Trying Once Doesn’t Count

I had a conversation with someone the other day about meditation. He expressed a very common belief: I tried that and it didn’t work for me. I couldn’t help wondering, “What do you mean by try?” Whether it’s meditation, exercise, playing the piano, learning a new language, or anything else, you can’t try once. Trying […]

Here’s Why Success Books Really Work

If you’re like me, you can get the same advice over and over for years and it doesn’t sink in – until the time is right. That’s why I read all the “success” literature I can. I read to keep thinking about changes in my life until it’s personal for me. I took a lot […]

Choosing Your Destination is Not the Same as Choosing Your Path

Very often we use the analogy of paths and destinations as if they’re tied together. You know, “You can’t reach your destination if you’re not on the right path.” Well that’s just not true. Trying to walk someone else’s path to your goals can never bring success or happiness. Trying to walk someone else’s path […]

Suffocate Your Fear with Love and Attention

We all experience fear. It keeps us from moving ahead. It even keeps us from improving our lives, improving our business, and improving our relationships. Probably 99% of our fears will never come true. Here’s a plan to kill your fears – with a technique you probably never considered. First, identify your fears. The easiest […]

Unplug in Style – and Help a Great Cause

One of the emerging trends in the U.S. is unplugging. As we become more connected to our technology every day, the need to uplug becomes greater. In fact, unplugging has become popular enough to have its own day. National Day of Unplugging was March 6th of this year. The day was started by a group […]

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 […]

Who Needs a Blanket?

Some time ago I saw a reprinted Peanuts cartoon in the newspaper. One of the kids asks “What do you do when you feel that life is treating you unfairly?” Snoopy responds “Learn to bake your own cookies.” There’s a lot of truth in that. After all, what are cookies except the ultimate comfort food? […]

Re-Writing Reality is Easier Than You Think

One of the exercises I go through with people during my seminars is to think back five years or ten years. Let’s pick a nice round number, like 2005. That’s seven, almost eight years ago. Where did you live? Was it the same house? Did you drive a different car? Did you go to work […]

Happy Leap Year: Looking Forward and Backward

People are interesting creatures. We create an artificial thing called time, divide it into little increments, and then assign meaning to those increments. Today is Leap Year Day. We won’t get to experience February 29th for another four years. In my book, Relax Focus Succeed, I discuss the topic of looking forward and backward. There, […]

Don’t Plant the Tree You See

Awhile back I wandered into a restaurant that was refurbishing their side patio dining area. They were planting a number of palm trees. They had obviously put a lot of money into this project, including the purchase of a dozen good-size palm trees. It really struck me as odd, however, that they planted the trees […]