Burgers, Fries And Ignorant Politics: Does Democracy Need An Overhaul?

America has become a confusing place for many people who are trying to decipher through the mess of politics that is inherent in a huge country that touts democracy. The Critical Review’s (No. 1 Vol. 19) article Ignorance as a Starting Point: From Modest Epistemology to Realistic Political Theory states that a new elitist political paternalism may be necessary to counter the general ignorance of the population. In other words, brighter minds need to make decisions for people….

How to Start Your Own Small Business

The most common mistake people make when starting their own business is trying to get too big too fast. Here are some tips to avoid the simple mistakes.

7 Ways To Develop Momentum And Get Things Done

One thing that I learned from bicycle racing (actually, I am not much of a bicycle racer but I do triathlons – biking needs work) is the power of momentum. In bicycle racing the way to do better and use less energy is to pedal very, very fast and powerfully to start with, give it 120% and once you are up to speed, you can simply maintain a good even cadence.

I have often used this technique even with my car which tracks my Km per L (of course I don’t do major jack rabbit s…

A 3 Point Plan To A Brand New You

It’s a New Year and a fantastic time to give your personal brand a jolly-good overhaul. You are like a diamond with many facets. So why not show some of your facets to the world?

Here is a 3-point plan for bringing out your best this New Year:


Are you tired of always being asked to take the minutes because you’re “the organized one?” Or never being taken seriously because you’re “the funny one?” Or always getting stuck with the numbe…

A Look At Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation is when an individual is motivated by internal factors, as opposed to external factors.

Examples of intrinsic motivation would be doing something because you feel it is the moral and ethical thing to do; doing something because you know it will benefit others or doing something because it brings you pleasure and joy.

The latter is common in regards to an enjoyable pastime or a hobby.

It is believed that intrinsic motivation is far stronger than…

All In A Days Work In 2 Easy Steps

Is your list of tasks and projects getting bigger by the day? It seems that your day is out of control. You know what I mean? The phone is ringing off the hook. Your emails are piling up. Your desk is becoming a mess. Papers are stacking up. You go from task to task. You are eating lunch at your desk again. You stop and think why are some people so organized in their life.

They have it “controlled”. What do they do so different? How do people get organized?Organization is …

Anyone Up For A Challenge?

Since the beginning of my blog, I have tried to let my readers into my private life a little at a time, without giving too much away (I really don’t want psychos showing up at my door). For instance, through the blog, you have learned, among other things, that I am a recovering drug addict, that I was homeless less than 10 years ago, that my wife is expecting, and that I live near an extremely small town in Utah (population is less than 400).

All of that aside, the one que…

Career Development What You Can Do To Further Your Career

Just about everyone wants to advance in his or her chosen vocation. No one wants to simply stay put; everyone wants to get somewhere else. But few people really know how to make their own advancement happen.

Career development is not very complex – which is not to say that it is easy to accomplish. On the contrary, it requires a tremendous amount of discipline to be able to maximize the resources available to you, i.e., your time, money, and energy.

However, once you …

Cleaning Out Your Attic: The Fundamental Advantage Of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness means that you do not hold others responsible for your experiences.” ~Gary Zukav

If you’re like me, you have a garage or attic or basement full of junk–old clothes that don’t fit or that are outdated, boxes of children’s toys, paperwork you’ll never need or even look at again. We have sentimental attachments to things that are just taking up space.

These items, while maybe not physically holding you back, may be psychologically holding you back. They are d…

Coaching – A Quote A Day

“Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.” – Author Unknown

Believe it or not, the use of motivational quotes can have a positive impact on your resolve to move forward in business. We all suffer through moment of self-doubt and find ourselves somewhat incapacitated in our entrepreneurial endeavors.

This article draws from a select group of quotes and ideas that may help you jumpstart your willingness to move forward.

“In th…