Category Archives: attitude

When Karma Smiles

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. It all came together so perfectly… The alarm goes off before sunrise and no snooze sessions are needed. I’m…

Toll Free Advice to Parents Everywhere

Will someone please call 1-800-INDULGEME? Remember back when all the “toll-free” numbers started with 1-800? You have to be older than 21 years old to remember those days because it was March 1, 1996, when 888 toll-free numbers were added to the standard 800 numbers that began back in 1966. My daughter Riley was born just…

This One Struck a Nerve

I’m pretty active on social media. I know some of you are laughing right now saying “Really? Tell us something we didn’t know” while others might not be connected to me on any of the sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat. Even though I have a strong social network and following on the various…

Because I Can

“Because I can!” Those three words can be uttered by someone thinking only about themselves or someone thinking about others. Punishing and spiteful or proud and hopeful. The difference between selfish and selfless lies more in the “self” part of the word as opposed to the suffix you choose to add to it. You decide…

Every Sales Team Needs a New Puppy

My older brother Jot brought his new puppy over this afternoon. Casey, a purebred golden retriever is the newest addition to the Carpenter family menagerie which has always been a traditionally dog-friendly environment. As young Casey entered our house on a short visit to meet our yellow labrador Callie, there was lots of sniffing and scurrying about…

If You Give an Adult Awareness

Have you ever read one of those books like “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” or “If You Give a Pig a Pancake“? They start with something simple but then each thing leads to another…and so on and so on. They are fun to read with kids because the imagination starts to run wild and…

Who Are You Trying to Be?

I was listening to a podcast today. It’s from a new friend of  mine whom I haven’t met in person but we have connected via social media.He seems like a really nice guy and his podcast message is positive and very supportive, but today’s episode just seemed forced and didn’t feel genuine. He was trying…

I Got You, Babe

It was May 6th, 1915. A 18-year-old baseball player for the Boston Red Sox slammed his 1st career home run off pitcher Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees. He would go on to hit 714 home runs over the course of his career, most of them with those same New York Yankees. It would…

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a standard question we ask our children. It is a fantastic conversation starter when we encounter kids barely old enough to speak or college students who are still unsure of their future. I’m guessing it was a question you might have asked yourself once…

How to Change the Channel When You Don’t Have the Remote

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning. How to Change the Channel When You Don’t Have the Remote If you don’t like what’s on the TV,…