The Key to Success

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Failure is simple errors in judgment repeated over time. Jim Rohn The key to success is to do simple and easy disciplines consistently over time. This goes for both successes (do a few good, healthy things every day) and failures (do a few…

The 80/20 Principle

I recently read a refreshing book, in regard to time use and productivity, called, “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less” by Richard Koch. 80/20 Principle The 80/20 Principle is the idea that there is an imbalance between causes and results, inputs and outputs, effort and reward. Things often fall into one…

Live an exciting life!

Heard from a patient: Those who eat exciting food will live a boring life. If you want an exciting life, eat boring food. The idea here is if you spend a lot of effort, money, and time on what you eat, you will have great eating experiences and consume exciting food, but you won’t be…

You’re Not Listening

I just read a great book called: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. I found this bestseller to be worth its label. In today’s world, we spend all our time talking at and not with each other. This book is not a lament of that aspect of society, but provides a…

Just Mercy

I recently finished reading a powerful book called, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. This very moving book will challenge you. It is an important read that I highly encourage all Americans to read.

Who – Find the right person for the position

I just read a book recommended to me on finding the right people to hire: Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. It is a great, practical guide to finding the best fit for your organization. Here is the “A” Method: Scorecard What do you want Source Find great people Select Select/identify the person Sell…

Bottle of Lies

A book to change the way you practice… I just finished reading, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban. This book tells the story of how generic medicines came to the American market, how the US health system has leaned on their lower prices, and the many difficulties…

Elastic Thinking

From the book, “Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Constantly Changing World,” by L. Mlodinow The difference between “Where is Paris” and “Where would you like to go on vacation” demonstrates elastic thought. One is a fact, the other requires you to combine facts with preferences. The need to make your own measures for a choice…

Lessons from Lucy

I just finished listening to the book, Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry. It was full of some wise life lessons shared by Mr. Barry as he observed his dog. In the book, he gave himself a grade on how well he did with each lesson. He…

Re-homing a captured swarm

A friend caught this swarm in his swarm trap. He graciously offered them to us. Here we are transferring them into their new Langstroth home in our backyard apiary! BONUS: The video ends with a new bee being born!