No more complaining

Complaining will no longer be accepted here.  All complainers are being asked to cease that habit and replace it with more positive thoughts and words.  Your complaints irritate the rest of us. They lower productivity and make small problems bigger while erasing progress. However, the BIGGEST reason we will no longer permit complaining is because […]

Check your emotions

  Many communications in the workplace (and at home) are derailed because of poorly used emotions.  Unless you control your emotions well during difficult conversations, those conversations are likely to turn out much different than you plan.  For many of us, using unchecked emotions create strong reactions in others as they misread our intentions.  You […]

Watch your image!

I went to a food market today where a cookie delivery truck was parked outside.  Even though I did not come there to buy cookies, the ads on the truck caught my interest and I planned to look over the cookie display inside.  However, when I saw the extremely unhealthy and unkempt cookie salesman working […]

You’ve got what you want… now what?

Most of the astronauts who went to the moon in the 60s and 70s came back and got depression.  I’ve noticed that many new homes in my area go up for sale shortly after the owners move in.  When I find myself playing cards on my phone I always get a letdown when I win […]

How Ebenezer Scrooge became a hero

You remember Ebenezer.  He was visited by 3 ghosts one Christmas eve and woke up a changed man.  Well I’m in the business of helping people change and if you want results like this please give me a call.  I make selfish, arrogant, mean spirited people wake up the next day exceptionally kind, unselfish, and […]

Drink the Kool Aid

  Was it mass suicide or mass murder?  Whichever, it changed the meaning of drinking Kool Aid. In 1978 Cult leader Jim Jones was involved in the deaths of 900 of his followers in Guyana who drank Kool Aid laced with cyanide.  Here’s the wiki story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonestown Before this event, drinking kool aid meant having […]

“Do Not Do” list for Leaders

Here are a few critical things leaders must never do: 1. Don’t wimp out.  Be brave!  Never let them see you sweat. You will sweat of course. You’ll sweat the future, the details, the prospects, us, the competition, your own circumstances, because you’re responsible. Just don’t give in to fear.  Be strong and courageous.  We […]

Visualize your perfect week

This is a time management/personal success tip that I use.  Successful people have a habit of creating their own future.  They see their ideal future first, then consciously and unconsciously arrange actions to move them toward that ideal state. So the tip here is to create your perfect week in advance.  Make a list and […]

Never Stop Learning

Stay young, be more successful, appear more intelligent, BE more intelligent, earn respect from others, solve problems more quickly, get promoted, have more influence, make more money, sleep better, raise your self-esteem, and more; all by becoming a continuous learner.  Don’t be like the 90% of people who graduate and then never open a book […]

Problem Finding

We are all aware on how important the skill of problem solving is.  But there is a related skill that is even more important.  This is the skill of problem finding.  Finding, analyzing, and understanding problems is the key to more success in your career. This was studied in a classic case of fourth year […]