I just finished two very large projects and immediately felt myself begin to take an emotional downward spiral. “Why is this happening?” I asked myself. “These goals have been striving to complete. You should be flying high with joy.” Then...

If I could give one piece of advice which would help others gain more control of their lives and become more centered it would be to…Make Friends with Reality. Here is precisely what I mean. ...

Good news. Will power works. Bad news: Will power drains your mental resources. Better news: You can re-charge your mental battery. The challenge for all creative individuals, specifically writers, is to know when you need to recharge. Part of this...

A creative life goes hand-in-hand with diversity and adversity – actively seeking out diversity in communication and managing adversity in life. While creativity may be our natural, pure state, being creative fuctions best ...

If you are going to succeed in any business - in any arena - in todays competitive environment, you had better think out-of-the-box, embrace change and take some risk. That is exactly what the former Apple executive, Ron Johnson,...

I have always been concerned – more so lately – about the dog-eat-dog, kill or be killed, Darwinian survival mindset of business leaders today. I don’t mean to imply that I believe all competition is bad. It has its place and,...

I just recently returned from visiting on the set of the new Tom Cruise movie ONE SHOT being filmed in Pittsburgh, Pa. It was an educational and enlightening ...

After presenting my program – IMAGINE THAT! to a sales team from a major pharmaceutical company, my wife and I were asked to join them for dinner. After some wonderful dialogue about the program, my wife asked the eight people in attendance question....

A few days ago I had the privilege of presenting the keynote speech “Imagine That! Influencing the Elephant” to the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation at the New York Sheraton in Manhattan....

I would like people to understand that we always create mental movies in our head. If you look at what you’re doing for dinner tonight or what your plans are for tomorrow or what you would like to do in the future or a...

Back to the beginning of this conversation, I think there is something else that oftentimes, especially in business, the expression -If it is not broke, do not fix it. But what you are saying to me is, if is not broke, you may want...

Today, we are going to talk about something that not a whole lot of business leaders I am aware of talk about and that is, the imagination. ...

The interview continues on True Leadership: Part 2 of 3 Peter: That’s really interesting. Let’s unpack some of these a little bit, James. It seems to me one attribute here that certainly most great leaders have is they are risk takers, they...

I had a very strange experience in the health club this morning. An acquaintance of mind approached me with what I thought to be, at first, a horrifying story. He had recently discovered a mole on his shoulder that looked suspicious. ...

Last week was quite the emotional high. Over the past months I have been slowly developing a new multiple-leveled program for both pre-surgery patients and the staff and surgeons of the medical profession. I’ve based this program on my private one-one-one work over...

Last week I had the privilege of presenting my new program, IMAGINE THAT!, to the top 26 sales leaders of a major and extremely successful communications company. This event was a reward, incentive program where the winners brought their spouses to enjoy a stay...

Yesterday, I watched a segment of a television news program on the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. It was a frightening experience to see how very close he came to being killed. Had it not been for the lightning fast...

I’ve been thinking a lot about the quality of persistence. Nine years after writing the first word of my new book, I am now into my tenth rewrite. It has been exhilarating and agonizing. I’ve put it away in a drawer believing...

Adventure and risk taking wake me up in ways that nothing else does. You might want to do something a little different too....

Choice is such a deceptively simple word, one that at first glance can easily be dismissed. It is only when you realize that every choice you make weaves the unique fabric of your life....

Sometimes timing works out perfectly. We launched our new program, PATIENT PRE-OP/POST-OP HEALING THERAPYTM less than two weeks ago and the response has been overwhelming positive....

My wife and I recently took our daughter hot air ballooning for her birthday. The great delight was to see the expression on her face as the massive balloon was inflated and then to watch her delight as the balloon...