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  • The Friendship Algorithm

    Friends. We all need them. They are critical to navigate and be effective in life. The challenge is over time, we begin to see our friends reduce in number. What can we do? Lucky for you, Sheldon Cooper of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory solved the issue.

    October 2, 2013
  • Preferences and Expectations

    Don’t let your preferences become expectations.  We all have preferences.  We like things done the way we want them done.  The problem is when we begin to expect others to do things by our preference.  It is an upset waiting to happen.

    September 2, 2013
  • Kindness is Its Own Reward

    Kindness is rewarded, but if you are cruel, you only hurt yourself.  This ancient proverb is over 3,000 years old, and medical science is proving this out.  A study published in 2012, called “The Neuroscience of Sharing” by Jessie Poquerusse showed kindness benefits the giver as a result of the release of neurotransmitters responsible for…

    August 26, 2013

  • Work hard and become a Leader; be lazy and become a slave.

    Leader or a Slave: Your Choice

    I thought this was a very interesting proverb.  Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.  As I thought more about this quote, the more I began to realize I am a slave to many things.  Before we get into my issues, lets unpack this quote some.

    August 23, 2013
  • Silence Your Biggest Critic – Yourself!

    Criticizing yourself, beating yourself up, feeling sorry for yourself and disappointing yourself is not the best way to motive change.  Feedback is critical for a person’s success, but negative feedback is demoralizing and defeating. We all need to have validation in our life.  Validation is critical to our development as human beings. Criticism is a…

    August 21, 2013
  • 86,400 Seconds a Day – All The Time You Need

    We all have the same amount of time.  Everyday, we have 86,400 seconds.  The secret of the 86,400 is effective time usage.  How effective are you using your time? Some questions to ask yourself: Do you routinely complain about being busy? Do you have uncompleted projects that never get finished?

    August 19, 2013
  • I Have No Plan

    I joke with my sons about this saying.  They both have elaborate zombie apocalypse plans.  I have learned about zombies by listening to their plans. Zombies are pretty simple creatures.  A zombie is bereft of consciousness and self-awareness.  They eat and walk around.  People, who are not zombies, try to avoid them. Any resemblance to…

    August 15, 2013
  • Do You Listen?

    There are a multitude of classes on being an effective speaker. How to speak up. How to enunciate your words. Proper word choices. When was the last time you heard of a class to teach people how to listen.

    August 12, 2013