The House of Cards Effect

Recently I was waiting on line at a coffee shop when a child fell into a full-on tantrum, complete with a perfectly executed flop-down pose. You know the pose I’m talking about: The child’s mother, her nose stuck in her iPhone, did nothing. “What’s wrong with her?” I thought. “Doesn’t she know how annoying that is?” I got my coffee and settled in to re...
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Let’s Get Personal

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different…discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering...making for some cranky moments at the coffee shop. The topic at hand? A small, single flyer that he designed for one of my new upcoming workshops. “I think it should look like this,” he said, pointing to his computer screen and expla...
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What’s Up with All the Honking?

This week's blog is available in podcast form!  You can listen/download here: What's Up With All the Honking? Want more? Let me know by answering the quick poll at the end of this post. If enough people say "yup" then I'll keep 'em coming, post some old favorites, and publish them to iTunes. Now, onto the blog... Recently I found myself in a new city...
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Our Little Walk Through the Fear Pile

Stupid, freakin’ fear. I hate it. And, sad to say, I’m walking in a big, glumpy pile of it as I write this. Walk with me for a moment, won’t you? As we begin, let me first acknowledge how ironic this post feels already. I’ve written lots of blogs on how to tackle fear. Heck, I even dedicated a chapter of my last book to the sucker. Throughout it all I’ve ...
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Way, Way Better Than a Sweater

I’ve found that some of the most powerful lessons come when you figure out that something you used to believe with absolute certainty…is dead wrong. It’s happened to me plenty of times. I offer you now one of the most powerful examples. I think it’s the best thing I can give this holiday season. It led to one of the most important lessons of my career. It ...
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