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Liberation from You

Liberation. The word is inspiring and filled with history and meaning. Look up the phrase "independence"  on Wikipedia and you'll get a definition about countries, nations and states and self government. Look up the word liberation, and you won't get much. As a definition, three words, actually. Why so much about freedom but so little … [Read more...]

Once Upon a Time, There was You, Making Up Stories…

Do you have a habit of making up stories? We know some people who have a tendency to exaggerate the truth. We think we know what is real. But do we really? Something that happened to me this morning: I was out for my morning walk when a police officer pulled up alongside of me in his car. He asked me my name and for my ID. He said that they … [Read more...]

Stop It! 43 Things To Stop Doing NOW

Stop saying "I hate _." That makes you a hater. Stop acting like you're the only one with problems. Stop complaining to people that can't do anything about it. They don't want to hear. Stop complaining if nothing can be done about it. Just stop complaining, already! Stop wishing that what is, isn't and that what isn't, is. Deal with what … [Read more...]

Happiness and The Hypnosis of the Culture Part II

Here's a parable that I think speaks to the topic of happiness and the hypnosis of the culture. One day a monk stopped by the house of a wealthy man and found the owner busily filling a large steel chest  with gold and silver coins. Puzzled, the monk asked him what he was doing. The man replied, "Sir, you have no cares. The faithful feed you, … [Read more...]

Happiness and the Hypnosis of the Culture, Part I

You might've heard the story of the guy walking down the street and sees another guy looking for something by the side of the road. "Hey" the first guy says,"What are you looking for?" "I'm looking for my keys", says the other guy. "Let me help you! Where did you see them last?" "In my house." "Um, so why you are looking for them out … [Read more...]

You, on The Hero’s Journey

  I like Star Wars. "The Empire Strikes Back" is my favorite movie. When I hear the word transformation, I think about Luke Skywalker, and unless you've been living in a cave since 1977, you know that he is the hero of the first three Star Wars movies. Here's a guy that goes from being a whiny, irresponsible young farm boy to becoming the … [Read more...]

The Mental Bank Program: Rewrite Your Mental Script

  So, has much changed since the New Year has started? If not, don't be too bummed out. If you've been reading my blogs for any period of time, you know it's all about your programming. If you want things to change, you need to change the programming. So what if I told you that there is a system that takes five minutes a night that would … [Read more...]

Under Pressure: Why You Need It

    I once had a job once working for tech support for a software company. This software needed lots of support, which the company charged for. My job was to collect credit card info from people needing tech support, then pass them along to the tech support person that would help them. What they really wanted me to do was to sell … [Read more...]

Fear of Public Speaking: Worse than Death?

  It's been said that fear of public speaking is a fear worse than death for some people. I'm not sure how many people have the fear of public speaking so bad that they would rather die, but many people do consider speaking in front of a group on par with a root canal on the list of their favorite activities. Nobody is born a good … [Read more...]

Being Grateful for the Things that Went Wrong

  As we approach Thanksgiving, much will be written this week about gratitude, how to give thanks, counting blessings, how not to stuff yourself like a tick, etc. I'd like to suggest being grateful for things in your life that went wrong. Things that didn't go according to plan. Now before I go any further let me say that, … [Read more...]

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