Tag: Bob Buford

What Do You Want Them to Say?

  Several years ago, Lloyd Reeb, a friend, coach and primary spokesman for the Halftime Institute, introduced me to an exercise designed to help me develop the start of a personal mission statement. Here’s the scenario he proposed. Imagine it’s your 80th birthday. Your spouse or a friend planned a quiet evening at your favorite restaurant. When […]

The Best is Yet to Come!

  “The best is yet to come.” That’s the tagline my friend Suzanne Leonard uses with every email and Facebook post. In fact, she usually precedes this tagline with “take a deep breath.” The other day I read an article published by Fortune magazine, “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” At the #1 spot was Pope […]

Fruit on Someone Else’s Tree

  I hadn’t thought of it that way before. Until the other day. I read a report of Halftime founder Bob Buford speaking about “seeing the fruit of my life grow on others’ trees.” Then it dawned on me. That’s the goal. Especially in the third third of your life. It makes total sense. In […]

Four Simple Building Blocks

  Common sense isn’t all that common. Sometimes we overlook the basics and think life is way more complicated than it really is.  To be successful in leadership, in marriage, in parenting we often think we have to be exceptionally smart, charming and experienced. But really, I’ve found there are four simple habits that can […]

Locker Room Miracles

  This weekend when the final ticks of the second quarter game clock fade and over 100 million people are watching Super Bowl XLVIII on their high-def flat screens, most of us won’t be thinking about what will happen next in the Denver Bronco and Seattle Seahawk locker rooms. We’ll be watching the endless stream […]

Werdone

  I couldn’t help but notice the North Dakota personalized license plate in the Florida restaurant parking lot. It said, “Werdone.” As the 60 something couple got out of their SUV, I asked them if I could take a picture of their license tag. “Sure,” they said. “You aren’t the first one who has asked.” […]