About Nick Petrone

Nick is an Outreach Consultant with over 20 years of experience, many of those at a multi-state distribution business, in which he led the financial, operational and administrative aspects of the organization.

Sink or Swim: Responding to Unwanted Change

By |2021-07-07T21:03:25-04:00July 9th, 2021|

“You better start swimming, or you’ll sink like a stone” is one of the lines from Bob Dylan’s legendary song, The Times They Are A’Changin’.  Frankly, it is sound advice anytime that change is thrust upon you, although, admittedly, that can be quite challenging.  Oftentimes, our natural reaction to change that we encounter and [...]

Training For Life

By |2021-03-06T10:14:42-05:00March 4th, 2021|

Wednesday of this week marked the beginning of the Lenten Season for the Roman Catholic Church, a period of time in which the faithful engage in fasting, prayer and almsgiving.  Personally, it is my favorite liturgical season, offering a special invitation to increase my commitment to those religious practices that help put faith into [...]

Keep on Growing

By |2020-12-14T13:11:55-05:00December 14th, 2020|

For two-and-a-half decades or so, the notion of continuous growth in all facets of my life has become a focal point; the desire to incrementally improve as a human being is an essential goal of mine.   Legendary author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen Covey names his seventh habit, “Sharpening [...]

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Managing Risk

By |2020-08-21T11:20:50-04:00August 21st, 2020|

What a crazy, befuddling, anxiety-ridden year this has been with only a minuscule percentage of the world’s population not being dreadfully impacted by this horrific virus (COVID-19). While speculation remains as to exactly how this virus came to be, I have been most fascinated and perplexed by our (humans) response.  What has struck me most [...]

Productivity in These Times of “Splendid Isolation”

By |2020-05-20T09:37:19-04:00June 11th, 2020|

The challenging times we face as a result of the pandemic has required many of us to remain in our homes, even if we have the good fortune of keeping our employment. Not surprisingly, this can lead to an uncomfortable sense of disconnectedness. Yet, it reminded me of the late Warren Zevon’s song, “Splendid Isolation” [...]

Caveat Emptor: A Serious Warning

By |2021-10-25T15:45:29-04:00September 5th, 2019|

Caveat Emptor! Translated from Latin, it means “let the buyer beware.” In daily commerce, this phrase is meant to convey the importance for the purchaser to conduct their due diligence to see that the product or service being procured is not defective. Certainly, Caveat Emptor is wise counsel for all of us when making any [...]

The Holy Trinity of Wellness…Mind, Body and Spirit

By |2021-10-25T14:05:13-04:00August 16th, 2019|

The term wellness has become ubiquitous over the last decade, largely in response to the tremendous healthcare costs that our nation incurs on a yearly basis and the search for options that can better control that heavy burden that it places on families and our governmental institutions at the federal and state level.  So often [...]

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