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“There is a tide in the affairs of men…”

“There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life…

“There is a tide in the affairs of men…”

“There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life…

“I Can’t Have That” v. “I Don’t Want That”

How we choose to see the world powerfully impacts our responses. The way we interpret events, the worldviews we select as our own, all come…

It’s not that I’m not satisfied, it’s just that I always want more!

On the limits of ambition, the harnessing of desire, and the importance of balance. “It’s not that I’m not satisfied, it’s just that I always…

Just Because You Meet a Jerk, Don’t Become a Jerk: Avoiding Petty Revenge; Turning the Other Cheek

“I’m a sales associate…When you are rude to me, I look for ways to overcharge you!” Life comes with its trials and tribulations, and sometimes…

Smiling Matters

Life is a chain reaction. We each have our part in it. The butterfly is not in the Amazon, It is at the corner of…

PopCap: Health Care vs. Healthy Behavior: John F. Kennedy and the Presidential Fitness Award

(Friday’s Populist Capitalist Blog Post) Some of the “easiest” savings in health care costs in America can come from Americans, as individuals and as a…

Time is Not Linear

“Time is not linear” is a saying I use to remind myself that all moments are not the same. That time varies, that time in…

Audition for the Role of Your New Self

I am always on the lookout for new ways to spark “mental quakes,” to invoke self-induced shifts of perspective. I am continually seeking ways to…

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…

Spiritual Economics

In the physical world of material things, if you give something away you have less. Spiritual economics, however, is a very different economics from the…

Obstacles of Our Own Creation

How many of the problems you face today did you have a hand in creating yesterday? Do you engage in any self-sabotaging behavior? Do you…

The Billionaire Street Sweeper

I recently finished Ted Turner’s autobiography, “Call Me Ted.” Among his other claims to fame, Turner is the founder of CNN and TBS, as well…

Do you suffer from Atelophobia?

Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, the fear of never being good enough.  At some level, at some time, we have all wondered if we…

Love: Noun or Verb?

Is love a noun, something you simply feel, something that just is? Is love something that exists of and by itself, that springs fully formed…

Beware the Dunning–Kruger Effect

The most dangerous person is the confident incompetent. Unfortunately, according to the Dunning–Kruger Effect, it is almost inevitable that the incompetent will be over-confident in…

“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…

Why You Failed and They Succeeded

Some say they will believe it when they see it;  Truth is that you will never SEE it until you BELIEVE it i.e. you will…

4 Ways You Hold Yourself Back

1. Self-doubt. We tend to judge ourselves by our rough-hewn insides and others by their polished exteriors. You are greater than you know; you have…

First IQ, Then EQ, and Now PQ

IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, measures our basic mathematical and verbal intelligence. EQ, or Emotional Quotient, measures our emotional awareness, both of ourselves and others, as…

Watering the Seeds of Happiness

Happiness is our natural state. Watch children. Most of the time, they are “Smile Factories”, endlessly delighted, pumping out smiles, eyes sparkling, full of joy…

The Seduction of Role Suction

Role suction refers to the tendency to drop back into familiar roles either from childhood, or previous relationships or jobs. Common roles are the joker,…

That Loving Feeling Takes a Lot of Work

Left to themselves, infatuation and passion have short lives. Face it, the new car smell fades over time and reality sets in: we all have…

Vous Allez Trouver Votre Place

Vous allez trouver votre place is a French saying that translates as “you will find your place.” Its message is that there is a purpose…

It’s the Mind That Matters

“Physically, there is not much difference between No. 78 in the world and Nos. 2, 3, 1, and 5,” said Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s…

“A Rose By Any Other Name…”

Which phrase resonates more with you? Capitalism? Or free enterprise? Protectionism? Or isolationism? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (a private organization) is about to launch…