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Six Mistakes Unhappy People Make

#1 Give power away to their Inner Critic: Your inner critic knows your weak spots and vulnerabilities and often attempts to pass its toxic sabotage as well-meaning advice. “You know you are not that good…

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Success in Six Steps

1. Believe in Yourself: You cannot truly, fully love others until you love yourself for you cannot give what you do not have.  2. Embrace…

You Were Born Rich!

You already have it all. Everything you need to have the life of your dreams, to Live the Life Extraordinaire, is already inside you! That’s…

5 Powerful Ways to Protect Yourself From Negative Energy

1. Respond without Reacting: When you react, you are giving away your power, letting others or the situation control you. When you create a space…

Being a good company is an end in itself

What gives meaning/purpose to our lives, our careers? One answer is working for and with a good company; perhaps being a good company is a…

Ignorance of “The Law” is No Excuse

It has been called many things by many writers: The Law of Attraction, The Law of Cause and Effect, The Yes Factor, The Universal Law.…

Seven Things Happy People Do NOT Do

1. Participate in Drama: Release and walk away. Never give energy to drama; what others do is their karma, how you react is yours!  2.…

In Memoriam: John Bradshaw: 1933 – May 8, 2016

John Bradshaw’s writings powerfully impacted my life at a critical juncture. Searching for self-awareness, yearning for growth, personal, professional and spiritual, Bradshaw’s books helped me…

Creating a Golden Rule Company Culture

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The Golden Rule is elegantly beautiful in its stark simplicity yet while principles are…

The Culture of the Golden Rule

Every organization has a culture, a way of doing things, a sense of “that’s how things are done here”. Obviously, the Ritz Carlton has a…

In Praise of Warm Heartedness

The things that separate us pale in significance compared to the things that unite us. We are all in this one world together and cooperation,…

Joining the Possibilitarian Tribe

The Possibilitarian Tribe is a self-selected group of those who choose to live in possibility, who choose to live a solution-oriented life, to walk on…

The Obstacle is the Path

“The Obstacle is the Path” is a Zen saying with multiple meanings. Its most obvious lesson is that in overcoming life’s challenges we grow (no…

How is Your Eudaemonia?

Eudaemonia is a Greek word that literally translates as “the state of having a good indwelling spirit.” Contentment, being full of good will and self-acceptance is…

Cultivating “Je ne sais quoi”

Literally interpreted, “Je ne sais quoi” is French for “I don’t know what” and refers to that intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive i.e.…

The Effort Effect

The “Effort Effect” refers to what is also known as the “persistence phenomenon” or the “perseverance payoff”. In simplest terms, those who try harder, try…

What is your C.Q.?

C.Q. stands for Curiosity Quotient. In other words, do you have a “hungry mind”? A mind that yearns to learn? An inquisitive spirit? Curiosity is a…

Life Themes from “50,000 Feet”, Part II

I recently attended a 3 day retreat where, among other topics, we reflected and shared what we wanted to be our Life Themes for the remainder…

Life Themes, Part 1

I recently attended a 3 day retreat where, among other topics, we reflected and shared what we wanted to be our Life Themes for the remainder…

A Chairman’s Notes to his Regional Community Managers

To my Regional Community Managers, A Leader’s Task: Motivate Others to WANT to do what Needs to be Done; Okay but HOW? 1. You owe it to your…

The Same Water That Softens the Potato Hardens the Egg

It is not what happens to you. It is how you CHOOSE to react that largely determines the impact it has on you and your life. It’s…

What is your Rai·son d’ê·tre?

Rai·son d’ê·tre means the most important reason or purpose for someone or something’s existence. Does your life have any point to it? Are you committed…

The Effort Effect

Why are some motivated by failure, spurred on to greater effort, but others are discouraged and give up? The answer lies in how they EXPLAIN…

What You Believe Affects What You Achieve

Ok, you know I heartily believe that your world view and your attitude affect your life BUT guess who the above “What You Believe Affects…

The Toxic Choice

Judgment is a choice, the 3rd step of a usually unconscious “Observe, Evaluate, Judge” cycle. Aware can be good, Evaluate may or may not help…

The Daily Giving of Thanks: The Simple Key to Joy

Do you want to be happier? Who wouldn’t respond with a resounding yes? Do you want to be more at ease, relaxed? Be around nicer…