Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Fated to Fail – Will I ever succeed?

Feeling fated to fail is an unhappy, common feeling. I felt that way for a big part – maybe most – of my life. And there’s a cure.

What do you do when projects fail even though you’ve done everything right? Or when you do everything you can, but someone else fails to perform or outright torpedoes you? I’ve asked these questions dozens of times. I asked them every time a project failed because I wanted there to be something, someone, other than me to blame for things going wrong.

The hardest lesson I’ve ever learned is that I’m Continue reading

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

6 Master Keys to Peak Performance

Six Master Keys

Six Master Keys

Everyone wants Peak Performance. We want to beat the competition, grab the brass ring, and have everyone see us as successful, right? But what happens if our best use of peak performance is to live a happy, confident, and satisfied life?

You see, I think the two go hand in hand. There’s not much point being Willie Robertson or Willie Nelson, if you’re not happy. Whether your goal is to be a better parent, make more money, or just have more friends, these 6 master keys

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