Monthly Archives: October 2013

Script Plays Starring Role In ‘Rise & Shine’ / ‘The Grind’

We live in an era where it feels like images—quick bursts of video, tantalizing photographs and just about anything imaginable that can catch the eye—are taking more and more ground. In the process, words are getting shoved to the side.…

Extreme Goal-Setting: Putting the ‘Why’ Before the ‘How’

For more than 30 years, I have been exposed to some top goal-setting trainers. My first experience was as a 13-year-old, when I had the opportunity to meet and listen to a then-unknown 20-something by the name of Tony Robbins.…

Taking the Time to Decide Where to Take My Stand

“If you’re going to take a stand on something, take a stand on something that’s important.” These words, spoken earlier this year by Bill Hawkins, an Amway Diamond with World Wide Group (WWDB), rang in my head last week as…

Finding Good Friends: Not Easy, But Worthwhile

Two months ago, we moved in to a new neighborhood, and my daughter has been playing with a neighbor girl regularly. They have gotten along pretty well, but last week the honeymoon phase ended. My daughter is a sweet and…

‘Memory-Like Liberty-Can Be A Fragile Thing’

There are some people in my life who have a reputation for “embellishing” stories from their past. It’s a mostly amusing tendency, relatively harmless. But in this June 2013 TED Global talk by psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, not all revisions of…