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Who Comes First – You Or Others?

Who Comes First – You Or Others?

Some people look at human interactions primarily in terms of what’s in it for them personally, some in terms of what they can do for themselves and others. Of course, people don’t always fall into one extreme or the other. If you sort only by self, you become a self-absorbed egotist. If you’re involved in […]

How To Let Go Of The Past

How To Let Go Of The Past

Why do we hold on to the past? Why is it so difficult to let go of the experiences that have caused us pain and suffering? For many of us, we get stuck in the past because of our need for certainty. Certainty is fundamentally about survival. We all need to feel certain that we […]

Types of Friends You Need in Your Inner Circle

Types of Friends You Need in Your Inner Circle

Have you ever spent an evening with a friend who turned every positive emotion into something negative? I bet you walked away feeling mentally drained. On the flip side, when you spend time with friends who lift you up, you are inspired to conquer the world. There is an old saying that goes something like […]

How to Be a Leader Without Having to Act Like One

How to Be a Leader Without Having to Act Like One

It’s been largely assumed that to run a successful business today, good leadership is required. But it’s not the end of the world for leaders who worry that they’re low on charisma or can’t stir employees’ hearts and minds. Maybe they don’t particularly want to, and that’s OK too. Sometimes, it’s more effective for employees to be […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The ‘Others’

LOUD WHISPERS: The ‘Others’

For the past couple of days, I have been thinking a lot about our processes of socialization and how we construct myths and stereotypes based on what we believe we know, what we have been taught and the ‘truths’ we claim. There are things we are taught when we are young about ‘others’ that takes […]

Social Media Can Change Lives – For Better Or Worse

Imagine if you walked down the street today and every single person along the way said exactly what they thought of you out loud, to your face? Whatever they liked, about what you were wearing, about your new pixie cut – it would be shocking and devastating. Responding without a filter out loud, online, is […]

Ways to Make Your Relationships the Best They Can Be

Ways to Make Your Relationships the Best They Can Be

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” —Jim Rohn   We are much more influenced by the people we hang out with than we imagine. Others don’t just give us ideas and feedback about ourselves; they can affect our energy, too. Because of this, I take stock of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Feeling Lonely…Being Alone, What’s The Difference?

A friend called me a few days ago from South America. We are very good friends but don’t get to speak to one another often. When I saw the international alert on my phone, for some reason I thought it might be her. She is a very accomplished woman who I would easily say is […]

Fake News Meets German Racism

Fake News Meets German Racism

The story, about a mob of Arab men rampaging through the well-heeled streets of Frankfurt and sexually assaulting German women as they went, must have been irresistible — so irresistible that Bild, a popular newspaper, published it early this month with little scrutiny. The problem, as the local police soon found, was that it was […]

The Power Of User Personas

The Power Of User Personas

  If you’re a business owner, then you know there is a massive difference between starting a business and building a business. And the gap between a great idea and a great business is a tough one to close. Because it’s not enough to create a product or service. No matter how innovative, beautiful or […]

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