I don’t want to end religion. It can (and does) do so much good in the world. But in order to do that, today’s religious leaders have to agree that everyone is entitled to basic human rights and treated equally under the law. Everyone has the right to think, believe and act as they choose, provided those thoughts, beliefs and actions don’t infringe on the equal freedom of other members of society.
In any creative endeavor magic sometimes happens. But you can’t mass-produce it.
I honestly believe that one of the most important things you can do for success – is to wake up each morning as a skeptical optimist.
“Are you sure about this?” “Has anyone ever done this before?” “Do you think it will work?”
Our headlines today are Ebola pandemics, ISIS throwing homosexuals off rooftops, flesh-eating bacteria, Boko Haram kidnapping schoolgirls to be sex slaves, and possible nuclear annihilation. So forgive me for feeling a little romantic for the days when the headlines were about robberies and ballplayers cheating on their spouses.
There’s a new occupation in the world, and it’s not a good one. I’m not even sure what to label this “profession,” but the closest I come up with is professional snarkologist. These are the talking heads on radio and TV, magazine writers and bloggers, whose job consists of finding pop culture phenomenon and tearing them down with snarky comments and droll insults.
About once a month I get a brilliant idea that I want to announce to my team leaders and put into practice for my organization. I’m a smart guy with good marketing instincts, so my ideas are usually pretty good. But they’re never as good as the ones that come when I bounce them off the group.
Here in the United States, there’s been a lot of controversy and debate about legislation that many considered protecting religious freedom, while others felt it would legalize discrimination. The most frequent question I’ve been receiving lately is about the prosperity consciousness effects of this issue. So I’d like to leave aside the legal debate […]
The meek may inherit the earth, but not if they’re only paying the minimum balance on their credit cards each month.
You can use phony audience participation tactics and cheesy NLP techniques to manipulate the attendees. Or you could grab them by the throat by opening with the powerful and relevant content they came for in the first place