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False Comfort: The Allure of Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Any behavior that creates more problems than it solves is self sabotaging. Too often we yield to the temptation of a temporary relief only to have it spawn more and greater problems. I once read…

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Hard Work Required

“I think he finally got the message that he’s got a lot of talent and he has a lot of ability but without the work,…

Unconscious Living

Ran across a golf book recently called “Unconscious Putting,” by Dave Stockton with Rudy Matthew. Its thesis is that while the long game in golf…

Pursing Gold While Still Following the Golden Rule

Profit is often thought to be the sole goal of business. While profit is certainly a necessity of business, it is far from the only…

Instant Popularity In Six Steps. Guaranteed.

The key to instant popularity? Make people feel good about themselves. When people around you feel good about themselves, they will like you and seek…

On “Willpower: The Greatest Human Strength,” by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney

Science has turned its attention of late to the study of willpower, and it should be no surprise that research has shown that self-control is…

The Drum Major Instinct

The drum major instinct is a desire in all of us to be important, to be recognized, to be first, to be #1, to lead…

3 Rules for Surviving Chronic Complainers

Optimists see a glass half full, pessimists see a glass half empty. Chronic complainers see a glass holding water that is either going to be…