Why We Crave Goals

As many of you may know, my second book was called “Goal-Free Living.”  Although it was originally going to be a book on how to be more creative, it morphed into a manifesto for a counter-cultural way of living. In fact, the “goal-free” philosophy will be...

Take Your Shower in the Bathtub…and other travel fun

2010 was one of the busiest travel years for me. In just the last 4 months I was in an airport 30 times. Some of my trips included two weeks on the road, traveling from Boston to San Diego to Miami to Niagara Falls to San Antonio, TX to Boston. If you map it out, it makes nearly...

Gifting Cards

This is the sixth in a series of videos about Personality Poker. Today I discuss the gifting of cards. This will give you an idea of how others see you and if it is different than how you see yourself. This can have an important impact on your productivity and happiness at work....

Why Change is Hard

I am someone who loves change.  In fact I sometimes change things simply for change sake. But I recently learned a powerful lesson on why change is difficult, even for someone like me who loves to stir things up. I bought a MacBook Pro a few weeks ago.  Friends have been prodding...

How To Motivate Innovators

Organizations use a variety of tools to motivate employees to participate in their innovation efforts. The most common form of motivation involves compensation via a points system.  When you contribute an idea, solution, comment or vote, you get points – much like American...

The Pygmailion Effect and You

The Personality Poker book is now available. Be sure to buy your copy today. Each book comes with a deck of the specially designed poker cards. And no, you do not need to know anything about poker to play! The only way you can lose is if you don’t have a personality. This...

Do You Know Why You Are Successful…or Not?

I just gave a presentation on “Happiness at Work” in Norway.  I started with the following question: “True or false – People with more money are happier.” 100% of the audience believed that the statement was false. In reality, the statement is true. ...