Mental Yoga Week # 19: Improve Your Influencer Skills


  Dale Carnegie wrote these ideas in his 1936 book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”  The ideas are just as valid today as they where then.  I first read them in grade school over 40 years ago and I still work on perfecting these concepts daily. Now for the exercise.  Go through the … More Mental Yoga Week # 19: Improve Your Influencer Skills

Mental Yoga Week #18: Take a Stand


Remember that great Stephen King book that got made into a mini-series for TV, The Stand?  The Stand is a 1994 television miniseries based on the novel The Stand by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick Garris and stars Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jamey Sheridan and Molly Ringwald. … More Mental Yoga Week #18: Take a Stand

Mental Yoga Week #15– Try a Change of Scenery


I talk alot about the power of perception.  We are what we believe.  So… if you want to stretch your imagination, try a change of scenery. This week I’m actually on a vacation for the first time in six years. The joys of entrepreneurship! I’m visiting my friends Marilyn and Dennis in Nashville.  Yesterday we … More Mental Yoga Week #15– Try a Change of Scenery

Mental Yoga Week #11: Flex Your Manifesting Muscle


My definition of  “manifesting” is: the ability to consciously create what you want in your life through the power of your thoughts.”  The only difference between “manifesting” and everyday creation is the word “consciously.”  We create everything in our lives with our thought.  If you’re not a newcomer to my blog, you’ve known that for … More Mental Yoga Week #11: Flex Your Manifesting Muscle

Mental Yoga Week #10: Learn to say “Thank You” in 10 different languages


Your first question might be “Why?” Saying “Thank you” is a way to express gratitude.  An attitude of Gratitude puts the world at your finger tips. Of course, it’s easy to cheat nowadays with the Internet.  I just typed in “thank you in German” and got About 35,300,000 results in 0.16 seconds.  Not much of … More Mental Yoga Week #10: Learn to say “Thank You” in 10 different languages

Mental Yoga Week #8- Read Mental Floss


One of my clients turned me on to this really cool magazine for those who need fairly regular mental stimulation.  http://www.mentalfloss.com/ The magazine’s tagline is “where knowledge junkies get their fix.” The periodical is an odd combination of articles about the origins of things, like this month’s well known medications in your drug cabinet; brain … More Mental Yoga Week #8- Read Mental Floss

Mental Yoga Week #7: Practice Long Division in Your Head


I learned this one from artist/teacher/hypnotist/friend Zebe Pearsall who teaches students how to balance left and right brains.  (You can read other methods for brain hemisphere balancing throughout this blog.) Zebe says she learned to use this technique when she found herself getting overly emotional (especially angry to the point of tears) in situations where … More Mental Yoga Week #7: Practice Long Division in Your Head