Do not trust your feelings

Do not trust your feelings. Obe Wan Kenobi’s advice to Luke was wrong. Your feelings can be wrong. Your feelings can be out of proportion to the situation. They might be either more intense or less intense than is actually warranted. Or they could just be wrong to the situation.

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Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017.

Today is December 31st, we’re about to finish up 2016 and ring in 2017. This is the time of year that people are making resolutions and reflecting on the year before.

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Selling is NOT Stealing, it’s Serving

Selling is serving. It’s not stealing. There’s kind of two different approaches to making a sale, or selling something. One is stealing. The better way of selling¬†is serving somebody. The two ways of doing sales are either transactional sales, or relational sales. A transactional salesperson values money. They’re like a used car salesman. They just […]

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Did that Conversation take a wrong turn?

We’ve all had conversations that have just gone bad. The thing is that in every conversation, there’s a goal in mind. There’s some destination that you’re trying to get to. Even in those social, “just getting to know you” conversations. Or those old friend conversations just seem to meander and go every here and there. […]

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The most important team in your life

Around New Years this year I wrote an article to the effect of the unified husband and wife achieve more. People who share common goals have a greater likelihood of achieving their goals. Dave Ramsey, in his book EntreLeadership, uses a metaphor to show the synergy of working in teams. I think the number one […]

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What is real intimacy?

What exactly is real intimacy? It’s a whole lot more than just sex. A lot of times in our modern culture we use the word “intimacy” as a euphemism for talking about sex. There can be intimacy, non-sexual intimacy in lots of relationships or lots of areas in your life. The developmental phase¬†that you hit […]

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Perennial Problems – The Ones That Never Go Away

What do you do with the perennial problems in your marriage? The kind of arguments that make you feel like you’re living in Groundhog Day, but in your relationship. Those arguments that just come back over and over and over again. It depends on whether you can manage them. Some arguments are just unsolvable. They […]

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What should you do when you hit a project wall?

All right. The last video was, “What to do when you hit a wall in your learning?” This one is, “What to do when you hit a wall in a project, or solving a particular problem.” Same options as before, you can go over the wall, around the wall, or through the wall. Going through […]

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