listening

5 Bad Listening Habits Messing Up Your Life Right Now

Misunderstandings are everywhere. It’s like the student pilot who was asked over the radio to state his altitude and location. He replied, “I’m five feet nine and I’m in the left-hand seat.” When my father was in a nursing home, the patients’ food allergies were posted on a large sign above their beds. One day a visitor approached the nurses’ …

2 Secrets That Will Turbocharge Your PERSISTENCE Now

You’ve heard people say, “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” Now you might think that’s a nice, cute statement, but it’s actually true. The Los Angeles Times surveyed 120 top performers in business, sports, politics, entertainment, and academia. The one characteristic all these winners had in common was PERSISTENCE. Every one of them PERSISTENTLY worked to reach the top. The life story of Orville …

How Skid Row Taught Me How To Communicate (part 2)

The great historian H.G. Wells used to complain about people he called “the goodness-sakers.”  These are the people who stand around all day saying, “For goodness-sake, why doesn’t somebody do something?” I was somewhat guilty of saying that in the past … complaining about something instead of doing something about it.  And one such issue was the problem of poverty …