The Problem with Communication – Part V

(Before proceeding, if you haven’t already, I invite you to read the three previous posts in this series where you can find additional information on The Problems with Communication, Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV by clicking on each link.) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a communication strategy that includes General Semantics, understanding how the five senses contribute to communication and how to Read More...

Should Christians Take Drugs?

That’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Many Christians feel a discussion whether it is “right” or “wrong” to use drugs is solely related to recreational drugs because the widespread use of prescription drugs among Christians is accepted. Because of a major surgery I had in July, 2016, I can attest that most Christians accept the use of prescription drugs. I saw multitudes of Bibles, crosses, Read More...

The Super Bowl, Sales, and You

Super Bowl LI was played about a week ago. It was one of the most interesting Super Bowls ever. The largest deficit in a Super Bowl was overcome. The Patriots now sit atop the NFL for the most Super Bowls ever won. Brady and Belichick hold records for post-season games and wins, and so on. As I hear people talk about how the Patriots came Read More...

How Negative Thoughts Trump Positive

You’ve experienced it many times. You’re having a great day. The sun is out, you’re with those you love, the food is phenomenal and then it happens. Something negative. Nothing earth-shattering, but enough to make it feel like the whole day has been ruined. How does that happen? How does the human mind and body go from a state of happiness and elation to anger Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part IV

(Before proceeding, if you haven’t already, I invite you to read the three previous posts in this series where you can find additional information on The Problems with Communication, Part I, Part II, and Part III, by clicking on each one.) When you look at the picture above, you see that the dots seem to spontaneously move and change from black-to-white and white-to-black. Communication can Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part III

If you haven’t read the previous two posts on this topic, I encourage you to read the introductory post by clicking here and the 2nd post by clicking here. This third post in the series will discuss the ways the human mind supports its preexisting belief system; Generalization, Deletion, and Distortion. Just a brief bit of information before delving into those areas, though. When we Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part II

In the introduction to this series of posts, The Problem with Communication – Part I, I discussed the etymology of words in the English language, a few of the processes the human brain uses when receiving information and processing it, and a recent discovery by neuroscience that reveals there are influences that are not seen, but are felt, that affect communication. —————————————— “The single biggest Read More...

The Problem with Communication – Part I

In a post I read on Stumble.com, the writer shares The Most Commonly Misused English Words, as presented by Steve Pinker, a linguist and cognitive scientist at Harvard University. As a student of linguistics myself, I continue to find it interesting how we humans in the English-speaking world ever get anything accomplished. How can I say that? Consider the following: According to Neuroscience, for each Read More...

The Myth of the Introvert

With over three decades of working with people; first in a pastoral role, then as a Sales Leader, and now as an Executive Coach and Life Coach, I have acquired an unorthodox view of people, personalities, and the human mind. Having spent over 15 years in the Occupational Assessment industry building, selling and implementing them, which means that I’m very familiar with labeling people as Read More...

Give the Gift of Lasting Change

This being the season for giving, I thought it was important enough to let you know that you can still give gifts that will hold much meaning for years to come, long after the other gifts have been forgotten. Help them by giving them a real solution instead of letting them make resolutions for 2017! ​ So, give those you love a gift that’s truly Read More...