Ted’s Blog

Meditation: Is it for You?

“Meditation is a lifelong gift. It’s something you can call on at any time. I think it’s a great thing.” ~Paul McCartney “At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I’ve made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills.“~Ringo Starr. If you are old enough, […]

Quit Smoking: Tips, Tools and Tricks

  I read a funny quit smoking joke by Conan O’Brian: “The CDC says that it’s graphic anti-smoking TV ads have have helped over 200,00 people to quit. Not quit smoking, quit watching television.” But if you are a smoker, and want to quit smoking, you know that quitting smoking is no joke. It can be […]

Exploring the Music of Your Life

I just finished an online course exploring the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas. ( I was a music major in college.) Before the course started, I purchased a collection of all the sonatas and started listening to them. I enjoyed them because I like classical piano music. But they all sounded the same to me. Each one […]

Masters of Self Deception

Sometime in the 90’s while I was living in Tucson, AZ, I decided to become  an independent insurance agent. Someone had shown me an opportunity to make money and get residuals and all that good stuff, and since I had no clue what to do with my life at that point, I signed up.  I […]

The Hypnosis of Belief

Dante Gabriel Rosetti was a famous 19th century poet and artist. One day, he was approached by an old man. The man had some sketches that he showed to Rosetti . He wanted Rossetti to tell him if they were any good. Looking at the drawings with his expert eye, Rosetti knew right away that […]

The Power of Your Beliefs

Once there was a young man sitting on a park bench worried sick. He owned a business and had gotten himself into a huge amount of debt. He could see no way out of his predicament. He was being harassed by his creditors and his vendors were demanding payment. Suddenly, an old man sat down […]

The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing. What is it? The Dalai Lama says spreading a message of harmony is the most important thing. Audrey Hepburn said it’s to enjoy your life. Princess Diana said it was family. John Wayne said tomorrow is the most important thing. Steve Jobs said it was remembering that he will soon be […]

Belief: The Tie That Binds, The Wings that Soar.

One day a man was strolling through the circus. As he passed by the elephants, he noticed that the only thing that prevented these huge animals   from running away was a small chain attached to a collar around their leg. The chain was tied to a little peg hammered into the ground. The man […]

The #1 Thing Holding You Back from Success

One day, employees at a company got to the office and saw a big sign on the door that read: “Yesterday, the person who has been holding you back from success at this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral currently in progress at the gymnasium.” Many of the employees shook their […]

Integrity: The Glue That Holds Your Success Together

I built a model airplane when I was a kid. The instructions said to use modeling cement which we didn’t have. I asked my mom if she could buy me some. She said sure, we’ll go tomorrow. But I was impatient. I couldn’t wait until tomorrow. I wanted to build the plane today. So I […]