Values are the glue that hold relationships together. Shared values can create unbreakable emotional bonds. Violated values can destroy human connection and trust faster than anything else. My critical thinking question today is; “what values violations are you tolerating in your life?” We all have people in our lives that have polar opposite beliefs that can sometimes be so extreme that it causes us emotional stress and sadness. This diminishes our feelings of happiness and leaves us disappointed in ourselves for tolerating these destructive behaviors. Watch this short video for examples and consider taking action to remove this source of stress
Most of us have gained weight since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world. Now it’s time to shed the extra pounds and get back in shape. Millions will attempt to make the necessary changes, yet only a small percentage will succeed. The secret to success for many people is working with a coach to get and keep them on track. Coaching weight loss is a billion-dollar industry that continues to grow. Unfortunately, most coaches approach the process from a strictly logical perspective, whereas FAT LOSER COACHING attacks the problem from the emotional side. Watch this short video on how to do
After 30+ years as an entrepreneur building businesses in 10 countries around the world, I’ve seen my share of great performers and miserable failures. As a matter of fact, I’ve been both myself. Surprisingly enough, it’s a thin thread between the two. A few good or bad habits, beliefs or philosophies can make or break you. World-class success is rarely related to exceptional talent or education. These things certainly help, but the core of uncommon achievement is more about will than skill. After 1,389 interviews with self-made millionaires over the past 36 years, I’ve heard a lot of metaphors about failure
Even in the most highly educated countries in the world, studies show that most people live in a fear-based consciousness. Fear is an effective method of protection and self-preservation, yet it relegates us to a painful existence and limited success. The most intelligent among us quickly realize that this level of thinking is self-destructive and unnecessary, despite the number of occasions where it served their best interests. The real problem with fear and scarcity-based thinking is how it attaches itself to situations where a threat doesn’t exist, yet through projection it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The spouse that is positive he/she
John Adams, attorney representing the British Soldiers after the Boston Massacre in 1770, was preparing his closing argument for the jury. He handed the document to his wife, the brilliant Abigail Adams, for her review. Mrs. Adams, in no uncertain terms, scolded her husband, the future founding father and 2nd President of the United States, for drafting a closing statement designed to display his raw intelligence, superior education and command of the english language. John Adams, to his credit, revised the speech and the innocent soldiers were exonerated. This is a story of the dangers of Ego, and how even a
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The 2020 Presidential election revealed more about the emotional intelligence of modern day Americans than it did about either one of the candidates. It’s one thing to hold a political opinion that counters your next door neighbors. It’s quite another to see your neighbor as an enemy because he/she doesn’t share your political point of view. Social media continues to be filled with hate-fueled messages, from both sides of the aisle, demonizing not the ideas, but the supposed “friends” on their feed. The golden rule of debate is that once you begin to level ad hominem attacks, you’ve lost. I’ve never
The most successful people expect to get what they want. What do you expect? Are you expecting your best life? Many psychologists recommend lowering your expectations as a psychological strategy to mitigate the risk of disappointment. If you’re satisfied with an average life, its not a bad strategy. But if you’re shooting for the big life, raising your expectations is one of the first steps. Watch this short video and I’ll look forward to your comments.
One of the best gifts you can give yourself is financial security. The peace of mind it offers is beyond compare. The first step is learning how money works, and then determining your personal goals and the cost of their achievement. Most people struggle with money their entire lives, and it causes them years of untold stress, discomfort and psychological suffering. The truth is that for most of us this is unnecessary. The secret is education followed by action. After 36 years of interviews with self-made millionaires and penning 4 books on the subject, I’ve learned some of the best tricks
Most people have never learned how to fight for a dream. They follow the traditional system of formal education that leads to gainful employment. Nothing wrong with that. It’s what the masses do, and frankly, its a far easier path. I refer to it as the zoo; a place where if you follow the rules and keep your hands out of the cages, you’re almost assured of a long, safe 40-year journey to a comfortable retirement in Boca Raton. But for the people who attempt entrepreneurship, its a whole different scenario. This is the Jungle. A dangerous place filled with obstacles