Not replaceable

items on a shelf

It’s easy to find a replacement.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  You can just buy another one. This mindset has changed the way we see people, places, and things.  It impacts relationships. When things are replaceable then their value decreases.  We care less about them. Increasing your value involves becoming unique–and not replaceable. What are you bringing to your relationships … Read More

A pleasant non-answer


A pleasant non-answer serves an interesting role in relationships between people. As a general or vague response delivered with a cheery tone or a smile, it can soften bad news.  It can keep people in the dark about what you really think.  A non-answer might also buy you some time while you figure what to do next.  There are positive … Read More

Build your network

spider web and grass

I have seen a lot of people with the technical skills to perform a certain job or play a sport. However, becoming great involves looking beyond what you are doing, making connections with others around you, and seeing the potential. Building a network is critical. In soccer, it provides people with options to pass, move the ball, and ultimately score. … Read More