Rethinking “Just Be Yourself” Advice

This article was quite an eye opener for me because I had always thought authenticity was an important goal for relationships and that always meant just being yourself. This article forced me to rethink my definition of authenticity. The concept is pretty simple; the advice to “just be yourself” isn’t always the most beneficial. Being your true

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Happiness AND Success

In a recent blog, I wrote about the seven keys to happiness.  Now science has some data on the keys to happiness AND success, thanks to a new book by Emma Seppala, Science Director for Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Many of us believe that we must pay a price for

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Knowledge is Not Enough to Change Behavior

I was listening to an interview with Keith Ferrazzi about teams and individual success. One of his observations that jumped out was “knowledge is not enough to change behavior.”  If it were, NOBODY would smoke, eat dessert, or do drugs.  Pretty obvious, but quite profound if you think about it. You need to modify behaviors

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The Joy of Hitting the Numbers

I just started ANOTHER weight loss regimen. It is tough for me. My lifestyle is inconsistent. I eat out and entertain A LOT. Last week, I had dinners planned for six nights in a row, not to mention business lunches. It takes a toll on the body. Still, I go up and down, and I

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Whether You Believe You Can or You Can’t — You Are Right

The other day on the drive home, Mike Ditka was being interviewed on the radio. He had some good quotes. Commenting on teams or players, he quoted Henry Ford and said, “If you believe you can do something or you can’t do something, you are right.” Such a simple statement, and yet so profound. People

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Life Lessons from an Australian Comedian

This Commencement Address was delivered at a school in Australia  by a graduate of the school who is now a well-known comedian. I want to watch this with my kids at a later point in life when they can understand some of the nuances.  For now, I share some of these lessons with you. Lessons

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Your Internal Clock – Morning Person or Night Owl?

This article was great. It addresses people and their various requirements for sleep.Each of us requires a different amount of sleep. Each of us also has a different internal clock. Biologically, we are programmed to be morning people or night owls. The combination makes us who we are.My wife and I loved this article for

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