Petey’s Blog

To whine…or not to whine…that is the question

Effective leaders, like Sam Walton, always rise to a challenge. That’s one of the things that separate winners from whiners. Walton rose above it by solving his problems with creativity and tenacity. I personally allow myself 30 minutes a day of negativity. That includes whiney bucket people, negative news, unhealthy situations etc. Whiney bucket people are people who just like to complain but have no intention of changing or improving their lot in life. I’ll walk away from a conversation, TV program, and telephone call if it appears not to be solution-based or helping with the process of making it — whatever it is. Now – don’t confuse whining continually… Continue Reading

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder – so it is in art!

“The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.” –Louis Kahn, architect

Jim and I moved into One Arts Plaza in 2007. For the last two years, we’ve witnessed the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Performing

Stay in The Game – Hire a Business Coach

Football season is well underway. But sports teams aren’t the only ones hiring coaches. Many executives are proactively participating in their own recession recovery by hiring a business coach to sharpen their vision.

Does your vision need LASIK?

LASIK eye surgery procedures work to clarify and sharpen a person’s existing vision. In tough times, it takes a focused leader with sharpened vision to navigate through the jungle of adversity.