Personal

No Picture

How not to cope with failure

‘A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.’ – Elbert Hubbard

We’ve all heard about the lessons you learn from failures. Most of us have failed, some of us on numerous occasions. The problem is not whether we fail or not. It’s our coping strategy for failure. And some of us fail at that too. Here’s how:



No Picture

14 years at LEWIS PR

Today I celebrate my fourteenth anniversary at my agency, LEWIS PR. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone I've worked with (clients, partners and colleagues) during that time. It's been fun.


No Picture

You’re making me sad

"You're making me sad," my son said accusingly last night as I refused him a cookie before dinnertime. With a three-year-old, it's easy to see that I had no intent to upset him, nor could…


No Picture

Do the things you hate

We hear a lot about following your passion. Doing what you love. And why would you do anything else if you want a satisfying and successful life? At the career-level this is good advice. But…



No Picture

Be a difference-maker

Although Stephen Colbert talks about it tongue-in-cheek, far too few people are difference-makers. It’s not about working hard, being smart or good at your job – lots of people are those. It’s about moving the…


No Picture

Be passionate, not emotional

I spoke yesterday with a rather aggressive attorney about a fairly routine matter. During the course of the conversation he became heated as he struggled to make his point, got flustered and ended in slamming…


No Picture

Get in. Get on. Go home.

There is a theory that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master any activity – playing the violin, playing tennis, coding software, writing copy. The more you work at a task, the better you…