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The Life Span of an Emotion

According to a Harvard neuroanatomist the life span on an emotion is just 90 seconds: “When a person has a reaction to something in the…

Pssst! Want to Hear a Secret?… The Secrets of Success Are Dull and Boring

And what is more, you probably already know them! You just aren’t doing them! Why? Well, there are also lots of “secrets of success”; each…

Don’t let Life get in the way of Your Life

We can all get busy; very, very busy. The day to day can turn into a whirlwind of ringing phones, dinging messages, strident, urgent demands…

5 Simple Steps That Virtually Guarantee Success (Yet Few Do Consistently)

Goals: Written, Specific, backed up by Action Plans with Deadlines/Accountability Checkpoints; Reviewed Regularly to ensure what YOU want, reflect YOUR passions, not social/parental/peer programing. Yes,…

Escaping the Solomon’s Paradox

Solomon was the king of ancient Israel ruling from around 970 to 931 BC. Renowned for his wisdom, his personal life was somewhat messy to…

Change the Locks…NOW!

Most likely it’s far past time to change the locks to the gateway of your mind, to the foyer of your thoughts. In the hurley…

Expect Unexpected Opportunity

Truth is, what most call luck is really most often the intersection of opportunity with preparation. Inadequate preparation? Luck goes on to knock at another’s…

A Simple, Easy to Learn Technique that will Impress your Boss

Follow up and follow through. That’s it. It’s not much but few do it and fewer yet do it consistently. Follow-through means to see something to completion,…

Define Your Average as Above Average

When you are average, you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top. There are many things in life that are…

Little Things Make Big Things Happen

The details matter because big success is just the steady accumulation of small wins piled one on top of another. Everything is connected, all is…

Do YOU think YOU are Worthy? And Worthy of What?

As Marianne Williamson famously said: “You playing small doesn’t serve the world.” We are put on this world to be our best selves, to develop to our fullest potential…

Corrosive Myths, Insidious Fables

When it comes to relationships Perfection is a corrosive myth.   A love that can withstand imperfections is worth the “hard time” it takes to…

How to be Miserable… and the Antidote

Want to be miserable? Complain! Constantly! Construct a never-ending litany of things you deplore and fixate on them. Focus on all that is wrong with…

Always Look Under the Hood

The literal meaning of “look under the hood” comes from the process of buying a used car and refers to the importance not merely going…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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