Sometimes You Bite Off More Than You Can Chew (Podcast)

If you are out there pursuing your goals, overcoming obstacles, and blasting through barriers, there will be times when you take on more than you can handle.  You will misjudge situations and, as the saying goes, will “bite off more than you can chew.”  This is part of the growth process.  This applies both professionally and personally.  Don’t let the opinions of others diminish your focus. Deal with the situation as best you can, and chalk it up to life.

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Do The Job You Were Assigned To Do (Podcast)

When you are in a position of leadership or responsibility, you must carry out your duties.  The mission comes first:  you don’t have a choice.  Too many people today want the benefits of being “in charge,” without being mindful of the responsibilities.  Leadership carries many obligations, and some of them are not pleasant.  But they must be done.  Life is not about having “fun,” enjoying frivolities, and basking in vanity.  In 2020, we saw many examples of mayors and governors dodging their fundamental obligation to keep public order and discipline.  We discuss one such example, and seek wider lessons.

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“Am I Too Quiet And Withdrawn?” (Podcast)

A 20-year-old man working in law enforcement tends to be quiet and introverted.  He’s serious and goal-oriented. Some of his colleagues mistakenly put a negative spin on this, and this is causing him to wonder if he needs to make some personality changes.  We offer some thoughts on the situation.

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Do What You Love, Because Life’s Going To Kick You In The Head No Matter What You Do (Podcast)

A reader asks if he’s making the right decision by leaving his corporate job and going to law school.  He is uninspired by his current job, feels restless, and wants to fight against the injustices he sees around him.  He is intelligent, organized, and motivated to change. I offer some thoughts on his decision.

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The Multimixer Moment (Podcast)

In life there are certain crisis points that may lead to fateful decisions.  Recognizing these points, and acting decisively when they are reached, is the mark of a true man of action.  When you are on a track that you don’t want to be on, you will eventually have to choose one of two options:  accept your present circumstances, or take dramatic action to break out of your situation.  This crisis point, this moment of decision, what I call the “Multimixer Moment.”  It’s a reference to a scene in the 2016 film The Founder, a movie about how a traveling salesman named Ray Kroc founded the McDonald’s franchise.

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