Computers are amazing. There is one tool on my computer that comes in handy. I seem to use it more now than I used to. Perhaps it has something to do with my twin sister having a birthday recently. It is the zoom tool. When I need to see more detail, I zoom in. Sometimes when I am looking up a new location I zoom out – to see what is around where I am going so I can get familiar with the area. It is helpful in our lives to zoom in and out. When we want to work on a specific area, we zoom in. We focus to get more clarity and evaluate if a change needs to be made. In working with clients I sometimes help them to zoom in on exactly what it is that is causing them discomfort or identify the irritant. It can be
Discontent and unhappiness are not the same thing. The first of our problem solving tools is appreciation of discontent.
My friend Shawn Warenski is a funeral director. Since I met Shawn as a guest on my show a few years ago, we have so far had two mutual clients. I think Shawn may be the only guy in town who has a more stable job than me. People really like and appreciate what I do for them, but they are dying to go see Shawn. Few things are more certain than death. You have probably heard the expression, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes – well I know people who avoid taxes. In high school, my son was an avid runner. I noticed when I attended his track and field events that different runners had very different approaches to their races. The short distance guys would crouch down in the blocks and explode into a full sprint for the entire race. The distance runners would stand in