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Twelve Rules for Authenticity

1. Focus on bolstering your self-respect and on loving others. 2. When people occassionally commit self-defeating or anti-social acts, help or guide them away from them. 3. When things are not the way you want them to be, either strive to change the conditions that foster them or temporarily accept that is the way things are. … Continue reading

Twelve Irrational Things We Do (and What We Can Do About It)

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)  was created and developed by the American psychotherapist and psychologist Albert Ellis. REBT is a practical, action-oriented approach to coping with problems and enhancing personal growth. It places a good deal of its focus on the present: on currently-held attitudes, painful emotions and maladaptive behaviors that can sabotage a fuller experience of life. … Continue reading

Top Three Technology Trends of 2014

Top Trends of 2014:  1. The Industrial Internet (a.k.a. the “Internet of Things”) will revolutionize infrastructure.  One of the biggest technology trends in 2014 will be one that remains essentially invisible to the vast majority of people on this planet, even though its eventual impact on humankind will be dramatic. The first applications of the … Continue reading

Design Rules for Enterprises

Excerpt From: Brown, Tim. “Change by Design.” HarperCollins, 2009. iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewBook?id=360637415 1. The best ideas emerge when the whole organizational ecosystem—not just its designers and engineers, and certainly not just management—has room to experiment. 2. Those most exposed to changing externalities (new technology, shifting consumer base, strategic threats or opportunities) are the ones best placed … Continue reading

How to REFRAME any problem (any problem!) and discover a solution

How to REFRAME any diffiult situation The Reframe Concept has four key steps – four steps Step 1 – What is your CORE BELIEF that is constraining about a topic Step 2 – What are your SUPPORTING BELIEFS; choose the four most important ones Step 3 – Find OPPOSITES for each of your supporting beliefs. … Continue reading

How to be a Better Parent

Ten Tips on Becoming a Better Parent: 1) Love and affection. You support and accept the child, are physically affectionate, and spend quality one-on-one time together. 2. Stress management. You take steps to reduce stress for yourself and your child, practice relaxation techniques and promote positive interpretations of events. 3. Relationship skills. You maintain a healthy relationship with … Continue reading