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, […]

Relax Focus Succeed Class Starts June 28th

Relax Focus Succeed® – Balance Your Personal and Professional Lives and Be More Successful in Both Taught by Karl W. Palachuk, Author and Coach – Five Tuesdays – June 28 – July 26, 2016 – Register Now – All classes start a 9:00 AM Pacific   DESCRIPTION: This course will show you how to master […]

The Happiest Times of My Life

What are the happiest times in your life? That’s worth looking at because there are probably some common elements there. With some serious introspection, you might even figure out the connections. There are three periods in my life that stand out as the happiest. The first time was when I was a kid. By “kid” […]

Just Released: Audio Version of Relax Focus Succeed®

It’s Complete!!! The Audio Version of Relax Focus Succeed® is available right now in MP3 format. It will be available very soon on Audible. If you have used Audible before, I highly recommend it. Go to audible.com and get started with Relax Focus Succeed as soon as it’s released. Here’s where and how you can get the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Depression Doesn’t Look Like What You Think

After years of ignoring it, I finally face the fact that I was (am) depressed. Not just a little bump in the road, but truly, honestly depressed. I had been in denial for over three years. Depression doesn’t look like what most people think. Depressed people don’t always lie in a fetal position doing nothing […]