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Top 12 Posts of 2008

I know it isn’t year-end yet, but experience and observation have shown that not many people want to begin the heavy lifting of reflection and self-assessment near the Holidays.

So, after 700+ posts in 2008, I’m publishing the 12 Most Read Posts at Slow Down FAST so we can all get a jump on the new year.

Thank you all for your support throughout the year.

Here they are:

  1. The Causes and Cures of Procrastination
  2. Mindhacks: 5 Ways to Increase Creativity, Productivity and Intelligence
  3. How to Overcome the #1 Fear: Public Speaking
  4. 8 Essential Ingredients to Master Your Time
  5. Do Not Wage Psychological Warfare
  6. Stuck in a Rut? Fire Up Your Creativity with These 7 Steps
  7. What Are You Passionate About?
  8. See How Easily You Can Handle Change
  9. How to Maintain Professional Boundaries
  10. 5 Simple Tricks To Make You Smarter
  11. 5 Signs You’re a Pleaser and What to Do About It
  12. From Greedy to Grateful – Appreciating What You Have

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Lifestyle Coach Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is – Offers FR.EE Teleseminar: How the Average American Can Weather the Financial Crisis Without Becoming Emotionally Overwhelmed


Down Economy Got You Way Down? It doesn’t have to!

Join me for a FR.EE teleseminar THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2008 – 7:00 PM Central.

We all see what’s going on in the world.  It sure isn’t pretty.

The markets and economy are in the tank. Foreclosures, hiring freezes, salary cuts, and layoffs are a given.

We’re hunkered down in our bunkers waiting for the storm to blow over.  Is that the right approach?


Think about this:  When businesses feel the heat of the bad economy and decreasing sales, do they hunker down?  No!  They get very proactive.  They look for ways to cut costs and increase efficiencies.


  • Take this time to engage in some self-assessment instead of using all your energy for self-preservation.
  • Build some self-confidence, self-equity, and a foundation for your future – so that you can handle good times and bad.

Now is the best time to engage in a concentrated period of personal evaluation.

1.   Figure out where you are and where you want to go.
2.   Add things to your life that are important to you.
3.   Get rid of the things that just aren’t working anymore.

You don’t have to take it on the chin and allow the bad economy to control every aspect of your life.

Come out of the basement.  Take control.  Empower yourself!

Join me for a FR.EE teleseminar THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15th, 2008 at 7:00 PM Central.




Unlearning Helplessness: Take Charge of Your Life

There are ways to overcome learned helplessness.  The ways to overcome learned helplessness are: recognizing that you are practicing learned helplessness, learn to stop this behavior, and, last of all, stop being helpless.  Find an area of your life that needs an overhaul, plan what you can do with week to take responsibility and take an action today. (more…)

Gut Check: Don’t Analyze This Question (and Don’t Blink): Is Intuition Underrated?

Gut feeling is when we instinctively know in our hearts that something is right.  Our keen instincts are comprised of insights and perceptions- our take on the way things are.  Gut feelings are often well formed and informed even if we don’t realize it, although many people chalk intuition up to superstition.  In Blink: the Power to Think without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell it talks about how intuition is not only valid but that everyone should listen to their intuition.  Keen intuition is the power that we possess to recognize and understand the true nature and significance of people, places, things, and situations. It helps us to look at life in a different light, and to open our minds to new opportunities. (more…)

Productivity Tools? Time Management Techniques? First You Need a Strategy: Slow Down FAST

In our fast paced life we seem to come up with fail proof techniques for productivity, but then it seems like our plates are so full we will never get to everything.  In today’s world the fast paced life is what most people strive for; thinking that that is what leads us to fulfillment, happiness and success.  We need to slow down and take the time to analyze everything in our lives and open our eyes to our choices, goals, possibilities, decisions, and questions such as ‘Am I really happy? Excited? Fulfilled?’  Slow down fast means that we stop to analyze our lives, take the time to appreciate what we really have and start living our life today and not tomorrow. (more…)