My True Superpower

I’m a professional mind reader, but that’s not my true superpower; it’s paying attention. In high school my debate teacher asked us to try a simple experiment: think of something boring for 2 minutes. We picked a door knob. He started the timer and within 4 seconds it seemed like my mind had pinged...

Curiosity Killed the Cat

And it will kill you, too. Millions of people are living life thinking about “what if?” They’re wondering how things could have been different. They’re curious about that path they never took. They’re living lives of quiet¬†regret. This is what happens when you only stay curious about something. Too many people never exercise their...

What's Your Boat?

A monk decided to meditate alone, away from his monastery. He took his boat out to the middle of the lake, moored it there, closed his eyes, and began meditating. After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly felt the bump of another boat colliding with his own. With his eyes still closed,...

10 Body Language Tips

  So-called “Body Language Experts” are especially common around election time. News programs love having them on to dissect every nuance of the politician’s delivery. Too bad it’s almost all crap. As you can see here, he touched his nose which means he most likely had eggs for breakfast, which means he’s probably going...

Make Better Decisions

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll Whether it’s figuring out whether to take the job offer or not, who to date, where to go to school, or what to have for dinner, every day is full of choices. The...

Remember Anything

“Hi there! Great to meet you!” I said as I shook her hand. “We met 6 months ago.” Ouch. Guess how well the rest of the meeting went? It’s incredible what having a poor memory can cost you. The weird thing is, you rarely find out what forgetting something will cost you. In the...

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