According to society, we’re not supposed to have biases. By definition, however, not all biases are bad. Webster defines bias as an inclination of temperament or outlook. I have an admission to make: I have a bias. But it’s not a bias in a negative sense. I have a leadership bias. I look at all… Continue reading Leadership With A Flair For Christianity
\This is a confusing title, isn’t it? We are so accustomed to hearing it the other way around, that people come and go in our lives. I’m here to tell you that the opposite is true: stuff comes and goes, but people are forever. We tend to think of stuff as the measure of our… Continue reading Stuff Comes And Goes, People Are Forever
I’ve mentioned Dr. Eric Thomas in a prior writing. I’m a fan of his work because his work ethic is second to none. One of his teachings, which I embrace and teach, is that “You can’t cheat the grind”. I agree. There are no shortcuts in life, and in order to get from where you… Continue reading Just Skip The Labor Pains And Give Me The Bible, Baby!
It’s no secret that I was a police officer for 21 years of my work career up to this point. One of my colleagues, Earl McFadden, used to say, “Blaine, when there’s a policy in place, just follow the policy and you’ll be ok.” What he was talking about was when there’s a written policy… Continue reading Just Follow The Policy And You’ll Be Ok
If you’ve ever traveled with a child before, you’re all too familiar with this phrase: “Are we there yet?” If you are not, in fact, there yet, the inevitable follow-up question is “How much longer until we get there?” In today’s GPS navigation-based world, we can easily determine the answers to those questions. I am… Continue reading How Much Longer Until We Get There?
I love movies. I can dig up great movie quotes from just about any movie I’ve seen. It’s not a superpower like echoic memory; I just find some great wisdom in some movies. One particular one came to mind when I put this together, which is a moment from the movie Rocky IV. During his… Continue reading He’s Not a Machine, He’s a Man!
I am really into etymology. No, no, not entymology; that’s the study of bugs. I’m into finding the original source, or closest original source possible, for quotes. Especially in today’s internet age, they get misattributed far too often. Most uses of quotes are ripped off from someone else and repurposed by some flashy new speaker,… Continue reading Happy Wife, Happy Life – Or So I’ve Heard