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Along the Calf-Paths of the Mind

“The Calf-Path” is a poem by Sam Walter Foss; 1858–1911, about how a wandering calf path became a village street and eventually a crowded thoroughfare, its route followed unquestioned for centuries even tho it “traveled…

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Micawber’s Principle

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds & six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditures twenty pounds ought & six, result misery.”…

Choose the Smile

David Murdock is Dole Pineapple’s CEO. And he is 90 years young. A 2010 Wall Street Journal picture shows him with a full-face smile, a…

Who Needs Enemies When You Have Yourself? Ending Self-Sabotaging Behavior Once and for All

Self-sabotaging behavior is any thing you do that holds you back, keeps you from being your best self. Self-sabotaging behavior is rarely 100% negative; there…

Smart Swaps

A smart swap is when you substitute a positive or neutral behavior for a negative behavior. At its simplest, a smart swap is the smoker…

Those Words Branded My Soul

Who is Barbara Corcoran? A diner waitress who took a $1,000 loan in 1973 and built a top residential real estate firm in New York…

Active Listening: Listening to Understand

Most of what we call listening is really “waiting to speak.” Here is how people “hear” us: You say something, sounds are heard by another…

Beware Inertia Spending

Inertia spending is when you incur some expense or repeat some process or event simply because that is the way it has always been done.…