Beware The Manipulative Frame

In my book, Adversaries into Allies, the fourth principle of Ultimate Influence™ is “Set the Proper Frame.” A frame is the foundation from which everything evolves. Set a frame of kindness, cooperation, win/win and benevolence and a very mutually beneficial result will most likely occur. It’s powerful. Set the proper frame and you are 80…

Getting Rid of Our Mental ANTS

My great friend, author and Certified Go-Giver Speaker, Corey Jahnke (whom I call the “Zen Pharmacist”) often writes about an affliction called “ANTS.” ANTS stands for “Automatic Negative ThoughtS.” According to Corey, we human beings have thousands of random thoughts per day. Thus, “the more of those thoughts we allow to be negative, disempowering, and…

The Small Stuff Worth Sweating

Years ago a little book authored by the late, Dr. Richard Carlson entitled, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff provided some much-needed wisdom for those of us whose sense of peace of mind and happiness were continually disturbed by life’s little inconveniences. And, in that context, the phrase itself is certainly valid. Many…

Naming for Qualities

A friend of mine tweeted that she was named after a police officer her Parents both admired for her courage and honor. “They wanted me to be strong like her” concluded the tweet. How cool is that? It brings to my mind a couple of questions: Were you named after someone with qualities your Parents…