Real Life — Real World

October 2, 2014

Negotiate a Course Adjustment by Being Reslient

Many many years ago on 1 Oct I made a decision to join the Air Force. It’s proof that one slight course adjustment can impact an entire lifetime. I remember […]
September 29, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Anybody confused by that subject line? When I was in the Air Force, this time of year was the most hectic time of all for Contracting folks.  […]
August 25, 2014

R E S P E C T – Negotiating Aretha Franklin Style

Aretha Franklin belted out the word respect in the song by the same title. R E S P E C T, find out what it means to me….What does respect […]
June 2, 2014

It’s Not About YOU!

Have you ever had a situation where someone went off on you, had a strange reaction to something you did or said or simply treated you badly in some way?  […]
May 17, 2014

Armed Forces Day – I Flew A Desk – Does that Count?

Today is Armed Forces Day. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic […]
May 5, 2014

I Like Men, I Want One of My Very Own

I like men.  Really, I do.  I want one of my very own! If you’ve read anything about my past, you know I’ve had some pretty bad experiences in my […]
April 25, 2014

The Day My Mother Died

It was just after lunch on April 25th when I got called out of the classroom.  I went to the office to find my dad there.  He was taking me […]
April 22, 2014

The Road to Forgiveness Part 2 – Forgiving Yourself

To be a better negotiator, you must have confidence.  Confidence comes from experience.  Confidence also comes from your “inner game.”  If you don’t have the playbook to your inner game […]
April 7, 2014

The Road to Forgiveness Part 1 – Releasing Resentment

Thinking Like A Negotiator and negotiation isn’t just about dollars and cents or big contracts and multimillion dollar deals. Negotiation has an aspect in our personal lives.  In my original […]