May 26, 2017

I had a pit in my stomach. It was time for my beating. I just wanted to get it over with. Our call was scheduled for 3:00pm, but they were late, as usual, to let me stew in the anxiety of what was to come. At exactly 3:07pm Eastern Standard Time my phone rang.

I was a m...

May 18, 2017

I was working in my home office last week when my wife asked me to sign our son up for a tennis team. I logged onto the league’s website, filled out the appropriate online form and progressed to the point where I needed to input credit card information. I, of course, d...

May 11, 2017

Satisficing is when we make a “good enough” decision by selecting the first feasible choice. It isn’t necessarily the best choice, just a viable choice. Nobel laureate economist Herbert Simon came up with the term by combining satisfy and suffice. In essence,...

May 4, 2017

On May 14, 1998 the sitcom Seinfeld aired its final episode. The series finale was the fourth most watched regular series finale in U.S. TV history. Only M*A*S*HCheers and The Fugitive were able to draw more viewers. After nine seasons, totaling 180 episode...

April 26, 2017

According to the Innocence Project, “More than 1 out of 4 people wrongfully convicted but later exonerated by DNA evidence made a false confession or incriminating statement.” In fact, false confessions occur more often when the crime is severe. If you are wondering wh...

April 20, 2017

I had lunch with a former colleague a few months ago and mentioned that I was writing a book. She nodded politely and said, “Yeah, anybody can write a book nowadays.”

I suppose I should have been offended, but I wasn’t. She didn’t mean it as an insult… it just slipped o...

April 13, 2017

Todd was having trouble with his computer, so he called a technician for help. The tech arrived and heavily flopped into Todd’s chair. He immediately commandeered the computer and began typing furiously. He had the air of someone who had something more important to do...

March 30, 2017

No.

Too often we accept jobs, projects and tasks that divert us from our dreams, goals, and ambitions. Refuse to get sucked into the vortex of distractions and obstacles that derail you from your chosen path. 

Saying no is empowering. Take control of your life. You are i...

March 23, 2017

When I completed the first draft of my book, PERSUADED… By The Seven Deadly Sins Of Decision Making and Influence, I optimistically sent it off to the editor. I learned from other authors the value of a good editor. They assured me that behind every successful writer i...

March 16, 2017

I had a fear of writing. It wasn’t really a fear of writing, but rather a fear of rejection. What if my post isn’t good enough? What if it isn’t smart enough? What if people disagree with me? What if they hate this post?

Admittedly, I’m no Hemingway or Steinbeck, but th...

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