Perfection is the Enemy of Gratitude

“Often, perfectionists forget the importance of efficiency.” -Ismael Díaz Lázaro

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Life is a lot like seeing your kids bake a chocolate banana cake without supervision. There will be mess…lots of mess. The dirty dishes will pile up, there will be sticky egg yolk on the counters and the dog will have flour on his nose. Like our kitchen, life gets messy and gooey.

One of the most unnecessary pressures … Read more

Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? 3 Examples of Effort Relative to Reward

Kelly: You wanna be president? Lemme tell you the first rule of politics; Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze. You know what that means? It means you don’t steal my girl unless you’re ready to accept the consequences. The words above were said by Kelly, played by Timothy Olyphant, in the movie “The Girl Next Door”  ( 2004).

​ used this phrase recently when I was asked for advice by an intern regarding an issue related to discrimination in the workplace. It did not occur to me that this phrase is not as common as I … Read more