From my article How to Wake Up with Energy Each Morning at Dumb Little Man: “Do you wake up in the morning feeling well-rested and […]
A friend of mine sent me a chain email today presumably written by a terminally ill young girl who was being treated for cancer in […]
In order to maintain successful relationships in your business and home lives, you must have a relationship with your employer and with your family that […]
Learning to become less scattered and more purposeful takes more than a night. Learning to live your life with intention requires that you be completely honest with yourself – realizing who you are at the center of your being, knowing where you’re headed. Facing your weaknesses and isolating the obstacles that stand in the way of your personal effectiveness. Sailing past those obstacles, and onto brighter horizons.
I get a real kick out of watching people understand that they have the power to change. It’s like the proverbial light bulb going off and someone saying, “Wow! I can have anything I want!”
If you’ve made a trip to the bookstore or library lately, you’ve probably noticed how incredibly many self-help books there are on the shelves. But I’m a little concerned that some people seem to always be reading the latest self-help book and saying things like, “This is the book for me. This is what I’m going to do to change my life.”
There are several challenges and obstacles to self-improvement. Without knowing it, you may be doing things that will stunt your personal and professional growth. Read […]
They say we receive in kind those things we project into the world around us. Be it kindness, meanness, honesty, or deceit, the world has a way of paying us back in spades.
Did you know that it’s suggested that listening to classical music, especially Mozart, can increase spatial intelligence? Read my article, Kickstart Your Brain with the […]
No matter who you are, where you’ve been or where you’re headed, there is always room
for change – a new perspective and a new plan to define what’s most important to you.
Remember – the goal here is to know that a cookie-cutter prescription for success simply doesn’t exist in today’s world. To know that it’s ultimately up to you to make the plan.
Over at Pick the Brain I’ve created a post titled A Smarter Approach to Time Management.
It takes hard work and perseverance to go from overbooked and distracted, to productive and effective. We must first learn to overcome obstacles – old ways of thinking, defeatist patterns of behavior, fears and so forth. But through patient persistence and gentle guidance, people are able to discover their own unique ability to define and create ideal lives for themselves, against all odds and despite what everyone else is saying.
Check out a fun podcast interview I did with Mike Vardy of EffTD™. Mike has a great sense of humor and shares it with us […]
Have you heard of the 90% rule? You live on 90% of your income and save the other 10%. Easy isn’t it? Nope, not in […]
Do you wonder what defines growth in all areas of our lives? Check out my post, the essence of all growth in life over at […]
Let’s assume you had five minutes to give a speech. You would receive a very large sum of money if you gave a speech that the judges considered “passionate.” You choose the topic, you write the speech. You give a passionate speech, you get the money.
What would you talk about? More importantly, would what you talk about in that speech be what you’re truly passionate about, or would you try to fudge and make people think you were really excited about something you think is “important,” because you think that’s what they want to hear?
I’m a relatively happy guy, but sometimes I can get pretty out of sorts. Usually that is related to something I’ve been meaning to do, or always wanted to do. Something, of course, that remains on my “to do” list, and never quite makes it to my did list.
Business travel is one of those necessities, especially when you own your own business. You may find that you are traveling quite often and, unfortunately, have a lot of free time on your hands in the evenings or during a weekend overstay. For many business travelers, it’s simply not possible to bring families along. As such, the tolls of traveling can wear you down. It is not uncommon to get lonely when you are away for even short periods of time.
Admittedly, it’s tough to just suddenly pull up the emergency brake on a life in the fast lane. Many people feed off the adrenaline rush and frenetic pace of today’s hooked-up, turned-on world. But the truth is that if you don’t get control of your own future, you’ll eventually crash and burn. I know this for a fact because I was this close to facing a dire situation in my own work and life.
I did a really fun and unique interview today with Mike Vardy of EffTD™. Mike’s satircal sense of style and humor was a real hoot.
The podcast will be up shortly.