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Meaning Is What Now Defines All Of Our Existence

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of viewing an inspiring documentary titled Hasten Slowly: The Journey of Sir Laurens van der Post.

Sir Laurens spent a great deal of time with the Kalahari Bushmen, collecting their stories. For me, his extraordinary insights sum up in a few short paragraphs the essential wish that virtually all human beings harbor:

The Bushman in the Kalahari Desert talk about two “hungers.” There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger. The Little Hunger wants food for the belly; but the Great Hunger, the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning. There’s ultimately only one thing that makes human beings deeply and profoundly bitter, and that is to have thrust upon them a life without meaning.

Make a Living by Building Content Around Your Passion

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Everything has changed. The social media revolution has irreversibly changed the way we live our lives and conduct our business. There are billions of dollars in advertising moving online, waiting to be claimed by whoever can build the best content and communities.

Despite this change, most people keep working at jobs that don’t make them happy and businesses continue to ignore the major marketing and public relations benefits that can be found online.

Myth #1
I’m not passionate about something sexy or popular like wine so these lessons don’t apply to me.

6 Tips to Feel Beautiful Today

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

How many times have you waited for something to change so that you could finally start feeling beautiful? If you are like most women, the answer is “all the time.”

Here is the problem: most of us tend to live with the delusional belief that we somehow need to change in order to be beautiful.  It usually sounds something like:

  • When I lose this extra weight, then I will be attractive.
  • If I can just get my abs a little more toned, then I can wear that bikini I love.
  • I feel so much better after I put on my make-up in the morning.
  • I looked much sexier before I had these wrinkles.

Forget Your Troubles – Enjoy Your Life Today

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Have you noticed that when you are totally stressed, you snap easily? You yell something without thinking… and then realize to your horror that you gave the perfect imitation of one of your parents.

If you grew up in a family that didn’t know how to cope with stress, then your gut reaction is to act the same way they did. When stress builds up, your best thinking takes a back seat. Childhood memory grabs the wheel.

It doesn’t matter that you vowed to be completely different from your parents when you grew up. When you are under duress, the old voices take over. You might even wince as you hear yourself using the exact phrase and tone that you hated as a child or teen.