Yesterday was a glorious day in San Antonio: a perfectly stunning blue sky, no wind, and the temperature at 72. I met my client for lunch and we chose to dine outside.
I noticed the restaurant owner stopping at each table with a big smile and a thank you. In addition, I overheard him ask a few simple questions: is [...]
Well, the last time I had nothing to say was twenty seconds before I was born. Since then, words just seemed to flow, and flow, and…you get what I mean!
I am wired to communicate verbally. A client of mine is a precise technical thinker, an introvert by nature. He is painstakingly slow in gathering [...]
I looked at my ibook library this morning and to my chagrin, it was occupied with books screaming at me to grow, change, make millions and learn to have passion. I did however, have a free download of the Bill of Rights.
In our present day culture, we face the split between who we are [...]
We are taught to be critical, harsh, and demanding because how else can we grow? Life is a contact sport, a testosterone match between acting aggressive and being “soft.” Push! Fight! Don’t take no for an answer! Get those big hairy goals down on paper and push, push, push!
Now for a radical idea. Treat [...]
Daniel Goleman wrote in his seminal book, Emotional Intelligence, that self-awareness is a neutral mode that maintains self-reflectiveness even in the midst of turbulent emotions.
From pre-school to post graduate education, the emphasis is placed on IQ knowledge, or “the more you know the better you do”. Young children are programmed to attend [...]
The event took place in a dimly lit gymnasium in Brooklyn, NY. Baseball tryouts. Three spots remained, with four kids promising anyone who would listen that they would not beat up their little brother any more if only they were chosen. The coach yelled out three names, and the last kid standing left the gym, [...]
You decided to move on, move back, take your business in a new more meaningful direction; you decided to dust off your guitar, travel, meditate or rest. Then…the second-guessing, the “pundits,” the self-doubt and judgment arise from your internal audiotape. Damn the torpedoes! Trust in yourself because you know the truth. The gut, heart, and [...]