Practice . . . Everything

There’s an interesting truth that we all conveniently ignore or deny when we take on a new task: Before you can be good at something, you have to be bad at it. Or, said another way, You can never be “good” at something you don’t do. And, one of my favorite related truths: Frustration is […]

The Power of Disappearing

Many years ago, my friend Arlin Sorensen was given an award at a conference I was attending. In his acceptance speech, he made a profound statement that stuck with me permanently. He said that his father once told him this: “Don’t worry what people think about you. They probably don’t.“ Maybe I was just in […]

Happy Birthday, Arthritis

It wasn’t 20 years ago today. It was probably in September or October. But twenty years ago this Fall, I came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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. […]

Meditating . . . on a Pebble

I often meditate with pebbles. Well, one pebble at a time, really. I’ve mentioned this from the stage and had several people inquire about exactly what that looks like. So I’ve put together a free audio program. It is delivered as a zip file with two MP3 files and a couple of photographs.   The […]

Silence Means Nothing

Silence Means Nothing One of the truisms I live by is that we should strive to avoid having both sides of a conversation. For example, we are often tempted to say things like, “He would never agree to that,” or “She wouldn’t pay that much.” We tell ourselves that other people will act or think […]

Mindfully Unplugging

I’m an amateur photographer. So when I see something really cool that I could share with others, my natural reaction is to take a picture. But there’s one important time when I can’t. I love my hot tub. From this relaxing location I look across my back yard to a vine-covered fence where orange trumpet […]

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 […]

Meditating: Get Started – Part 1

I have recently talked to several people who are trying to figure out how to get started with “quiet time” or meditation. So I thought I’d give you my recommendations. There are no hard, fast rules here, so relax and enjoy. I plan to have several posts on this. So go slow and check back […]

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 […]