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Your Emotions are a Signal… Not a Command

Emotions are just a message about how we are interpreting events and situations in the world around us. They flow out of our expectations and world…

Happiness is Not the Goal… Neither is Eliminating Unhappiness!

Happiness is Not the Goal: Happiness can be very elusive when directly pursued. Rather, happiness is best achieved as a byproduct of living a life…

Ask What You Can Do

During his inaugural speech on January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy famously said: “Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you…

You are the Creator

I am continually amazed at the extent to which our belief systems create our life. Whether we realize it or not, at some level, we…

5 Ways to Give Feedback Better, 21 Soft Ways to Say Hard Things

Note: The following is 90% from a 2018 Blog by Claire Lew, CEO of Know Your Team (http://knowyourteam.com). “My life’s mission is to help people…

I Once Left My Christmas Tree Up for 3 Years…

Why you might ask, and I assure you my wife did… repeatedly : ) Well, it helped that it was artificial and I safely could…

Boosting The Virtuous Cycle

To get to work every morning, I must exit a very quiet residential street onto a busy highway. Wonderfully frequently someone slows down to let…

The Great Multiplier

Do you desire happiness? Contentment? Do you want to attract good things and positive, supportive people into your life? Do you want more energy? More…

I Woke Up In America

Of late, when folk politely inquire as to the quality of my day, I respond with a cheerful ‘I woke up in America and that…

How Good is Your Doorman?

Every day, every moment, we are bombarded with a tsunami of impressions and potential inputs into our consciousness. What we choose, and we DO have…

Three Secrets to Happiness

One, there is no secret. Generally speaking, there are no hidden, esoteric keys to happiness, just obvious things, the impact of each small and easily…

The Lie We Keep Telling Ourselves… Even Though We Know Better

“I’ll be happy when…” is a refrain that echoes around the backroads of our minds, a micro program that runs all so often just beneath…

Den of Lions

Nigh on 30 years ago I read the Den of Lions by Terry Anderson, the journalist who was kidnapped by Shiite militants in Beirut, Lebanon…

Passing Trees

After having read it years ago, I am now listening to Micky Singer’s ‘Untethered Soul’ on Audible in my car. Micky uses the analogy of…

How Vibrant is Your Prohairesis?

Prohairesis is Greek and translates as “choice”, “will”, or “volition” and was a favored topic of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus (50 – 135 AD).  Essentially,…

I’m Busy Now; Maybe Later

We humans tend to have this incessant inner dialogue going on inside our heads; an endless chatterbox. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes the form of a…

Running on “Soular” Power

Running on “Soul” Power means tapping into your true purpose, living your life awake, vigorous and vital. As inspirational and invigorating as it may sound,…

Self-belief: The Foundation

You gotta believe in you. So much starts there. The world will take you at your word, the world will accept your unconscious self-appraisal as…

Respect: The Nitty/Gritty Daily Practice

Folks, respect is a nice word, and we all nod our heads in agreement, believing in our minds we honor it in word and deed.…

Highlight Reel or Bloopers/Worst Moments? What does Your Internal Film Editor Feature?

You spend more time inside your own mind than anywhere else. We continuously interpret events; filtering them through our world view, telling ourselves stories to…

Never Attribute a Lower Motive if You Can Imagine a Higher

We tend to give ourselves the benefit of our good intentions, carried out or not, yet we all too often attribute our most fearful interpretations…

Craft Your Self-Concept with Care

Who do you think you are? What do you believe yourself capable of? And where did those beliefs come from? Do they serve you or…

Worry = Negative Visualization

The mind is a powerful thing, more powerful than we often realize. Our thoughts influence our emotions, our energy levels, and our resilience far more…

E + P = O

E + P = O stands for “Event + Perception = Outcome” and serves as a reminder of how powerfully our world view and our…

Experience Follows Vision

The way we choose so see the world, what aspects we focus on, powerfully impact our experience of the world. Everyone is a complex mixture…

Finding the Upside

The words we choose to use, the tone we take: they all speak volumes about us, revealing our world view, our perceptions and interpretations of…

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