After a fresh reading of John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules,” I have pledged to treat my brain better. In my list of favorite books, I mentioned that Medina’s book could be the owner’s manual for the brain. Medina has 12 rules for your brain, and here’s what they are: 1.Exercise boosts brain power 2.The human brain evolves 3.Every brain is wired differently 4.We don’t pay attention to boring things 5.Repeat… Read More »Daily RICHual #51: A Week of “Brain Rules”
In this time of social distancing, some of us have taken to reading. SO, just in case you might need a recommendation or two (or more) here are my twenty favorite books of all time. This was tough, by the way, because I like A LOT of books. Now, understand that I do not read mysteries, romance, sci-fi or most any fiction. I mostly read non-fiction/get better at what you do… Read More »Social Distancing? Books, Books, Books! My Top 20.
It was Meister Eckhart who said, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has – as opposed to a consumer-oriented emphasis on what one wants or needs. And, best of all Gratitude works four ways:
Someone once said, “what you focus on expands, so focus on what you want not what you don’t want.” In work and in Corona land, if you focus on panic, panic will be the result. Einstein said “The most important decision you’ll ever make is whether you decide to live in a Universe that is supportive and friendly or one that is hostile and unkind”. If you see it as… Read More »Daily RICHual #44: What you focus on expands…
Mr Miyagi said, “Focus Daniel-son.” Now, this was great advice if indeed Daniel-son knew how to focus. Want great results? Focus. Want to be your best? Focus. So , what is focus? Dr Jim Loehr in a fantastic book written ages ago called Athletic Excellence said, “We have the right focus when what we are doing is the same as what we are thinking.” Simple, right? Actually NO. Not so… Read More »Daily RICHual #43: Focus
Empathy, according to experts like Simon Sinek, Gary Vaynerchuk and Oprah is what is called a soft skill. Soft skills—like awareness, empathy, and the ability to connect — refer to personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. Empathy is ones ability to understand how another person feels, to be able to walk a mile in their shoes. Do you know how your client/customer feels,… Read More »Daily RICHual #42: Empathy
With the widespread concern for the coronavirus, the DailyRICHual has decided to celebrate individual characteristics and traits that will not only get you through this crisis, but also help you be better at any endeavor you may choose. We begin today with patience. Gary Vaynerchuk said, “The single biggest trait you can develop as an operator, entrepreneur, friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, daughter, husband, co-worker, or employee is patience.”
If you are like me, even a little bit, you are inundated with the latest technological advancements to the point of being a) confused, b) overwhelmed, c) tired of the speed of the merry go round, or d) all of the above. As we await the coming of the iPhone 27, OS 24, Microsoft 52 and the third version of everything in the last twelve months, how do you (I)… Read More »Daily RICHual #40: What Update?
You see it on the Sunday night poker challenge, you see it in Casino Royale. At the peak moment of the game, someone risks everything and goes “ALL IN!” They’re putting all the chips they have out in the pot and just, simply, going for it. This concept, thought by some to be admirable, is thought by as many or more, to be absolutely crazy. Then there is the small,… Read More »Daily RICHual #38: All in
As I was watching The Maltese Falcon for the umpteenth time Sunday, I anxiously awaited the “showdown” scene between Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) and Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor). After a rough and rocky relationship (both business AND personal), Spade let’s her know that he’s turning her in for murder, even though he loves her. “I hope they don’t hang you, precious, by that sweet neck. Yes, angel, I’m gonna send… Read More »Daily RICHual #37: Sam Spade and the One Liner