Think Daily by Larry Janesky
Why would you cheat YOURSELF?

Don't cheat others.  Most good people know this.  It's immoral, and wrong and leads to bad outcomes and habits of cheating others. So why would you cheat yourself?   Eating poorly, skipping that workout, not learning something useful today, not doing your best, compromising your standards, doing things you'll regret...that is…


The Alchemist

There is a great book I recommend.  I read it years ago.  It's called "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. It's a story with lessons.  Check it out in hardcover or on audio. Here is a passage -  "Man's only obligation is to fulfill his personal legend."  


Decisions shape your life

Clarity.  Then commitment.  When you make a firm and positive decision you put yourself in a powerful river of energy that moves the way you want to go. What are examples of this in your life? What decisions will shape your life from here?


Reframing your problem

I applied this recently - and it really helped me. What is the top thing that is stressing you out? You are probably in fault-finding mode about it.  Right? Switch to benefit-finding mode instead.  What are three things you can appreciate about your current challenge? It changed the way I…


Real Listening – a secret skill

"It's amazing how this small thing - simply paying fierce attention to another: really asking, really listening, even during a brief conversation - can evoke such a wholehearted response." - Susan Scott; Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Do you need to…


Character is everything

What is it worth to get ahead and lose your good character?   When you die, your character is the only thing you will take with you.


Amazing Breakthrough!

Scientists have discovered a revolutionary new treatment that makes you live longer.  It enhances your memory and makes you more creative.  It makes you look more attractive.  It keeps you slim and lowers food cravings.  It protects you from cancer and dementia.  It wards off colds and the flu.  It…


Personal conviction and influence

"Without conviction, influence has little weight.  It is personal conviction which allows us to find the words necessary to introduce it into the minds of our hearers. All apostles have been persuaded of the truth of their belief, and, if some among them have been leaders of the multitude, it…


They knew this a long time ago….

Great ideas are not new.  I am reading a book published in 1916 about influence, that is ideas from a Japanese Shogun from the 12th century.  More on that one later. The Buddha's text is called the Dhammapada.  In it, it says - "Our life is shaped by our mind;…


Suffering – necessary? I think so.

People who had it easy tend to have low resilience. "Greatness is not in intelligence.  Greatness is not formed by smart people.  It is formed by people who have suffered.  I wish you ample doses of pain and suffering." - Jenson Huang, founder of Nvidia 21 years ago, now the…


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