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Getting out of my comfort zone.
Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
I thought I was just trying to be funny, but I realized later that I was actually using Emotional Intelligence to communicate with my friend.
Arm yourself against manipulation with these handy tools.
What have been your turning points? Those significant changes that altered the course of events in your life. And, forevermore you regard life as: "Before This" or "After This."
Today we are inundated with lies, propaganda, and fake news by politicians, government, corporations, and the media. We need to protect ourselves. Here's how.
Without these factors a company will not be able to generate the stream of ideas they need to stay competitive.
I've found over the years that many people are confused about what "capitalism" is, as well as, what comprises the other types of economic systems. I've endeavored to simplify it.
After a rocky bush plane flight and a long canoe ride in the jungle, the Hollywood action hero was assigned a mosquito-netted cot and promptly put to work building baby cribs.
I share the antics of my overreacting neighbor, and how it led to my rescuing a wild animal (well, sort of).
I'd like to share a story of a time that I bullied someone, but it was unintentional and I didn’t realize I was being a bully until he told me.
My cousin had her DNA tested for ancestry. I looked into that 10 years ago, but it cost too much. She told me it had come down, so I acquired a test kit and sent in my sample.
I learned the true nature of politics when I ran for office in the student government of my college.
Which metaphor best describes how to approach life: swim upstream against the current or swim downstream with the current?
Does planting a flower garden reflect good mental health?
Have you ever wanted to do something for a very long time, but when the opportunity finally arrived you had second thoughts about it?
People have lost their trust in authority—but no worries—this is a good thing.
Your boss, your co-workers, your friends, and even your family don’t want you to be creative.
I recall my father telling me when I was a child, "Your freedom ends where my nose begins." My father was always saying funny things, so at the time I wasn’t sure if he was joking.
I tried to explain to him that there is a science to advertising. It’s not rocket science, but there are simple principles of psychology to be followed that insure an ad will work.
The world is a marketplace of ideas, opinions, and beliefs. What is the tipping point for any one of them?
I noticed some patterns among lucky people, what they consider to be luck, and in what seems to cause luck.
My purpose in writing this article is to ask everyone to notice how much we have in common. How we’re all motivated by the same things.
Here's how the negative emotion of envy can be harnessed for positive change.
The purpose of these exercises is to condition your mind to quickly make new connections or combinations between two or more existing items or ideas.
Sometimes our minds change the actual things we see to match our worldview.
My Dad passed away when I was 19; it was a loss that would deeply influence every aspect of my being a parent.
“There was this one time, when I was twelve years old, that I accidentally stole something. And, I probably shouldn’t be talking about it because I could still get trouble for it.”
Just because I won’t budge doesn’t make me stubborn. Throwing a hissy fit isn’t going to change me. Calling me stubborn is YOU being lazy.
A willingness to make yourself uncomfortable by considering contrary opinions will stimulate your ability to think more creatively.
When I used to beat myself up over failures. People would say, “Rob, you need to love yourself .” That sounded great, but the problem was I didn’t know what that meant.
He slashed the air like a sword fighter in a movie, “If anybody messes with me, I’m gonna cut ‘em good.”
Robert Wilson is a writer and humorist based in Atlanta, Georgia.
A monthly look at the various aspects of motivation from self-motivation to motivating others.