The Longest Weekend

The Longest Weekend

    I turned 65 today.  Unlike my other birthdays this one seems more important.  Not to me but to the marketers.  My mailbox has been flooded for the last year with advertisements for Medicare supplements, AARP magazine, and retirement living choices. It...

“How did I get here?”

“How did I get here?”

“EVERYTHING THAT THE BRAIN SEES OR HEARS OR TOUCHES HAS MULTIPLE INTERPRETATIONS. THE ONE THAT IS ULTIMATELY CHOSEN IS SIMPLY THE BRAIN’S BEST GUESS. THESE GUESSES ARE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY PAST EXPERIENCE AND, IMPORTANTLY WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY”

Berns “Iconoclast”

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The basis for our success is often is the underpinning of our ultimate failure. This is true for our behavior as well as our biology.

A Bad Deal

Ray and Tom were in their thirties when they decided to start a business as partners. You probably know them or someone just like them. Tom was diligent, organized, methodical, hard working and extremely practical.

Evolution

We’re the one species in charge of our own evolution. Each of us has the unique ability to look at changing circumstances and predict future realities. We can change our thinking and behavior by force of will. Oddly as uniquely human and special as this trait is we seem to have the perfect counterbalance in denial.

Aligning your gifts

Last week I wrote that everyone has a superpower. We’re born with gifts and talents. If you use all the talents together they become honed to become a superpower. If you ignore them or use only a portion then you end up one of many with great but unfulfilled potential.
Here’s an example of how it works.