Of course, as your kid starts becoming an adult, it might seem “not cool” to set bedtime guidelines. But, let’s face it, most of us have given up on being a “cool” parent some time ago.
Is it normal for your spouse to feel jealous even if you haven’t done anything wrong? How do you respond to them when they are jealous? And how do you best respond to the jealousy that can crop up in your own heart sometimes? In this two-part blog post, I tackle these tricky issues.Read Part 1 of This Post
Is it normal for your spouse to feel jealous sometimes even when you’ve always done the right and honorable thing by them? How do you respond to them when they are jealous? And how do you best respond to the jealousy that can crop up in your own heart sometimes? In this two-part blog post, I tackle these tricky issues.
forward movement will usually happen because of something you hear, not because of something you say. Jonathan HooverClick to tweet
I have written in my books and on this blog about the fact that when conversations turn sharp, it usually ends in two people talking (sometimes very loudly) and no one listening. Arguments and heated exchanges often do nothing to move the ball down the field, and do far too much to elevate your heart rate, blood pressure, and overall stress level. And what’s the point of that? Read More
Here are a few ways to safeguard the heart of your relationship, and avoid a November marriage meltdown. Read More
This is very important for those of us who parent, coach, lead teams, supervise, hire, fire, or are in any other type of authority role. We need to be able to quickly recognize the difference between these life patterns, because they massively impact the future of our families, teams, and organizations. Read More
He was undeniably brilliant, with a mind that seemed to be custom-built for the industrial age. He was at once an inventor, designer, and production engineer. If he hadn’t been a dreamer as well, he might have ended up just another cog in the fast-growing machine of industry. But in the early days of Ford’s adult life, he did have a dream. A big one.
When not at work, he spent endless hours in a little garage in which he and a few friends endlessly tinkered and experimented with the technologies they believed could combine to create a working prototype vehicle. In those days, Ford was just another hobbyist, playing around with the dream of building a car. He was not the billionaire captain of industry that we now think of when we think of Ford. He was not internationally respected as a pioneer of mechanics. He was just a man spending his evening hours mucking around in oil and grease, trying out ideas that might or might not lead to something. Read More
As I looked in my rear view mirror, I could see a lady in the minivan motioning for me to move into what she obviously thought was a turning lane. It wasn’t. I had a double yellow line, and if I’d moved into the lane she was suggesting, I might have been in the path of oncoming traffic.
I quickly responded by glaring into the rear view mirror and giving this lady my best “Look lady, I’m following the laws of the road. If you don’t like waiting on me to turn, why don’t you just go around?” face. Somehow I don’t think she got the message. She responded with her best “You’re an idiot” face.
This, of course, happened within the span of just a few seconds. Very quickly, the cross lane cleared and I was able to turn into the parking lot and park.
What surprised me was how hard it was to let those few seconds go. What if that lady did think I was an idiot? I thought.