In other words, you don’t need to be a Ph.D. to exercise common sense. It’s a trait you develop through purposeful awareness and habit.READ MORE
Recovered memory syndrome (RMS) is a phenomenon whereby a questioner “helps” someone remember events that may be fictional by asking leading questions. The reason such questioning works – in bogus molestation cases, for example – is because the mind is very susceptible to suggestion. But RMS is just one aspect…READ MORE
There’s no question that some fans felt cheated when they found out that Major League Baseball players have been using performance-enhancing substances for years. It appears, however, that they are in the minority. Most fans don’t really care all that much about steroid usage. At the very least, they’re willing…READ MORE
My first love is learning, which is why I keep my brain on autopilot when it comes to absorbing everything around me and extracting lessons from what I see and hear. It borders on an addiction. Extracting knowledge, however, is not enough. You must be able to apply what you’ve…READ MORE
My approach to life is to plan carefully, then relentlessly focus on execution. I don’t mean to sound stuffy, but to me impulsiveness is a sign of irresponsible behavior. That’s why those who know me best would lay 100-to-1 odds that I would never make a spur-of-the-moment decision to hop…READ MORE
Like most people, I love the festive atmosphere of Thanksgiving. The spirit of this special day seems to put everyone in a good mood. But, like so many of our national holidays, I doubt that many people reflect on its purpose. In this regard, I’d like to share with you…READ MORE
Whenever I speak at a conference, I arrange with my publisher to have copies of my latest book available for attendees to buy.
Usually, it’s no problem. I show up at the event and the books are there.
This time, however, he delegated the job to “Ms. Uptite,” his in-house PR person. Having already had one too many experiences with Ms. Uptite’s attitude, I was a bit apprehensive about her handling the matter, but my publisher felt confident that everything would be fine.READ MORE
Although virtually everyone agrees that “time is money,” I’m convinced most people only pay lip service to this truism. If you’re really serious about it, you need to come to grips with the reality that the key ingredient for converting time into money is self-discipline.READ MORE
David Carradine. Ed McMahon. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Billy Mays. Karl Malden. Steve McNair. The Grim Reaper is on a roll. What might the deaths of these high-profile people have in common with the likes of Gary Hart, Gary Condit, Jim McGreevey, Mark Sanford, and John Edwards, among others? Or…READ MORE
When yet another politician bit the dust not long ago, I couldn’t help but think of Henry Kissinger’s all-too-true observation that “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” I don’t have a lot to say about Governor Mark Sanford’s situation, except that I think the whole thing is very sad. I don’t…READ MORE
What a tragedy that Farrah Fawcett not only is suffering from terminal cancer, but that her 24-year-old son, Redmond O’Neal, was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a jail to give to a friend. (How comforting it must be to know that your son has buddies in the…READ MORE
A reader recently sent me an e-mail in which he griped about his “impossible situation.” I guess it’s all in the eye of the beholder, because to me it appeared that his was an impossible situation with a lot of possibilities. So what, exactly, is an “impossible situation”? More specifically,…READ MORE