It was at one of my favorite local restaurants that I saw a young girl staring at her computer, looking somber and almost on the verge of tears. I did not want to intrude, but the look on her face was breaking my heart. Since I had known her family for several years and knew she recently had moved into her apartment, I walked over to her and said, “Hello, Beth (not her real name!), is everything okay?” She smiled
In the path toward your goals and self-development, you will find that there are many roadblocks along the way. No doubt, you are going to face many challenges throughout the course of your life—what matters is how you choose to react to the adversity you are burdened with.
There are moments in your life where you may feel like you are not sitting in the driver’s seat. It may seem to be that you are just cruising through your own life sitting in the backseat, with no hand in where it goes.
Fifteen years ago, I was going through what you might call a rough patch. It was a Thursday. I remember that too because I had no desire to face the weekend. I pushed on through with my day’s activities because that is what we sometimes need to do. I delivered a keynote speech in the morning, and it went very well, but “my inner heart” was dealing with loss of love issues. It was all I could do to make
Mentally tough people distance themselves from their mistakes, but they do so without forgetting about them. Many qualities are attributed to an effective leader. These include everything from emotional intelligence to stronger communication skills. What else makes a strong leader?
Several years ago, when I was undertaking specific research for my book Enjoy The Ride, I came across an article entitled something like “Ways to Be Happier.” It struck me as being a good article to support my thought process as I prepared to write my book. The author of the piece included tips such as: “Think Happy Thoughts,” “Appreciate Moments,” “Set a Goal Such as Running a Marathon,” “Change Your Diet to Healthier Choices,” “Manage Time Effectively” and “Change
The little things in life, the smaller events that happen every day, often ignored, should get more than our fleeting attention. Appreciating these moments can make life more pleasurable, more nurturing and lot more bearable when things begin to get tough.
The most useless piece of advice you can give someone dealing with grief or stress is telling them to be positive. Will that suddenly bring them comfort or release an emergency reserve of inner strength and mental peace? No, it is actually as unhelpful as it sounds.
Two weeks ago in Orlando, a gentleman asked me, “Where do you get the inspiration to write your books?” Often, it comes from the interactions I have with the wonderful people I get to meet on my journeys and my speaking engagements. For instance, when I was putting down ideas for Turn The Page, I could not help but remember the chance meeting I had at 37,000 feet on a flight from Charlotte to Los Angeles. I must admit that
Many years ago, while staying at a five-star hotel where I was to give a keynote address, I went down to the restaurant to grab a sandwich. It was about 8:00 p.m., and I wanted to give myself a few minutes to relax, read more about the organization I was speaking to and plan my next day. An Oldie But a Goodie Much to my surprise and enjoyment, there was a featured entertainer who was singing a selection of songs