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"Life follows thought. As we change the way we think, we change the way we live."

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Find new power to lead change with my upcoming book, Automatic Influence.

Automatic Influence Book My new book offers an easier way to lead change, using the power of intrinsic motivation. With the insights in Automatic Influence, you'll hit the power button that transforms you and the people you lead. Learn more.

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Breaking Free Personal Finance Program Breaking Free is a video workshop to help you break debt and build wealth, using an experiential learning approach that's ten times as effective as competing lecture-based programs. Learn more.

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    In my upcoming book, Automatic Influence: New Power for Leading Change, I write extensively about complacency. What is it? What causes it? How do I overcome it? What is complacency? Complacency is inappropriate satisfaction. We think things are fine as they are, when they aren’t. So we don’t see the need for change. What causes […]

  • For a few posts now I’ve been angling at the zen master story. Here’s the story again: A boy in a village gets a horse for his birthday. All the people in the village said, “How wonderful! The boy got a horse.” But the zen master said, “We’ll see.” Then several years later the boy falls […]

  • I’ve seen this signboard all over the internet. My first reaction is, ouch. I’ve made my share of stupid decisions and paid the price. A couple posts ago I told the Zen Master story, and I encourage you to read it again. The point of that story is that good things lead to bad things […]

  • This Whitey Bulger story is excerpted from my upcoming book, Automatic Influence: New Power for Leading Change, which will be published September 8, 2016. Click here to read the introduction and first chapter! Also, please help me help others by sharing this! My last blog entry was about the difference between our experiences and the […]

  • “Experience is the teacher of all things,” wrote the great Roman statesman, Julius Caesar. We learn extensively at the School of Hard Knocks. We go through stuff and it teaches us. The lessons of experience are sometimes the best lessons of all. Except when they’re not. Experience doesn’t always lead to wisdom. The world is filled […]

  • In my upcoming book, Automatic Influence: New Power for Leading Change, I talk about my passion for wisdom: Let’s talk wisdom. I’m a raving fan. If wisdom were a football team, I’d be the shirtless guy in body paint. I’m a Seattle-native and a Seahawks fan. As everyone knows, Seahawks fans are ravers. The 12th […]

  • A boy in a village gets a horse for his birthday. All the people in the village said, “How wonderful! The boy got a horse.” But the zen master said, “We’ll see.” Then several years later the boy falls off his horse and breaks his leg. The people in the village said, “How terrible.” But the […]

  • Don’t get me wrong, I love success and self-help literature. It’s way better than the alternative: failure and self-harm. But the more I read it, from business magazine articles and books describing keys to success to the motivational quotes I see on the internet, the more I find something missing. Something big. Something that, ironically, undermines […]

  • Here’s an excerpt from my upcoming book, Automatic Influence… Recently I heard about a problem between students and leaders at a local junior high school. The girls would go into the bathroom, put on lipstick, then press their lips to the mirrors. Every night the maintenance team spent extra time scrubbing off the kiss marks. […]

  • Some hardship is inevitable. But other hardship is avoidable. Life has enough necessary hardship of its own, so we should do everything we can to avoid its useless twin, unnecessary hardship. That’s where wisdom comes in handy. “There are three kinds of men,” said American humorist Will Rogers. “The ones that learn by readin’. The […]

  • Feeling down? Like you’re carrying the weight of the world? Chances are you’re not as “up” as you could be, that your world feels heavy instead of light. The problem is, we’re all walking on psychological Jupiter and don’t know it. Most of us struggle under a constant weight, a psychological gravity that’s the byproduct […]

  • My friend Jeff Audas told me about a couple who spent $100 million to build a house near where he lived in Texas, only to discover it was too much for them and they didn’t like it. Just today I read about a mansion for sale in Georgia that reportedly cost $40 million, and the […]

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