LIFE MATTERS

Just stop it!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I couldn't tell you how many workshops or seminars I have kicked off with this hilarious Youtube classic: Stop it!

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Addictions will destroy you

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Anyone out there remember this TV commercial from the 1980s? It featured an egg and a cast iron skillet.

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Every yes requires a no

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I spent the weekend with my grandkids. Their parents were there, too, but they are not as fun to spoil.

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Leaders need to learn to follow

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm the person in charge here!" The scene was absolute chaos. One person was in medical crisis and was on the floor. Time was of the essence.

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You are leading someone

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"I'm not a leader." If I had a nickel for every time someone told me that, I'd have a jar full of nickels.

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Never, ever stop learning

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

How much time do you have left on this planet? Do you ever stop to think about that? Well, if you do, stop it!

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Take a chance on me

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

It was August 1977. Swedish pop group ABBA recorded what would become one of their biggest charting hits of the 1970s "Take a Chance on Me."

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Be careful what you write in the white space

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Do a little three-part exercise with me for a few minutes. You are likely reading these words either in a newspaper that you are holding or on the screen of some kind of electronic device.

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What does this make possible?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

It really doesn't matter what you're releasing - a project, a dream, an aspiration or an opportunity - letting go always involves a loss of some kind, and every loss results in a certain measure of grief.

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The third time is just as charming

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"Third time's a charm!" You have, more than likely, heard this phrase uttered at some point when two previous attempts at something have fallen short.

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Focus on love, not criticism, in storm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

How do we create a devilish grin? Warning: You may not agree with everything I say in this post. So, what else is new? I usually don't even agree with everything I say in a particular post.

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Rain, rain, go away

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"Pray for 'rain." "If you are praying for rain, please stop." I've seen both of those signs.

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Be a GEM to overcome

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I’ve done several things over the past few days that go against my natural tendencies. A few minutes ago, I rolled two partially filled trash containers up to the street for today’s pickup. It would have been much more efficient to put all the trash in one container.

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Not innocent, but refusing to be part of the problem

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I got up with a heavy heart this morning. I'm experiencing an inner compulsion to speak to the ugliness and evil of racism, in light of the weekend events in Virginia.

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3 hurdles you must clear to win at anything

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I love track meets. When the Olympic games come around every four years, the track events are the ones that get my attention. My favorite track events are the relays, the sprints and the hurdles.

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We are our own worst enemies

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

"You are never going to get this finished on time." "You are so incredibly unqualified for this." "You are a train wreck." "You don't deserve to be here."

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What happens if we succeed?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I think life is full of, "What if?" questions. What if I lose my job? What if the economy tanks? What if I get sick?

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Oh, to be young and fuzzy

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Recently, I got to accompany my 13-month-old grandson on his first trip to the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Four steps to avoid becoming a slave to your technology

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

I love technology. I love gadgets and tools and apps. I love my iPhone and iPad and MacBook (yes, I drank the Apple Kool-Aid a few years back).

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Speak truth in love

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
By Gerry Lewis

Please give me a rating (unless you don't think I'm perfect).

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