How Permanent is Permanent When Living in a Pandemic World?

We know that death and taxes are permanent parts of our lives. Change appears inevitable everywhere else. What seemed like permanent today is not tomorrow. For example, we were led to believe that COVID-19 vaccines were permanent – 95+% effective … Continue reading

How Do You Accomplish the Most Audacious Thing on Your Bucket List?

Some people have a bucket list – things they want to do, to accomplish before they die. Years ago, it was more closely associated with impending death – months away! Today, it is less morbid and encompasses the less challenging … Continue reading

Is Today a Good Day to Die – Or Enter the Hospital?

It is funny how things flow in and out of our brains. Some days you might get a lyric in your brain that refuses to leave. Another day, a line from a movie might be every present – “I’m gonna … Continue reading

What Drives Success After a Global Pandemic?

Responsiveness and customer service can lead companies to excel after the global pandemic. My former background was in quality assurance. One conference I went to talked about customer service. I was super impressed with a story about a well-known, high-end … Continue reading

The Health U-Turn Most Taken

How many times have you decided to improve your health? You started eating better, buying healthier foods, exercising more, and even stressing less. You were unable to maintain that path very long. You made an unintended U-Turn on your health … Continue reading

Returning to Normal – Myth?

I spent three weeks on vacation recently. I returned home and expected everything would return to normal in just a day or two. It hasn’t. However, in pondering the return to normal, I decided that it may never happen. We … Continue reading

Choices Become Habits

I was listening to a CD of Zig Ziglar recently.  He was talking about being overweight.  He said for over 24 years he had weighed well over 200 lbs by choice – because he had never eaten any food accidentally.  We choose what … Continue reading

How to Achieve Significant Behavioral Change?

Leading ‘change’ theorists tell us that all human behavior is motivated by either pain or pleasure. We want to avoid pain or we seek pleasure. In fact, most of us avoid pain compared to gaining pleasure. Other theorists include significant emotional events (SEE). … Continue reading

Victor or Victim Mindset

Your subconscious mind has one function in your life. It is to protect you from failure and embarrassment.  In order to accomplish this mission, your subconscious mind collects your experiences and files them for recall when needed.  When your subconscious mind … Continue reading

Easy to Do Can Lead to Failure

Jim Rohn is credited with saying, “Things that are easy to do are also easy not to do.” He said that the difference between doing and not doing is action. 2017 is almost over. At the end of 2016, how … Continue reading