Archive for the fear Tag

Are You Feeling Stuck?

We all get stuck from time-to-time. Stuck in a relationship, in a job, in being overweight, in financial lack, in an unhealthy lifestyle, or simply in a way of doing something we wish would change. How does this happen? I mean, here we are more than half-way through 2017 and people have more choices and more options than ever before. How does a person get Read More...

Low Performers: Punishment or Support?

When you manage or lead people, you know to expect that things won’t always be sunshine and roses. Your role requires you to lead, motivate, and inspire to get the results your company wants. Your role also requires you to be involved when people aren’t performing well. In my experience, most managers and leaders have been taught to enforce consequences upon low or non-performing people. Read More...

Leading Into the Unknown – Part II

In the first post about Leading into the Unknown, I discussed three areas where leaders must excel; being authentic, having physical and psychological stamina, and being adaptable in their thinking. Now, consider three more areas that are imperative for leaders to flourish in today’s ever-changing world. The ability to inspire – The days of positional power is quickly fading away, just like the red “Power 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...

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...

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...