Letting Go to Let Something Better In


It’s one of the most frightening passages life confronts us with. What we’ve been doing doesn’t work anymore. We’ve come to a fork in the road. One fork leads to the known. The other one leads to the unknown.

Words From Afar Are Not Enough


Why One-On-One “You Specific” Mentoring Is Essential for Your Fulfillment and Success I enjoy reading words of inspiration as much as you probably do.  I believe in the power of positive thinking.  I love practicing the art of creative visualization as much as the next guy or gal.  It’s all wonderful and good, but itContinue reading “Words From Afar Are Not Enough”

How to Create Dynamic Fictional Characters


If you craft your characters carefully and thoughtfully, your story will write itself.  Your plot will be character driven, rather than contrived.  Your readers will become emotionally attached to your characters.

The Fine Line Between Success and That Other Thing


Do what you love. Believe in yourself and what you do.

Innate Goodness


There’s a lot of stuff happening in the world that is bad—really bad.  We know this, and we tend to focus on the bad stuff.  So, I’m asking myself: what is good? For starters, we are good—even the worst of us.  The trick is; how do we get to that goodness? I have found that itContinue reading “Innate Goodness”

It Starts With Self-Confidence


Where does self-confidence come from?  Where does it go when we need it most? How does an energetic child with a mountainous capacity for curiosity grow into a narrow-minded, emotionally constricted adult full of hopelessness and suffering? The answer is simple.  We lose the key to the door that opens to a satisfying existence; beliefContinue reading “It Starts With Self-Confidence”

Why Is Hazing Tolerated?


Think about what it takes to become an NFL draft pick. A young man must be a standout player in high school to make the team at a college or university with a nationally recognized football program. The same young man must play at a high level at his college or university, establish a reputationContinue reading “Why Is Hazing Tolerated?”

Moving to a Better Happiness Neighborhood


  Here’s a mind-blowing thought: We are born into this life with a predisposition towards happiness or unhappiness. Call it a happiness quotient. It can also be described as a mindset, a unique calibration on the happiness scale embedded in the foundation of a human personality. This mindset is usually affected positively or negatively in earlyContinue reading “Moving to a Better Happiness Neighborhood”

Giving Up to Get Ahead


Every so often, it’s not such a bad idea to give up. The word I really want to use is surrender, but I’m not really sure what that word means in the truest sense. I’m going to barge right ahead and use it anyway. Once every ten years or so, I get to the pointContinue reading “Giving Up to Get Ahead”