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Opportunity Costs: The Road Not Taken

Every action has an opportunity cost. Opportunity cost is – the cost, the sacrifice made, in choosing one mutually-exclusive option over another – the alternative…

The Peace of Self-Compassion vs. The Fear of Self-Indulgence

Self-compassion is how kindly you treat yourself, how gentle you are in evaluating yourself. Is your self-talk considerate? Do you give yourself the benefit of…

You’ve Got Time to Lean, You’ve Got Time to Clean

Normally, I’m pretty happy when I visit my company’s communities. A rare exception occurred a while ago that I’ve not forgotten. Two Team Members in…

“Undefended Love”

My recent morning and evening reading has been focused on “Undefended Love,” by Jett Psaris & Marlena S. Lyons. Its thesis is that we all…

Everywhere You Go, There You Are

“Everywhere you go, there you are” means to me that change must ultimately come from within. I used to think that if I changed my…

The Maladaptive Perfectionist

The “maladaptive perfectionist” exists in contrast to the adaptive perfectionist (see Monday’s blog post). Maladaptive perfectionists need to be perfect at EVERYTHING and when they…

Irrational Fears?

I have made a life-long study of risk and people’s perceptions of risk and their reactions to it. After all, the El Dorado of investment…

The Adaptive Perfectionist

Is perfectionism a good thing? Or a bad thing? Like many things in life, it depends. If you are an “adaptive perfectionist,” you have very…

Emotion is Energy in Motion

Emotion can be thought of as energy in motion. To change your mood, MOVE! Or change your circumstances. The other day I received a phone…

Walking Between Raindrops

No, you can’t walk between raindrops. That is my point. I use the phrase to illustrate those times when we try to kid ourselves. We…

Stress Is Not an Event. It Is a Chosen Reaction to an Event.

You might have a bit of initial resistance to this thought. I know I did. “How can I not be stressed out? You want to…

MRI = Most Respectful Interpretation

We frequently judge ourselves by our good intentions, even when we don’t actually get around to DOING anything. At the same time we may judge…

Excusitis

Excusitis: Psychological disorder resulting from the need to defer responsibility to anyone or anything other than oneself. This disorder is usually accompanied by rationalization disorder.…

Beyond Galton’s Wall

Is there a limit to what is humanly possible? Are some goals simply unobtainable? So much so as to be demotivating? If you agree, then…

Make It a Game

We often know what we should do. But sometimes we are challenged to get ourselves to do as well as we know. Simple solution: Make…

The Joys of the Undefended Self

One of the greatest releases in life comes when we realize it is not necessary to make others wrong in order for us to be…

“I Intend To…”

Effective delegation, levels of empowerment, the limits of authority. All topics worthy of entire books, much less a single posting. So I’m just going to…

Broadcast Your Mistakes

The instinctive reaction to a mistake is to cover it up, pretend it didn’t happen, or ignore it. We all want the world to have…

The Will to Win is Important, But the Will to Prepare is Vital

“You hit home runs not by chance, but by preparation.” — Roger Maris Many people want to win, but how many are willing to do…