One Hour that Will Change Your Life

Everyday, we look at the high priority things and don’t do them because they take time. And since we’re focused on the calendar and the clock, time is so precious that we don’t make time to do what’s important!

Working Out Your Whole Brain

At one time, we thought the brain was just one thing. Now we know that the brain is more complicated and miraculous than ever. You have parts of your brain that are automatic, controlling your basic functions. And you have some you can control. Others more or less lie dormant until we call on them. […]

Are You Doing “Second Half of Life” Things Yet?

I just finished an excellent book entitled Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. He starts out by examining Carl Jung’s work on the two halves of human growth or the two halves of life. “The first half of life is spent building our sense of identity, importance, and security—what […]

Do You Need to Be Done?

I realized a while back that I no longer strive to be “done” with a lot of things. Some things need to be done, of course. But others are never done. When I’m writing a book or putting together a new presentation, I love the feeling of making progress. I track it on Excel spreadsheets. […]

Priming Your Brain – Part 1

There are many fields I wish I had studied more in college. The brain is one of them. Of course, when I was in college, we knew about 1/10th of what we know today.   Aside from being an efficient chemical factory for producing hormones that affect happiness, pleasure, body control, and mood, the brain […]

Be Great Where You Can!

In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins starts with the premise that Good is the enemy of Great. The argument is that it takes a lot of hard work and organization to create a good company, hire good employees, have good policies, etc. And once all that hard work is done, people have a […]

Rude vs. Unsafe?

A recent trip to Key West, FL, highlighted an interesting truth about branding. In the big picture, branding is about every single thing your business does. It’s not just your logo or your slogan. It’s how you deliver service, how you treat people, how you manage money, how you maintain systems, etc. In Key West, […]

The Value of Free is Overrated

I’m amazed at the behavior differences between giving something away for free versus charging something – anything. My city recently passed an ordinance (and the State of California did as well) that requires stores to charge ten cents for grocery bags. Now, people can either bring their own, buy an expensive bag, or get a […]

Reduce Travel Stress

My latest RFS video is posted now. I recorded it while traveling. It was a very stressful travel day for many people. It was the day Southwest Airlines’ computers failed and they had to ground their entire fleet for some time. Even under normal circumstances, many people create travel stress because they start with a […]

The Power of Mental Habits – and The Challenge of Changing Them

Over the last year I’ve consumed a large number of books on habits. Creating habits, breaking habits, good habits, bad habits, etc. It’s interesting how much we focus on the physical side of habits. For example, in your morning routine. You probably do the same things in the same order almost every day of your […]