Pete Hanson's Daily Blog

Choosing How To Live Your Life
If today were my last day on earth, I think I would go without any real regrets. That feels pretty good. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very much opposed to going today, but I am certain that we have almost no say in the matter. It’s comforting to think we do, but we don’t. Sure, we can be careful and…
Are You Getting Caught Up In Other People’s Messes?
A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend the Indianapolis 500. You have to see it to believe it. I recommend putting it on your list of things to try and sneak in once before you die. It has nothing to do with being a racing fan. The sights, sounds, smells, the people. It is bigger than life.
Are You Leaving Your World Better Off?
We did a lot of camping as a family when I was a kid. We packed up our van (mom and dad did all the work, but I still like to say we), and the five of us piled in for more hours in a vehicle than any family should ever spend together. Our itinerary usually took us west. Yellowstone, Canada, Tetons, …
Is ‘Good Enough’ Robbing Your ‘Good’?
My grandfather used to say, "Anything worth doing is worth doing well." Seth Godin puts it like this, "If you don't think you have the time to do it right, what makes you think you'll have time to do it over?" Two different reasons for doing something we…
Are You Comfortable Or Are You Growing?

"Growth and comfort cannot co-exist." I stumbled across that quote over the weekend by Ginni Remetty, the new CEO of IBM; and I think its true on every level. You need to step out of your comfort zone to grow on a personal level.You must change patterns and habits to achieve different resu…
Does Your Team Have The Right Mix?
If you were to ask me what my favorite candy is, I would respond specifically, "Fun Size Snickers." Not Snickers, but Fun Size Snickers. Sure, you have bite size, king size, and the original Snickers bar, but none of those 'satisfy' me quite the way a Fun Size Snickers do…
Are Distractions Derailing Your Success?
At any given moment in time, there are a few 'right things' that we should be focusing on to accomplish a desired outcome. Figuring out what the 'right things' are is often difficult, but staying focused on them is the lifeblood of achieving a preferred result. Here's the rub; the 'right things' are…