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Why Work Has a Terrible Reputation

Saturday afternoon, I went out for tacos with my daughter and her family. The restaurant was a fun local place—and the dining area was decorated with a whole host of bumper stickers. On the wall next to our table, the bumper stickers had a theme. Life is good. Work is terrible. Work, it seems, has a terrible reputation. If work has a  »  

The Hidden Power of Humility

Previously published on BecomingMinimalist.com. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.”– Rabindranath Tagore Humility is a funny thing. In fact, my grandfather used to tell us that he won a medal for his humility, but it was taken away when he began to wear it. Humility is the act of being modest, reverential  »  

My Favorite Things

One of my favorite childhood movies was The Sound of Music. I think it may have been the catalyst for my lifelong love of music.  Maybe I was a romantic at the age of 9, but I can’t think of a more beautiful scene in a movie than where Julie Andrews sings “My Favorite Things.” As she sings “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on  »  

Do You Love The People You Lead?

For over 18 years, I’ve been in a leadership position with small business owners, the franchisees who invest in and run restaurants. Let me share with just five things that are annoying about a small business owner: They have a lot of emotion and relatively few facts.  They always want some special favor.  They never trust the  »  

Your Attitude Is Your Altitude

Last night I enjoyed a dinner conversation with a Popeyes leader who oversees more than a dozen restaurants. In our chat, we were reflecting on how grateful we both were for the momentum in our business – and how blessed we felt to be a part of this company. I was so impressed with this person’s genuine love of the restaurant  »