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The Fun Superpower Anyone can Cultivate

Curiosity! Curiosity opens wide the doors of the world. To an inquisitive mind there is always something interesting to explore, to investigate, to learn. The…

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 to Develop Strong EQ

Two prong process; inner and outer: First, know thy self.                 Gain self-awareness: journaling is very helpful; reflecting back on the day is akin to…

Windshield Wipers for the Soul

Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way) once described journaling as “spiritual windshield wipers”. I can personally attest to the power of journaling to calm one’s soul,…

Pressure is a Privilege

What does “pressure is a privilege” mean? Yes, it is a post-game quote from Novak Djokovic and the title of Billy Jean King’s memoir but…

Top 25% is the Top 1%

Everyone on Wall Street wants to be the “Alpha Dog”, the best of the best, top of the heap, the Top 1%. Well, I want…

The Easiest and yet the Hardest Thing

Rome was not built in a day and many an “overnight” success was decades in the making. We all have the same 24 hours; it…

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…

You Already Know the Secret

The secret to success, the secret to life… is that there is NO secret. Or at least not one “big” secret; merely dozens, hundreds of…

The Upside of a Little Bit of Financial Paranoia

I experienced a period of poverty in my youth and it was one of the best things that ever happened to me, for it instilled…

Daily Questions: Road Signs to Your Best Self, Your Best Life

Daily questions are an awesome way to focus your energy, to remain on path, to stay true to yourself. Zig Ziglar used to love to…

4 Things to Release to Create Your Best Life

#1 Release Obsession with Possessions: Once beyond that basic level of Maslow’s hierarchy (a roof over our heads that doesn’t leak, reasonably healthy food in…

Did I Do My Best?

I was doing my early morning reading one day and this inquiry popped out at me. The question “Did I Do My Best?” resonated deeply…

Act Above Yourself

A major challenge in life is to do as well as we know. We all aspire to better ourselves; the test is how to do…

Trust and Confidence are Not Synonyms

Trust is about integrity, confidence is about competence. Too often in the workplace, a supervisor will say “I can’t trust you to handle this yet”…

Not to Do List

Distractions abound in life: detours and delays that fritter away our time and energy, beguiling diversions that dissipate our focus. A “Not to Do” list…

Forget “To-Do Lists”, Instead Create a “Success List”

The fatal flaw of “to-do” lists is that they tend to attract the mundane. When was the last time you had something earth-shattering on your…

Success is Just a Skillset

Success, however you personally choose to define it, is just a skillset and a very learnable one at that. To be more precise, anyone can…

Just One More! The Power of Persistence and Patient Perseverance

Want success? Want to stand out? Be different/better? Simple! Just do a little bit more than others, just a little bit longer, just try a…

Sculpting the Self

I’ve come to believe that one of the most fundamental determinants of a person’s success in life is their Sense of Self, their self-concept. Since…

How is Your Sense of Self?

Your self-concept, your self-confidence, your degree of self-worth, your self-esteem are all closely related. Collectively, they are your “Sense of Self”, and they powerfully impact…

E + P = O

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

Where Are You Stuck?

“Where am I stuck?” is a terrific question to ask yourself every now and then. No need to wait for a major sticking point or…

How did you vote today?

“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” – James Clear/Atomic Habits When you learn to evaluate…

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…

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