December 28, 2018

TBSSSNQ – a Powerful Formula for Setting Your 2019 Goals

Over the past several days I received two email newsletters telling me how to set my goals and resolutions for the New Year that is fast […]
December 25, 2018

Give Yourself These Gifts Today

Over the past week I’ve described several of the most effective techniques we’ve developed to help people be more Authentic (Core Action Value #1 in our […]
December 22, 2018

Remember a Better Past by Reframining Memories

Every historian knows that the past is what you choose to remember and how you choose to remember it. A history class in the United States […]
December 19, 2018

Choose Your Time Zone Wisely

The past is an immutable memory. The future is an unseeable dream. The present is a visible experience – the only time zone where your attention […]
December 18, 2018

Brick Walls and the Laws of Adversity

These are the Laws of Adversity. Understand that adversity will come and be ready to grow from the strength and wisdom you will gain from it. […]
December 10, 2018

A Powerful Technique for Leaving Behind Your Emotional Baggage

Why is it so hard to set aside this emotional baggage? For one reason, it’s invisible, and how do you let go of something you can’t […]
December 4, 2018

Stop the Anxiety-Depression Ping-Pong Game and Expand the Boundaries of Your Comfort Zone

I was recently trying to help somebody who has been careening between anxiety and depression. This inner emotional ping-pong game has her paralyzed. She knows what […]
November 23, 2018

You Don’t have to be the Lead Dog to be a Leader

Have you heard the saying that unless you’re the lead dog the view is terrible (or some variation)? As you can see from the picture above […]
November 22, 2018

Symphony for a Hungry Old Man – A Thanksgiving Message

Every year on Thanksgiving day I share this story. I hope you will enjoy it. The blue jay and the cardinal made their livings in the […]
November 21, 2018

What to say when someone calls you Pollyanna

Thank you. Now go read the book, or watch the movie, about Pollyanna. In that story, you have a community that’s been torn apart. There is […]
November 20, 2018

If You Lose Hope, Look Farther Down the Road

The 23rd Psalm says to walk through the valley of the shadow, not to take up permanent residence “Hope” is the thing with feathers / That […]
November 19, 2018

Detox Your Culture, Detox Your Life

Decorated pickle jars from The Pickle Challenge for Charity at Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, IA Consider these two facts. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently […]
November 18, 2018

Gratitude is the Platform for Optimism, so Check Your Attitude!

“We moderns have an arsenal of tranquilisers (sic) and pain killers at our disposal, but our expectations of ease and pleasure, and our intolerance of inconvenience […]
November 14, 2018

National Pickle Free Zone Day for a More Positive Workplace

Enjoy eating your pickles – just don’t look like you’ve been sucking on one! According to the billboard at my local bank, today is National Pickle […]
November 13, 2018

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Conversing with my little friends at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans reminds me that the ultimate purpose of all the presentations, meetings, rounding, and writing are […]