Be Choosy

If you live in the developed world, you’re unimaginably lucky. You can probably get something to eat at any hour of the day. You can eat Mexican food for lunch and Ethiopian for dinner. If you want neon markers, nine inch nails, or an antique lamp, you can probably have it at your doorstep the […]

How to Meet Your Emotional Needs

Just about everything our soul needs can fit into these categories: safety, connection, novelty, significance, growth, and contribution. When our top two emotional needs are met, we tend to be pretty happy. When all of our needs are met, we are living our passion. Sounds great, right? But do you ever wonder how to meet […]

Four Stages of Learning

Noel Burch identified the four stages of learning in the 1970s. Knowing these stages can really help you make accurate assessments of your own level of skill. They can also help you see areas that need improvement. Before I get into that, let’s look at the stages of learning. Unconscious Incompetence  – this is the “ignorance […]

Gasp! What Will People Think?

Do you spend time worrying about what will people think? Does it immobilize you? If so, you’re probably giving too much of your power away. If you want to stop worrying about what people think, here is a suggestion that can work for most situations. Show them what to think through your behavior. We teach […]

Is PTSD Incurable?

I was recently slammed by a war veteran for saying that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be cured. He said I was irresponsible for giving the hope to the hopeless. Apparently someone – or maybe lots of someones – who treat soldiers is telling them that PTSD is incurable. Jeez. What a shame. I […]

Are You Addicted to Drama?

Addicted to drama? Who would want to be addicted to drama? Doesn’t everyone hate drama? You might be surprised. Drama is exciting. It creates adrenaline so that you have energy to get through the day. Some feel it gives them a sense of purpose or a crusade to go on. Drama makes people the center of […]