TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves, not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future.

Put down your device and live

Put down your device and live a real life, not a virtual one. A poem written and performed by Gary Turk, called look up.

Limitations: They do not define you

The hardest handicaps to overcome are mental. It happens when we tell ourselves the wrong story. Change the story. (video)

International Speech Competition: I’m hungry for bugs

The funny, but insightful story about how we tend to destroy what is most precious to us. A video from an international speech competition.

Finding fulfillment: 4 truths of personal progress

These 4 truths about mastery and personal progress will help you find fulfillment, purpose, and direction in life, and will help you get past your failures.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

TEDxSUU – Discover the light within

I’ll be speaking at TEDxSUU, giving a 12 minute segment of my upcoming book “Discover the Light Within” and introducing Escape Velocity, the Life-Engineering framework for personal progress.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Life Engineering turns 6, gets a new website

Life Engineering has become a major movement, and it’s time to up the ante. Now there’s a scaffolding of products and services to power the movement and give people more control in life.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

Climb life’s mountains

Strength and perspective come when you climb life’s mountains, instead of avoiding them.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

What you probably didn’t know about doing little things

Little things do give us a sense of accomplishment, which can be good in building momentum, but they can also help us justify putting off the big things that really move the needle.

Life Engineering, a motivational, scientific self-help website to help you overcome your past and achieve success in life

What is the greatest reason to change?

There are lots of noble reasons to seek change in life. According to Vince Lombardi, chiefest among them is love.

Arthur C. Clarke, an example of packaging

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Today Arthur C. Clarke passed away.  For those of you who may…

The power of packaging

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There's an old saying "form follows function", and I disagree…

Gravity's lesson on influence (watch your environment)

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So yesterday's experience at the car dealership caused me to…

Being Persuasive

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Persuasiveness pervades almost every aspect of our life.  Either…

There must be opposition in all things.

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Today, one of my favorite bloggers and business thinkers, Seth…

Opportunity is like a bar of soap

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I remember one day at school we did these soap carvings.  I…

Self-imposed limitations

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  When elephants are freshly caught in the wild and taken into…

Placebo - the power of belief

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In pharmacological research, every test that is done on a group…

Standing out from the crowd

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Let's face it; we live in a world of "mass".  Mass marketing,…

The 3 D's of Exalted Living

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Decisions Determine Direction.  The point is that everything…

Don't stare in your rear-view mirror

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Way back in high school, I drove this old (to put it mildly)…

Entropy - the most persistent of adversaries

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It is not the critic who counts

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My father had a quote by Theodore Roosevelt framed and hanging…

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