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Eviction Notice

Eviction Notice

It's that time of the year, people...out with the old and in with the new! So let's get 2013 started the right way. If you're harboring any bitterness or anger or even hatred inside yourself because of something some numb skull did to you at the office, or maybe because of some silly comment your sister made about you in public...it's time to cut it loose.  The old stuff has simply got to go. It's easy to take on the responsibility of lugging around negative thoughts and bad feelings.  In fact, it almost feels like your duty when [...]

Sensible Shoes

Sensible Shoes

"You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.  You're on your own, and you know what you know.  You are the guy who'll decide where to go" - Dr. Seuss Each of us was born with a built in system that can get us anywhere we want to go in our lives.  It is a system that is as perfect and works as well as anything else in all of life, and yet it is also one of those things that seems to rarely get used. Most of us have never tapped into the internal resources which [...]

You Have To Ask

You Have To Ask

I'm sure you've heard it said before that there's no such thing as a dumb question. I disagree.  Kinda... I always tell people that there is indeed such thing as a dumb question.  In fact there is one question that is the king of all dumb question.  You haven't heard it, I'm sure.  Because to me the real dumb question, the only truly dumb question is the one that is never asked. Here's some solid advice that you can apply to both your professional and your personal life in order to become wiser and more successful:  Ask [...]

Self Reflection

Self Reflection

Below is one of the poems that I remember finding in my dad's office when I was a kid, and I always thought it was great.  Reading it today not only reminds me a bit of my youth, but it also reminds me of the important lessons that a father teaches his son.  The lessons that all parents can teach their kids. The poem itself is anonymous.  It really speaks to the concept of being honest with yourself and how at the end of the day, nothing else really matters.  Because truthfully, if you achieve results in any other way than being honest [...]

The Faith Of A Child

The Faith Of A Child

Can you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Maybe you're still trying to figure that out... Do you remember what it felt like though, as a child, to imagine what it was you wanted to be?  And here's an even more powerful question:  When did you stop believing in that dream? There is really no faith like the faith of a child.  A child believes that they can have, be or do anything they want.  All that is required is an imagination.  And, like Einstein said, it takes them everywhere! So what happens to us when we [...]

Good Fortune

Good Fortune

I had lunch with my wife today at this cozy little Chinese restaurant that we like.  It was really peaceful in there today...very quiet...and the food was fantastic, like always. So at the end of the meal we like to open our fortune cookies and read them out loud, imagining that the message inside is something that will play out for us in some meaningful way that day.  It's our thing...kinda silly...but it makes the whole process more fun. Hers said, "Happiness is trying to find you.  Look around". Mine said, "The biggest mistake a [...]

Real Life Perception

Real Life Perception

Perception is reality. You've probably hear that many times.  I know I have.  It took a while to really register with me, though.  How about you? It's a pretty deep concept, this whole notion that we are what we think we are, that we can do what we think we can do, and that we are happy to the degree that we can...well..be happy.  But it is a concept worthy of our attention.  And certainly worthy of attainment. The culture that we live in, particularly in America, screams at us that in order to be happy we have to possess [...]

From A to B And All Points In Between

From A to B And All Points In Between

I had some business to tend to out of town the other day, so I took a trip on an airplane.  I have traveled quite a bit over the years for business, and I have done a little for pleasure as well.  I enjoy it for the most part, although it usually leaves me a little tired and weary at the end of the day. It did occur to me though, that one of the coolest parts about traveling is how you can start the day, for example, having breakfast in New York City and end the day with your head on your pillow, home sweet home, somewhere in [...]

Dare to be Happy

Dare to be Happy

You want happiness?  Then be happy! One of the greatest discoveries you can make in all of life is that you are fully capable of being happy at any time and in any place just by deciding to be.  I often tell people to become conscious of their thoughts and feelings and if they don’t like them…simply change them.  Of course, just as often I get that “you must be crazy” look back from them. But it’s true - You can become more positive right now, wherever you are just by making the decision to be. Literally, it only takes a [...]