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The Right Way To Gossip

As destructive as gossip is normally, turned on its head it can be an incredible force for good. A recent e-mail from Darren Hardy described the power of reverse-gossip: talking about people, behind their backs, in a positive way. Read about it here.  It’s akin to (a definition of) true generosity: giving to someone who really …

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What is Wisdom?

On one level, wisdom is nothing more than the ability to take your own advice. – Sam Harris In this construction, wisdom is not some universal thing, applicable to everyone, but ideas and practices that if applied to one’s life are helpful or useful. What is wisdom for you may not be for me. But …

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The Power of Your Environment

How our environment shapes us is something I have often thought about. What we surround ourselves with can either build us up, or not. Our physical environment, who we associate with, the books, music and ideas we pay attention to and the thoughts we entertain and repeat all matter in terms of our development, or …

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Get To It, Stick With It.

The first part of success is “Get-to-it-iveness”; the second part of success is “Stick-to-it-iveness.” – Orison Swett Marden Success isn’t complicated, but it’s (sometimes, often) hard. Just get started, and keep going. Simple, but . . .

21 Great Pieces of Advice

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent. 3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5. Be forgiving of …

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