Personally, I think they planned it all along).

After a few bids, we settled on Priority Heating and Cooling in the Twin Cities.  Long story short, they came out and went to work.

While I was upstairs reading, two of the guys were one floor below me.  One was the expert, the other was a trainee.  I couldn’t help but overhear the conversation and took notice of how the one mentored the other.

But here’s what I want you to take from this post.  The mentor said,

“An important thing to know is that you never, never, never damage the homeowner’s property.  But the most important thing to know is that you always, always, always leave the area you’re working in looking better than how you found it.” 

Awesome instruction for any leader and remember, they didn’t know I could hear them.  If that is how the company passes down leadership, excellence, and integrity, I’d hire them again.

That’s excellence.  That’s integrity.  And yes, you should hire them in you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.