Flowing Power

To succeed you need power.   What do we mean by power? It can include the amount of money and property you control. The number of people who you influence. The groups or businesses you control. The number of people in positions of power who listen to you. The...

Finding People on the Path

We talked recently about fitting in, and the subconscious way we can hold ourselves back from personal growth to do that. It’s an insidious disease; one I was victim to for a long time. So what do you do about it?   I’m afraid I made it sound...

Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!

“When I slow down, I go faster.” – Old Japanese proverb Perhaps you are old enough to remember those old Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy classics. One recurring scene depicted an exasperated Oliver turning to his reticent little pal Stanley...

Done

There comes a time in every manuscript’s life when it’s time to proclaim it finished. Done. Such a final word, that done, isn’t it? It means you’re not allowed to do any more tweaking, no more massaging the words to make them come out nicer....

Dare to be Different – But Know Yourself

I’m “different” – always have been. My parents are “different” too, and as a kid that bugged me. I was ashamed when my mother came to school sunburned in jeans and boots and smelling of horse manure. The other mothers had perfectly...

Capture Your Thoughts – Change Your Life

All things must start with a thought. To change your life you will begin to think intentionally and creatively. It is no more difficult to do things that bring success than it is to do the things that brought failure. It all begins in your thoughts. The mind is pretty...

Be Clear!

Let’s face it — English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which...

Capture Your Thoughts – Change Your Life

All things must start with a thought. To change your life you will begin to think intentionally and creatively. It is no more difficult to do things that bring success than it is to do the things that brought failure. It all begins in your thoughts. The mind is pretty...

Be Clear!

Let’s face it — English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.   English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while...