Category Archives: Success

Build a Better Mouse Trap

Go the extra mile, seek and you shall find, as ye sow so shall ye reap… these are all well-known aphorisms that have had their fair share of acceptance. Even when trite, there is more than a kernel of truth in such old sayings as “build a better mouse trap”. Now what does this enigmatic […]

Dealing With Extreme Pressure

So much is written about stress and anxiety and what to do to cut the pressure out of our lives for good. It keeps building up for some who have to cope with tough jobs, a task-oriented home life, other people, and constant peer scrutiny. If you care what others think, you fall into this […]

Hitting a Plateau

Life is a dance that goes sometimes in a nice, straight line and sometimes around in circles. You don’t always know when and where and it may be beyond your control. If you are making a beeline to a goal, you feel energized and optimistic. If you are running around in circles like a ceiling […]

One of the Hardest Goals

Oh, yes, it is darn hard to keep one’s weight within a normal and acceptable range. Who hasn’t felt a tug of fear when suddenly you realize you have gained five pounds. If your bathroom scale is signaling red alert, it is time to take stock of the situation. If you are lucky and have […]

Meeting Ron

Ron Popeil is sitting at a big desk in his home office in Beverly Hills, California. He welcomes me – one of many visitors – and I sit in a high-backed chair directly facing his charismatic presence. Success is written all over the place, particularly in the many signed celebrity photos on the walls and all over the spacious […]

The Importance of Taking Action

Great ideas go nowhere fast if they don’t have an action to go with them. You will never invent that perfect mousetrap if you never do any research on past mouse traps, finding out what worked and what didn’t. If you never do any actual work to bring that great idea to fruition, you may […]

Crushing the Resistance and Succeeding in Your Life

There are many different types of people in this world, those who start something and never finish it and those who not only finish but finish big. I have struggled much in this arena, trying to be the latter while trying to ignore that part of me that is the former. We all have these […]

Why We Procrastinate — And How to Crush It

Procrastination is the enemy of all and my enemy as well. We all try to avoid the pain that is certain to come our way if we step outside our comfort zone just a little bit. Want to buy a new car but don’t think you can afford the monthly payments? You will never take […]

Getting the Most Out of Every Part of Your Day

Success has no particular schedule to keep. It’s not on a 9 to 5 timetable, where you can stuff it away in a box and only take it out to play while you are on the clock. Successful thinking and actions require a full day to accomplish. When you aren’t at work, aren’t on the […]

Three essentials for success in your life

Success is an alluring dream but it can also be a horrible nightmare for some of us. We struggle, fight and claw our way to the top and sometimes we just slide right back down that hill again. Finding ways to keep up the good fight isn’t too difficult if you know where to look […]