“People Wisdom” from Gandhi

In his terrific new book, Reinvent Yourself, prolific author, entrepreneur, blogger, podcaster, and serial reinventor-of-self, James Altucher shares a ton of wisdom. Included are lessons from business titans to historical figures; world-class athletes to top entertainers, and many more. And, in his usual humble, self-effacing way, he shares golden nuggets of wisdom from…himself as he takes…

Missing The Communication Target?

I’ll never forget when an early business mentor told me, “Burg, when the shooter misses the target…it ain’t the target’s fault.” The older I get, and the more I study influence and communication, the more correct I believe he was. How often do we try and get our point across but fail? It seemed that…

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…

Challenged Beliefs

Jedi Knight, prosperity authority and critical thinker, Randy Gage tweeted: “The next time your core beliefs are challenged — try being curious instead of furious.” This one golden nugget can make an absolutely huge difference in your personal effectiveness. As discussed in Adversaries into Allies, as human beings we are basically run by an operating system…