Real Life — Real World

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 […]
February 20, 2014

Do You Want To Be BItter or Better – Speak Life

Bad things happen to good people all the time.  Sometimes there’s no explanation why. There are always things to learn but in the end being bitter about something bad done […]