Who we associate with matters

  One of our core, basic human needs is having a sense of belonging. We want to belong to a group, a community. By its very nature, a group is defined as a collection of similar things, ideas or people. So, when we want to belong to a certain group, we tend to act like everyone else in that particular group. We’ve all heard the expression, “Monkey see, monkey do.”

A Risk Assessment and Mitigation Framework

  Everything in life involves some amount of risk. Driving a car? You could have an accident. Eating a banana? You could choke on it. Running? You could tumble, fall and hurt your knees. Investing in the stock market? You could lose your shirt. Yet, we do all of these things on a regular basis. How so? Psychologically, we have learned how to minimize and mitigate our risks. We all

Who am I?

I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half the things you do you might just as well turn over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly, correctly. I am easily managed – you must merely be firm with me. Show me exactly how

Ernest Hemingway’s Techniques to Eliminate Writer’s Block

It was very simple, yet very effective. When he got to high point in his story line, when he was writing something really interesting, he would stop writing mid-way through it, preferably mid-way through a sentence. While this seems counterproductive, it was brilliant. This ensured he never faced writer’s block. Because the next day when he started writing, he could begin right where he left off, completing that sentence, finishing

Cages and Elevators

Some things for you to ponder upon. The job we spend 250 days a year at … is that a cage or an elevator? Family & friends we hang out with … are they cages holding us back, or elevators taking us to new heights? Books and blogs we read … cages or elevators? The decision we make about watching TV or running a mile … cage or elevator? The