The 1-2-3 Method for Addressing Monkey Mind

One of the challenges of someone who’s new to meditation (or is getting back into it after being away for awhile) is Monkey Mind – the chatter of your brain switching to a contemplative mode. Monkey Mind is a little different for everyone, but basically consists of the flood of thoughts that come into your […]

First, Second, Third Meditation

I’m a huge believer in “quiet time.” That is, sitting in a chair and taking in the universe without contributing my two cents. It can be hard to get started with meditation, so let me recommend three easy “starter” meditation ideas. I call it Shut Up, Relax, and Pay Attention. 1. Shut Up This is […]

Meditation Part 3 – Picking the Right Pillow

I hope you looked at the last two posts and started meditating – at least one minute per day. If you try this consistently, it will be easy to get up to five or ten minutes per day. For many people, that’s all you need until you get to a deeper level of meditation. This […]

The Trap of Over-Working

One of the most obvious examples of “workaholism” is simply over-working. Over-working means that you continue working after you are no longer productive. You might do this out of guilt or frustration. You might just be completely overwhelmed. And that’s precisely why you need to force yourself to stop working and recharge your batteries. Here’s […]

New 5-Week Course: Relax Focus Succeed®

Relax Focus Succeed® Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives and Be More Successful in Both Five Mondays – July 28 – Aug. 25, 2014 Registration includes a copy of the book Relax Focus Succeed® by Karl W. Palachuk. Save $50 right now with code RFSClass Register now: Only $199 – $50 with code RFSClass to bring this price to […]

Being Out of Step is Better than Being Out of Order

There’s a great British mystery series from the 1990s called A Touch of Frost, starring David Jason. As with many of these shows, Inspector Frost is a little odd. He doesn’t quite fit in with what everyone else wants him to be. And, of course, that’s part of his success. One of my favorite lines […]

I Want an Accountant Who Goes Home at Six

I was in a meeting today and one of the attendees is a tax professional. It’s tax season of course, so she was explaining that she will be working until midnight. Maybe I’m odd, but my first reaction is that I don’t want my taxes to be prepared by someone at midnight. Or 11 PM […]

Un-Tether from Technology Safely in 2014

If you’re a thoroughly modern person, you are probably pretty well tethered to your technology. That means you are never far from your email, cell phone, text messages, and social media. Generally speaking, these are good things. But you might be too connected. If you are too connected, your addiction to these technologies is actually […]

Revised Edition of Relax Focus Succeed – Now Available

The Revised Edition of Relax Focus Succeed is now available to purchase in both paperback and as an e-book. Very soon we’ll have the audio version as well as Kindle and other e-reader formats.   Also check out the free 60 minute recorded seminar I posted on The Book page.   Focus on the positive, make […]

Are You On Autopilot?

My friend Laura Steward Atchison used to be a computer consultant. After successfully selling her business, Laura started looking at her own success. One of the things she realized is that she had worked hard at asking the right questions. Her new book – What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions to Ask Along the […]