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Mental Trash: Are You Willing to Clean House?

Every week, the trash man comes by and hauls off unwanted stuff; broken stuff, stuff no longer useful. Wouldn’t it be terrific if we had someone who came by every week and got rid of…

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The (Small) Downside of Positive Visualization

I’m a BIG proponent of Positivity: “Think you can, think you can’t, you are right.” Thoughts held in mind attract in kind; what you focus…

Five More Things Happy People Do

1. Set Goals The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. People have an innate need to do something meaningful with their life; to…

Five Things Happy People Do More Than Others

1. Live an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ Appreciating the many small moments of life, saying ‘thank-you’ on every possible occasion, acknowledging the people in our life and…

Self as Instrument II

It is very difficult to observe anything and not impact it. Our mere presence has an impact, our words linger in the psyche of others…

What are your Power Phrases?

Power Phrases are short, snappy, slogan-like sayings that you can use to keep yourself on track, to focus your energy, to quickly connect with your…

Why Affirmations Work

Affirmations work because properly done (present tense, positive, personalized), they bolster our self- concept— the collection of beliefs we hold about ourselves. Affirmations also can…

Count Your Blessings: Make it Truly a Day of Thanksgiving

Want to cheer yourself up? Find energy on even the darkest days? Count your blessings! Enumerate all the things you have to be thankful for,…

Thought Virus

A thought virus is any thought, any point of view, any emotion that does not serve you, strengthen you, energize you.  When you sense a…

Gold Stars Forever

What would it take for you to give yourself ‘Gold Stars Forever’? Notice I didn’t say “earn” or “get” Gold Stars Forever, I said “give…

Unleashing The Winner Within: Cliff Notes Version

You have GREATNESS within you; waiting for you to fully activate it. You want more, know you are capable of more, interested in being better,…

Thinking is a Skill: The Acquisition and Use of Critical Thinking Skills Turbo Charges Success

Simply because they have thoughts (i.e. words form) in their heads, most folks think they know how to think. But if you define thinking as…

The Seven Habits of Highly INEFFECTIVE People

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. Sometimes it clarifies things to look at what we SHOULDN”T do; making it easier to…

Life Changing Thoughts

“Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I CAN.” – Michael Jordan  “Sometimes the biggest problem is in your…

Endless Wanting

Endless wanting is a fool’s trap that snare’s even the wise. Intellectually, we may understand that “Keeping up with the Joneses” is a useless treadmill…

Signs & Symptoms of Inner Peace 

About 25 years ago, I read a lovely little book called “Love is Letting Go of Fear”. At just 130 pages or so (many of them illustrations!),…

Can You Hear with your HEART?

One of the best nuggets of learning regarding communication I’ve ever run across is the HEART acronym, an excellent way to remember how to listen…

Living Life in Crescendo

Crescendo: adjective; gradually increasing in volume, force, or intensity. Living life in crescendo means that the most important part of life lies before you, not…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

What holds us back from finding our greatness?  Frequently, our greatest challenge is some manifestation of fear and one of its cousins – anxiety and…

A Good Pre-Mortem Can Prevent a Bad Post-Mortem

What is a Pre-Mortem? Glad you asked! You are about to embark on a major new project or daring initiative; what could possibly go wrong?…

The Ecstasy of Surrender

I’m a can-do, take the beaches, I’ve just begun to fight, task/achievement oriented kind of guy. The concept of surrender is the antithesis of my…

The Silent Treatment: Shutting Down Your Heart

Lack of good communication is probably the # 1 reason relationships, personal or professional, get rocky. One partner or both become uncommunicative, often as a result…

Search Inside Yourself!

Search inside yourself and what will you find? Any dark corners, un-dusted shelves, closed, even locked, doors? How well do you know yourself? Are you…

Listening to Learn

There are classes on public speaking but few, if any, on listening. I recently kicked myself up to “Executive Chair” of my almost 500 person…

If You Only Knew the Power of Your Thoughts

Our subconscious mind accepts unquestioningly everything we say, endlessly creating according to our beliefs, thoughts and words.  If we choose to dwell on poverty beliefs…

What is Your Brand?

    What do you stand for? If you, if your life, were a brand what would it stand for? Certain brands stand for reliability,…