3 Rules To Live By

I was visiting with my niece Katie this summer. She is 15 and wise beyond her years. She has already figured out how the world works, so much so that she is puzzled by the choices of her elders. Katie … READ ON >

What Miserable People Do (And How To Avoid Them)

I tell people (and you as well, if you have been reading the blog long enough) to shun the non-believers. People who don’t get it, or won’t get it or can’t get it – it makes no difference. Get them … READ ON >

Time and Discovery

“I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.” — Dean Kamen, inventor “Time, time, time, see what’s become of me while I looked around for my possibilities.” … READ ON >

Becoming Untouchable

Susan was telling me about a movie she saw a few weeks ago at the local cinema multiplex. I don’t think she could recall today what the film was, but she certainly remembered the cinema itself. Here’s the sentence that … READ ON >

The Power Play #5: Expert Power

Today’s blog is the final in our series on the different kinds of power that are involved in your client relationships. First, power is at the heart of our interactions with others. Second, as a financial advisor with a body … READ ON >

Avoiding Momentum

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Some days, even A-list actors don’t feel like being actors. The same is true for contractors, dentists, face painters, … READ ON >

Power Play #4: Referent Power

We continue our series of blogs on the bases of power and how they relate to workplace dynamics and our interactions with clients. To date, we’ve reviewed coercive power, legitimate power and reward power. In this blog, we’ll take a … READ ON >

How To Be Amazing And Escape The Soul-Sucking Status Quo

These are some of the thoughts I have from a long summer of thinking about serious shift. The only way to really become amazing is to accept that half-measures won’t work. The only way to grow is to abandon your … READ ON >

May the Winds be in Your Favor

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your … READ ON >

You Are What You Charge For

I once stood in the lobby of a hotel in San Diego speaking with a few people. It was about noon and I was agreeing to dinner plans later that night. One of my future dinner partners was dressed for … READ ON >