“There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave.” –Dale Carnegie During my years as a public speaker, I’ve been asked countless times, “How can I get in the speaking business?” or “I’ve...

When you think of “wellness,” what comes to mind?  Losing weight?  Eating healthier?  Exercising?   Television and Internet ads constantly bombard and lead you to believe these are the only elements to living a long and healthy life.  While exercise and healthy eating are paramount to...

Sometimes in life you meet the right person at the right time, a combination which is unstoppable.  This is how I feel about my colleague, Anthony Galie.  What follows are our solutions for successful goals completion – combined for guaranteed success.  We both acknowledge that...

“True mastery is really, really hard. I think that’s one reason why few people achieve it. It requires enormous amounts of work and persistence. It requires time. It requires grit. It requires effort. It requires setbacks. And many of us aren’t willing to accept that deal. We want to achieve...

My previous blogs identified three of the five core values of a Quantum Leap Thinker: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Perseverance and Discipline and explored the first, respect. Let’s take a brief look at “Perseverance.” Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will...

My previous two blogs identified two of the five core values of a Quantum Leap Thinker: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Perseverance and Discipline and explored the first, respect. Let’s take a brief look at “Integrity.” One of the definitions of integrity in Webster’s New World Dictionary goes...

Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. —ELEANOR ROOSEVELT My previous blog identified the five core values of a Quantum Leap Thinker: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Perseverance and Discipline and explored...

Part of my chosen life’s work is to help people become aware of their values and provide strategies so they can form their personal and organizational visions. But what if they lack personal integrity? What if they have no sense of fair play? What if...

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You’ve got to keep on working that talent. Someday I’ll reach for it and it won’t be there. —IRVING BERLIN, American composer   I doubt that you...

Let’s call your point of view your current view of the situation, or your CVS. You have a current view of your relationships, your job, a creative project, potential travels, or your financial situation. The current view of the situation is simply how, at this...

Without question, your subconscious rules your conscious choices and has its own set of rules. Rule #1: The subconscious does not think in the traditional sense but reacts out of the brains primitive fight or flight programming. Rule #2: The subconscious moves us towards what gives pleasure...

The most exciting news in all of psychology, neurology and self-help is that recent research proves our brain remains “plastic” and – that we can “rewire” or – form new neurological connections - well in to our 70’s through - visualization.  Harvard Medical School did an...

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” -May Sarton (1912-1995), American Poet and novelist. Solitude is a rare but necessary commodity in today’s hyper-connected world. Whether you are aware of it or not, everyone needs a bit of alone time for their...

I titled this A Gift of Healing because a blog usually presents practical information or a story that creates insight and, hopefully, a call to action. I want to impart information but also ask for your help in giving a gift. According to the Centers for Disease...

The great director, Steven Spielberg wrote. “The most amazing thing for me is that every single person who sees a movie, not necessarily one of my movies, brings a whole set of unique experiences. Now, through careful manipulation and good storytelling, you can get everybody...

What kind of a world would this be if we acted on our first knee-jerk thought - such as anger, revenge, prejudice and lust? The answer: a world of total chaos. Unfortunately though, many of us do. Then there are those who recognize their first thought,...

Following my heart surgery more than five years ago, I embarked on an extensive journey to help others achieve a successful surgery, heal quicker and enhance their lives. The result was "Five Keys for Living an Exceptional Life."...

“Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true.” —JOHN KEATS, English poet Many year ago, while working on the film Star Trek VI:...

Barriers to successful teams can be summed up in seven points. 1. Lack of Vision. A team must have a compelling purpose that appeals both emotionally and rationally to the members of the team. If the team lacks a vision, its members lack vision. 2. Lack of Commitment. Many...

That’s a question that could bend your mind and tax your imagination. It’s certainly not new. The Greek aphorism “Know thyself”, was inscribed on the frontispiece of the ancient Temple of Apollo at Delphi and adapted by Socrates, the philosopher who said: “An...

Every once in a while, I see a segment on television that both delights and dismays me. It delights me because it ...

The passing of Robin Williams has generated an overwhelming number of responses but the bottom line is that his death sparks a search for understanding within us all. We reach down within our deepest self to find an explanation....

If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind ...