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Why Low Self-Esteem Is Hurting Others

Why Low Self-Esteem Is Hurting Others

Have you ever wondered why people with large over-blown egos are more likely to succeed than the reserved I-don’t-think-much-of-myself folks? Both are indicators of self-esteem and versions of judgment: the former I’m better than you, and the latter You’re better than...

The Ruthless Elimination of ‘Friends’

The Ruthless Elimination of ‘Friends’

Here’s what I’ve learned from my recent conversations with several friends. Not the “I-don’t-really-know-them” friends, but real friends. The friends I call and talk to, get together frequently, and more often than not discuss all the problems away. Since the...

How Karma Really Works

How Karma Really Works

On one cold Friday morning, I was sitting in Starbucks and nurturing a cup of hot mint tea while waiting for my writing buddies to show up. That was BC, Before Covid, when sitting in close proximity to other people was a common habit, one we rarely knew to appreciate,...

A Gift, Shared

A Gift, Shared

When it’s your birthday, the Universe has a gift for you. The tricky part is to spot it. The gift will be presented in a non-obvious way, in a modest wrapping, and the bow will appear only when you recognize the gift. Mine came within the first 10 minutes of waking...

Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Most Valuable Asset

You have it, I have it, we all have it. Since this resource is limited, it matters immensely how we manage and use it. Here’s what you need to know about this asset: Whatever and whoever you allow into your life will demand an investment of that asset. Thus, your...

The Over-Looked Tool in Negotiation

The Over-Looked Tool in Negotiation

A few months ago, I was drilling holes into my bathroom cabinets for handles. I had never held a drill before, let alone use it. But I had all the confidence in the world - how hard could it be?! I measured and marked the right spots on the cabinet door, placed the...

Successful Decision-Making: Follow this Rule

Successful Decision-Making: Follow this Rule

Decisions are trickier to make than you think. Several years ago, I got an exciting opportunity to serve on the board of a large local non-profit organization. It was an easy and immediate yes for me since for a few years I had liked the image of myself as someone who...

The Heavy Words: Energy Behind What You Say

The Heavy Words: Energy Behind What You Say

An old adage says, "speaking is silver, silence is gold." It's basically saying, "stop talking!" Why is one of the oldest wisdom so final about our words? Recently, I had a meeting with a client going over the value of her investment property. We were sitting in an...

The Highlighted Life

The Highlighted Life

You know this sound - the opening of a brand-new book. Few things in life carry as much acceptance and peace as the act of opening a book, new or not. For me, the smell of print ink has become the symbol of wisdom. The crackling of the spine bending is a love song...

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