5 Ways to Inspire Fear…of You

December 16, 2008

If you take a close look at what seems like crazy behavior at times, you can usually find fear lurking in the shadows of the situations. Fear of looking stupid, fear of going broke, losing a job, losing a marriage, and so forth. In fact, studies show that fear of loss is a far stronger motivator than the desire to move forward.


Better Vocabulary, Better Experience

October 31, 2008

The power of words has long been recognized by the ruling classes; that’s why censors have existed on and off for centuries. That’s why books are sometimes burned, or prohibited. Words are tools we use to co-create reality.


Playing Pretend Exercise

October 13, 2008

On Mixonian’s September 23 post, I wrote about grown-ups playing pretend….in a good way, of course. Playing pretend to exercise one’s imagination and make life more interesting, not to escape responsibility. Exercising this resource can pay off in tangible dividends as well. Read on.

Since that post was published, research has surfaced that shows how pretending can actually pay off, in higher test scores, or possibly in investment dividends. Here is a true story on the power of imagination in ordinary people.


For Round Pegs in the Square Holes

September 24, 2008

The following quote is from Steven Jobs, presented in lovely Lauren’s speech yesterday.


The Ideal Communicator

September 17, 2008

Aristotle, otherwise known as the “Rhetoric Dad,” considered the ideal communicator as a “man of goodwill.” If Ari were still with us today, he would say a “person” of goodwill, but back them the word “men” could mean just a bunch of guys, or a group of men and women.