“Wreck-it Ralph” a Lesson on What It Means to Be a Hero

SPOILER ALERT: The following blog post will discuss details about the movie “Wreck-it Ralph.” You’ve been warned. And, yes, it’s worth watching it in 3-D. In the Disney 3-D animated…

Skill vs. Capacity

A skill is usually a measureable ability, whether it is physical or mental. The ability to code a website from scratch in less than an hour, or the ability to…

Constructive Feedback vs. Destructive Feedback

Feedback is a tricky thing. First of all, a critique or criticism is not necessarily the same things as feedback. What separates criticism and feedback is the intent. The intention…

The “CEO” Search Experiment

The “CEO” Search Experiment

Originally posted on Medium One of my favorite search tools for finding rights free images (Creative Commons) is the Google Images Search Tool. I was curious as to what would…

Thoughts and Prayers to The People of Boston

Thoughts and Prayers to The People of Boston

  Yesterday around 1:12pm MST, among the stream of the usual content marketing junk tweets on Twitter, a blip about “unconfirmed explosions at the Boston Marathon” caught my attention.  I…

The Theory of Incongruence and the Authentic Self

A psychologist named Carl Rogers posited that when we do not live the life we were meant to live, that when we are not being ourselves, or when we settle…

Beating Yourself Up for Mistakes is Like Pressuring Yourself to Fail

My client, Lilly, came to me recently came to me feeling defeated. Her job with her boyfriend is going fine, but she said that she feels like a failure. I…

Do You Buy Gifts for Your Pet(s) for Christmas?

Do You Buy Gifts for Your Pet(s) for Christmas?

The online pet supplies company wanted to purchase an email marketing list for the purpose of emailing a coupon promo code for their first online purchase. During this time, the idea of email marketing and shopping online was still new.

Smile and Dial

There is a saying in the call center biz: “Smile and dial because they can hear it over the phone.” It’s actually true. For some reason, smiling when talking over…

Hyperfocus vs. Hypofocus

When we think about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), we typically think of a young child running around from one activity to the next.  When we think of Adult ADD,…

Micromanagement / Delegation

Micromanagement / Delegation

Micromanagement / Delegation [originally posted on Medium]   The Difference Between Micromanagement and Delegation SPOILER ALERT: The following post will contain details and critical plot points from the movie “Hurt Locker”…

12 Common Negative Mental Scripts

We all have some variation of a negative mental script that we tell over and over again.  It’s whatever story we keep telling people about ourselves.  We keep telling the…


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