How do we deal with cardinal sins and venial sins? Do we take all accusations seriously? There are people today, and you can't make this up, who want to ban Gone with the Wind. They feel as though the movie and the book portray stereotypical and horrible racial traits. But, a lot of art portrays what
There is no direct correlation between success and happiness, at least in the Pacific. Many of the residents of Fiji don't have glass in their windows and don't have doors in their doorways. And yet, these are among the happiest people I've ever met. Why?
Don't default to believing others are damaged or they'll think the same of you. What we need is trust, because we want others to trust us. But, if you start from the position of believing others are damaged, you'll be hard-pressed to establish any meaningful connection.
Due to tremendous feedback and requests, Alan Weiss’s The Uncomfortable Truth Podcast is now weekly, appearing every Thursday on the Contrarian Consulting blog. In this podcast, Alan will continue to address the issues and challenges that we tend to avoid or duck. The
The secret of success that is within us but is too often abused instead of used. This is "the secret" to success. No, it's not that dreadful book. It's something you use each day, but likely not effectively. Harness its power
Why we shouldn't be applying contemporary beliefs to historical events and we'd be a lot lighter if we put the stones down. Yesterday had its standards and beliefs. Today has its own. We could avoid a lot of the suffering and needless disputes in society if we stopped applying today's standards to yesterday's events.
How we are dulling our senses and ruining our meaning. WARNING: Profanity is used throughout for examples. Vulgarity causes a decline in society. There's a difference between being bold and simply being crude. If you're relying on vulgar phrases and words to
How we're not preparing our kids for the basic learning that many of us were prepared for in simpler times. "How have you published so many books?" "How do you know that?" "How do you write so fast?" These are questions I get asked often. I have a simple secret. In grammar school, I paid attention. How do we expect to move forward
The reasons for and means to escape going through your life defensively and scared. We're scared of the wrong things. We get threatened and give in to knee-jerk reactions. Taxi drivers, for example, protested and reacted completely the wrong way when Uber threatened their business. How far did that get them? Listen to this
Fear of failure is fear of living, so let's come to grips with why we've failed and whether it matters or not. I didn't get into Columbia University. I failed at writing a novel I told myself I'd write when I turned 50. I don't have great hair either. Why am I telling you all of this? Well, I actually like