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Drama is for the Stage

Personal or relationship drama (i.e. non-literary) refers to a situation blown out of proportion, or one involving unnecessary emotional turbulence or even made-up conflict. Drama occurs for multiple…

Are You Keeping Your Side of the Street Clean?

A common way in which we distract ourselves from doing our own internal work is focus on faults of others or how we’ve been wronged.…

Powerful People Perpetually Prioritize Prioritization

“I don’t have time” is often a soothing self-lie; the hard truth is that it is not a priority: if it were, you’d find the…

How Clean is Your Mirror?

How well do you know you? When you look inside yourself, how close to 20/20 is your vision? Do you see yourself clearly? As others…

Eight Powerful and Very Learnable Traits of Highly Confident People

They are voracious learners Insatiably curious, confident people continuously seek out new knowledge, ask intelligent, interesting questions, and listen to the answers. As lifelong learners,…

Success in 24 Simple Sentences

Surround yourself with things that lift you up, that call to out to the best in you. Believe in yourself; someone must win: Ask “Why…

Memorize This

“Every thought, every emotion, every action has energy consequences.” The energy can be positive or negative but it is undeniable that thoughts, emotions, and actions…

Take Good Notes

If you want to pass a class in school, you take good notes. Makes sense that if you want to learn the lessons of life,…

The 6 R’s: Pathway to a New, Better, Happier You

The human mind is an incredible thing! It is estimated that we humans have between 50,000-80,000 thoughts a day. Unfortunately, all too many are automatic,…

Project Management: The Proper Place for Pessimism

While we might not think of it as such, we are all “Project Managers” at some point in our lives. We all have things we…

Hold Your Sense of Self Loosely

By “hold your sense of self loosely” I do not mean you are easily swayed by the prevailing winds or that you do not have…

Guesthouse Emotions

Never give the Master Bedroom to emotions that belong in the Guest House (at best!). Listen, we all have bad days, moods, fits, impulses to…

The One Thing You Can’t Teach

Wanting. Wanting is the most difficult thing to teach. Wanting to grow, wanting to be your best, wanting to learn, wanting to improve. That burning…

Three Steps and More on How to Be a Better Human

First, you have to WANT to be better. Really, really, really want to because it’s a process, a long process with no end to the…

Interoceptive Awareness, Intuition, Introspection: Ruminations

Interoceptive awareness, at its most basic level, is an awareness of physical sensations within such as fast heartbeat, heavy breathing, hunger, and fullness. Some expand…

Expectancy Effect: Make it Your Ally, Not Your Foe

The “Expectancy Effect” is the phenomenon by which folk’s perceptions and behavior change as a result of their or others prior beliefs i.e. expectations. It…

Seeking Failure

Why would anyone seek failure? Well, absent situations with catastrophic consequences (packing your parachute?), failure often contains valuable feedback, lessons that can form the foundation…

A Leader’s Highest Leverage Point

Yes, a leader must show the way, articulate the vision, light the fire and yet… all that eventually is little use if a leader does…

The ABC’s of Success

Access your Best Self. This requires taking the time to KNOW yourself, developing both your EQ (emotional intelligence) and wisely exploring a wide range of…

What’s The Agenda?

Life is full of distractions, side roads, and dead ends; drama that may grab our attention but are not aligned with our purpose, our mission,…

The Results in Your Life Reflect Your Level of Awareness

As your awareness grows, so too does your ability to direct your thoughts, to master your mind, align your emotions with your goals and values…

If This Isn’t in Your Mental Toolbox, You Are Handicapped

I’m a big believer that solid, steady progress wins most races over the long haul and that the mastery of the basics, day in and…

Positive Reappraisal: Far More Than Optimism

While re-framing, optimism, and positivity all are aspects of positive reappraisal, at its heart positive reappraisal is much more. Properly done, positive reappraisal is a…

First Rule of Project Management

Create a Timeline! Far more than just a final deadline, a timeline lays out, in sequential order, a schedule of all the events AND the…

Three Steps to Spring Clean Your Brain

Step One: Take Inventory Observe how you spend your time AND your energy. Who and What lifts you? Who and What drains you? What do…

Does Happiness Take Work?

The short answer is: “Yes, sometimes, even often.” Why? Because our impulses, our intuitions, our social conditioning around what will make us happy are all…

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