Letters

Why I Still Handwrite Letters

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Personal Stories

It’s 2018.  Everything is instant except for the stuff that matters.  Love still takes time to cultivate.  Friendship is still a work in progress.  True relationship is as hard as it has ever been though we like to fool ourselves with technology.  Truly we have more avenues to help us connect but unfortunately the speed of our technological connection has …

thanks for nothing

Thanks For Nothing God

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Perspective

I remember the last episode I ever watched of The Simpsons. The crass cartoon family was very popular when I was younger and somehow permeated pop culture with their quips and characters. Though it probably wasn’t the best of entertainment choices, I certainly got a kick out of their craziness. On this occasion the Simpson family all sat at the …

tell your story

3 Ways To Better Tell YOUR Story

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Personal Stories

We live for stories. We really do. Your favorite book tells a story. Your favorite movie tells a story. Your most precious memories? They are your stories. Even the most pragmatic of people appreciate the power of story. Consultants and leadership professionals understand the best way to present practical advice in a way people can remember and apply it is …

Gratitude

Are You Driven By Gratitude?

Nathan Smith Life Skills, Perspective

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what drives people.  I hear a lot about how people are ‘driven’ to accomplish certain goals or reach certain milestones. If you’ve been watching the NBA Finals recently (or Stanley Cup Finals for that matter)  you hear a lot about the drive these athletes have to win a championship or the ‘chip on …