Take Notice

Take Notice

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Around age 60, you begin to notice “as I have noticed” that: 1.  Friends can become family. 2.  Wherever you go, you take you with you. 3.  Happiness is defined by circumstance – still, so, joy defies circumstance – more so. 4.  Where Christmas...
Too Quick to Judge

Too Quick to Judge

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG I was a passenger on a public transportation system, almost three thousand miles away from home.  I began to notice that one of the transit conductors was staring toward me. It appeared to be a stern look, and I became troubled. Within a matter...
​Evaluations!

​Evaluations!

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG Monitoring is a necessary growth tool for the professional speaker and others who want to soar beyond success. Over 50 years, I have observed the polarization of my evaluations: 1) I have been described as “A Georgia Treasure and a National...
Incremental “Finished-ness”

Incremental “Finished-ness”

THE STEPHEN GOWER BLOG The afternoon project was to weed the garden. Fatigue set in after two hours.  In the past, this gardener would have pushed himself toward conclusion. But, on this occasion, there was a halting and a trip to the ice tea. There was no frustration...