Archive for the authentic Tag

Tips, Tools, and Techniques to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

If you took the brief assessment from my last blog on public speaking, you now have an indication of just how severe you have the fear of it. So, let’s start with the people who have a mild case, because those will have the least amount of work to do. I once heard Cloe Madanes, of Robbins-Madanes fame (http://www.getrmt.com/) say that she used to tell Read More...

Is the Fear of Public Speaking Ruining Your Career?

French philosopher Jean de la Bruyere said, “There are certain things in which mediocrity is not to be endured; such as poetry, music, painting, and public speaking”. Would you agree? Sitting through a poor presentation, whether in a large convention or in a small office setting, can be agonizing! If you’re in a leadership position and desire to influence others, the impact is dramatic! How Read More...

Gates, Zuckerberg, the future of Jobs, and EQ

MSN Money published an article on May 28, 2017 that shared insights from Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg during speeches where their messages were quite alarming about the future of employment. Zuckerberg’s comments came from a commencement speech where he told the crowd, “Our generation will have to deal with tens of millions of jobs replaced by automation like self-driving cars and trucks. When our Read More...

Corporate Suicide: What’s the Answer?

On May 17, 2017, one of the best singers in the music industry killed himself immediately following a concert. Chris Cornell was 52. Most people wouldn’t think that Cornell was the prime age, sex, and ethnicity to commit suicide. If you’re a business executive, business owners or well-paid salesperson, it’s important for you to read this entire post. Why? Because you’re at a higher risk Read More...

The Ultimate Business Trifecta

What do you get when you mix visualization, meditation, and mindfulness? A technique that has been proven to get massive, quick, effective, and sustainable results! Let’s take a brief look at the individual components: Visualization: The world’s elite athletes have recognized the power of visualization for decades. Michael Jordan could “see” the ball going through the net. Michael Phelps could “feel” his body gliding through Read More...

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...

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 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...