Communication

How To Build the Most Enjoyable Relationships

To be a truly great partner in any relationship requires effort and a major dose of consciousness. The latter is without question the deciding factor. Whether you’re looking to improve your relationships with your spouse, family, friends, coworkers, boss, business partners or whomever, I’ve discovered there are several universal techniques that—when engaged by both parties—will make it successful and long-lasting. Let's take a peek at how to build the most enjoyable relationships.

50 Years and 50 Lessons in 4 Minutes

By someone's clock I just rolled over 50. Age is truly nothing but a number. And, it's not even that really. I breathe no differently than I did ten years ago. My doctor said so and doctors know everything even though mine tells me I now need a colonoscopy. Many of you know I write an original, daily, motivational quote called Today's Line to Live By. I captured a bunch of those Today's Line here and also put that nifty four minute video together. I hope you enjoy these 50 years and 50 lessons in 4 minutes.

The 4 Sentence Cover Letter That Gets You the Job Interview

The modern-day cover letter is your introduction—of any kind—to the employer. There are essentially three ways this occurs: Cover Letter, Email (with attached resume), or Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Your “cover letter” has three goals, which can be accomplished in four sentences. Check out the video and grab the download to learn how and see the exact language!

How To Ask Brilliant Questions To Make Smart Decisions

Any time you’ve made a poor decision, at least one of two things was wrong. You either had a faulty decision-making process or you didn’t have accurate or complete information. Anytime you’re asking questions (in a job interview or questioning someone as it relates to business), you can prepare yourself by first asking three questions: 1) What do I want to know and why is it important to me? 2) How will I ask it? 3) How and when will I use the information?

7 Thoughts on Our Worldwide Midlife Crisis

As I paid homage to our veterans on this Memorial Day, I started thinking about all they sacrificed to help ensure our world’s safety. This led to more thinking about our humanity, which led to more thinking. It seems to me no matter your age, we all appear to be part of a worldwide midlife crisis. Everyday, I study the behavior of individuals and companies, and it's a bit head scratching at what we—as a society—have become. Of course, it won’t surprise most; we've collectively dragged each other well below mediocrity in most aspects related to quality, service, and respect. I can't help but think a temporarily cheated destiny won't let us get away scot-free with this sustained behavior.