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What is Unhappiness? What is Happiness

ABD AL-RAHMAN III ruled Córdoba during the 10th-century. In his own words “I have now reigned above 50 years … Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear…

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Self as Instrument

You are the most powerful tool you possess. You can be an instrument for change and positive good. Yet how often do we attempt to…

The Power is Within You

“Changing our lives for the better does not have to be difficult. Thinking one or 2 new, powerful, positive thoughts a day works WONDERS!” “Every…

Your Mind Is Powerful

“Your mind is powerful beyond your comprehension. But like fire, the mind’s power can be directed in ways that harm or ways that build  to…

Do you have a Belief Deficit?

What beliefs do you have that are holding you back? Belief systems are powerful in part because we fail at 100% of what we don’t…

The Words We Use, The Stories We Tell

            We are in large measure the stories we choose to tell ourselves, individually and collectively.        …

Overcoming Fear, Growing Stronger

                                “You gain strength, courage and confidence      …

Outside Seating is for Take Out Customers Only

Should businesses be run for the convenience of the customers or the employees? Everyone’s business has rules, some of them pretty inviolate (i.e. customers must pay). Beyond…

I Always Think the Impossible is Possible

One of my favorite columns to read is the New York Time’s “Corner Office”, twice a week (Fridays and Sundays) it highlights interviews with the…

Formula for Success

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Hell or Heaven?

Personally, I am not into caving. While not particularly claustrophobic, the idea of belly crawling through tunnels so tight that your back touches the roof with every breath leaves me…

13 Behaviors of Trustworthy People: #11 Listen First

Drawn from “Speed of Trust” by Stephen M.R. Covey, The Collier Companies Fall 2013 Conference of Champions featured a two day “Speed of Trust” seminar by FranklinCovey To “Listen First, Speak…

Creating the World We Want v. Accepting the World We Are Given

“When I was a kid growing up in Washington, I used to take the same bus home every day. One day, my mother happened to…

“What Dog Are You Feeding”

  To focus their thoughts, SEALs are trained to ask themselves: “Am I feeding the Fear Dog…. Or the Courage Dog?” The question is an…

“Two Ways to Unlock Your Creativity in Two Minutes”

“Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me…

“How is Your MRI?”

 MRI in this case stands for “Most Respectful Interpretation” of what someone is saying to you or of their behavior. Words and things can be…

“I Just Erase Memories of that Kind of Behavior.”

“It is demoralizing to have your leadership challenged  just because you’re a woman  or because you’re a woman of color, but  I just erase memories…

Creating Your Destiny

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1803–1882 Every emotion, every belief and every action that flows from our thoughts…

The Power of Negative Thinking

I’m primarily a positive thinking kind of guy. Yet, at times there is also some strength and power to be found in negative thinking. For…

The Power of Framing

“A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation…is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.”  — George Matthew Adams; 1878–1962 We…

Harvest Joy, Harvest Miracles

Life is full of both joys and problems. When I focus my attention on the joys, the small good things that happen daily—the cheerful greeting,…

Affirmations: Stepping Stones to Greatness

Affirmations are positive thoughts or statements on a desired state or outcome. Affirmations are not silly little positive sayings, rather they are focused antidotes to…

Tail Enders

Affirmations are positive, present-tense statements designed to bring out our best selves, to focus our thoughts, emotions, and attention in the direction we want to…

We Are Just Dealing With Thoughts, and Thoughts Can Be Changed

What we experience inside our heads—our emotions and reactions—are just inner effects of outer events. The stories we choose to tell ourselves, the way we…

Can You Control Your Mind?

For his book, “Mentality,” British author Joe Sillett asked some of Britain’s best-known sports figures, “Can you control your mind?” “Yes, totally. I believe that…

“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”

T. Harv Eker theorizes in his book, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,” that the rich, the ultra-successful, are not so much smarter than average people.…