Change is Inevitable

Change is one of those things that will forever and always be a constant in life. It will always be there. Sometimes in the form of a blessing. Sometimes in a curse. But that change is inevitable means we can either embrace it, take it, or change the change. Parents are special in that they […]

FOCUS: Not-so Broken Hearts!

Selected Life Lesson A broken heart cannot kill you. -Heather P’s Life Lesson from Marion, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… The last 400 days of my life have been quite the roller-coaster. Never before did I think I would again be single, get fired, run a marathon and then decide to stay in New York City for […]

FOCUS: Be the Solution!

Selected Life Lesson If you’re not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. -Peggy S’ Life Lesson from the Des Moines, Iowa Richard’s Thoughts… Peggy is definitely sharing a true life lesson this week, and it can be true for work and life. I wish I had some profound addition to the […]

What is a Mistake?

This is part of my monthly newsletter (which is free, by the way)! Sign up here to get it delivered to your mailbox each month! I have been asking myself this question a lot lately. I also used to think that I was a person who wore his heart on his sleeve. It turns out […]


If You Explain, People Listen

In my experience working in politics, social media and non-profits, I have had my fair share of customer and client experiences. I am happy to say that most every interaction is marked as positive. But not all. In each situation, there have been negative moments, experiences and learnings. That is simply a part of life […]

FOCUS: Change!

Selected Life Lesson Change at it’s worst, is still good. -LaRi L’s Life Lesson from Kansas City, Missouri Richard’s Thoughts… Of course, change just for changes sake can be a bad thing, but I am looking at this from my personal perspective. Take my move to the Big Apple. Seriously, what is a home-grown Iowan […]

In Life. In Love.

This column bi-weekly column, “From Richard’s Oft Cluttered Desk” appears every third Wednesday. Leaving has been harder than I thought. I’ve known this day was coming for awhile and I thought I had prepared myself for the emotions I might feel, but I was wrong. I am not sure if anyone can prepare for the […]