Monthly Archives: December 2013

Beating Back Bullies – Why Surviving is NOT Thriving

I recently read Dr. Richard Carlson’s book Don’t Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant, and Downright Mean-Spirited People. It’s a sad little book.

Let me share a review I posted on www.GoodReads.com, and I’ll close with a healthy dose of Cranium Ex Rectum for all of us.

Don't Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant, and Downright Mean-Spirited PeopleDon’t Get Scrooged: How to Thrive in a World Full of Obnoxious, Incompetent, Arrogant, and Downright Mean-Spirited People
by Richard Carlson

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

There are some pieces in this book I am glad to see. The practice of “Sing Your Way to Happiness” definitely works. I was once standing at a transit station with girlfriend. It was cold, and near Christmas. Folks were grumbling because the bus was late.

As we waited, I sang “Do You Hear What I Hear” for my girlfriend. I sang gently because Continue reading

Lose Self-Imposed Limits

Our self-image defines and limits our possibilities. The only way to lose self-imposed limits is by changing the self-image.
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So what is the self-image? It’s your sub-conscious picture of who you are, what you’re capable of, and what you deserve. We make it from things we’ve been told about ourselves, past experiences, and beliefs we’ve developed about ourselves.

We all have real limits. You might be great at Continue reading

Psycho-Cybernetics Impact – Who I am in 2013

The name “psycho-cybernetics” doesn’t turn my crank. The psycho-cybernetics impact on my life makes me more tolerant of the name.

conrad-silas-on-bridge-281x281Today is my birthday, and I’m looking back at 47 years of living. There are happy, sad, negative, positive, angry, and joyful memories. While talking with Sandi after the writer’s workshop, I told her I cherish all the memories. Sure, there’s a natural part of me that would like to have skipped over the bad stuff, but I recognise and appreciate that I would not be the man I am without ALL of my experiences.

The most important, on-going experience is Continue reading