Don’t lose your cow!

There’s an old Texas saying: “It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill as long as you don’t lose your cow.” Is losing your job the milk or the cow?

There’s an old Texas saying that goes:  “It doesn’t matter how much milk you spill as long as you don’t lose your cow.”  In other words, what we see as “failure” may not really have diminished our ability to contribute, produce or earn an income. Is losing your job the milk or the cow?  If your business bombs, have you lost some milk, or is your cow gone?  If you have an accident and can no longer hammer nails, is your cow really gone? General Douglas MacArthur once said, “Security is your ability to produce.” Security does not come from … Read More

Are you afraid of losing your job?

[note color=”#FDD017″]Terry Hadaway is the author of Live Your Why ( and founder of My Thinking Box ( Terry is active in the community and is an accomplished writer, gifted speaker/communicator, and adjunct university professor. You can follow him on Twitter @terryhadaway. If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] According to a recent survey, 19% of American workers are afraid of losing their jobs within the next six months. Almost 40% say they fear not being able to get another job with comparable pay and benefits. American creativity and ingenuity have been stifled by the notion that someone owes us … Read More

Savor the Unexpected….

As I was scanning my notes for this morning’s blog I got a text from my son Jared.  He and his wife and new baby have been in Canada for a wedding and are headed back to Nashville this morning.  After boarding their plane and taxing to the runway they were told there was an engine problem and they would have to return to the terminal. After living in Africa for the last seven years, Jared has become accustomed to flight delays – and to planes that  leave an hour or so before scheduled.  His comment this morning was “I … Read More