The old walk won’t take you new places.

The classic definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. We see this craziness all around us. There are companies going bankrupt because they can’t adapt their business model to a faster, more connected world.  Working with kids I would regularly hear from parents frustrated with their children’s behavior […]

Why Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail (Part 1)

Here we are in the first week of 2013.  This is the season for self-evaluation and reflection. For some of us, it’s the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. A recent study done at the University of Scranton[note A quick summary of this very interesting study, including the top New Year’s resolutions made in 2012. […]

Break Bad Habits? You Need More Than One Brain!

The good news: You want to change and grow. You have a vision for your life. You want to break bad habits. You’re thinking about it. Maybe you’ve read a few books. You’ve started looking for resources. Maybe that’s why you’re reading this post. The bad news: You won’t change. Not if you’re normal. In […]

Need to Change your Life? Find some Unreasonable People.

The odds are stacked against you.  It’s 9-to-1 that you won’t change.  That’s not a made-up internet statistic (85% of statistics quoted on the internet are made up on the spot.  Really.)  That statistic comes from research on patients diagnosed with heart disease, cited in the book Change or Die by Alan Deutschman. These patients were […]

Change your life? Then find these 3 things.

What would you do if you learned that unless you change your life, you were going to die? What if the message came from a trusted authority, bearing verifiable information, drawn from the data of your own life?  This isn’t some over-hyped exaggeration from your pastor or boss, trying to make a point.  This is […]