Are you selling or helping?

Our June 24th Post was titled: “It was a great party, until…” (review post here) It attracted some thoughtful comments. My friend Rob submitted this comment: “People who advertise without connecting to the group are just another version of spamming....
80% of your success? Answer inside!

80% of your success? Answer inside!

Free-writing is the ticket when you don’t know what to write or if your feeling stumped, blocked or rusty about what to say. I’m doing it right now because I’ve been on-the-road with a full schedule, have not been blogging for a while, and had no...
Recovery! Is it a good thing?

Recovery! Is it a good thing?

Some people like being in a recovery group.  Perhaps it’s because participants can talk about issues and others listen and that feels good. Some people have no interest in being in a recovery group. Perhaps they think that it focuses on problems instead of...
Another Lecture?

Another Lecture?

As a professional speaker I can give a lecture. But success in this area can get in the way. The best teaching occurs when I ask good questions and facilitate discussion. Telling people what to do may seem faster but I suspect the slower communication of dialogue and...
Revelation – and the light goes on!

Revelation – and the light goes on!

I actually get new ideas and breakthroughs as I’m teaching my classes. I call it revelation. I feel a bit like Einstein, who got revelation and breakthrough ideas along the way. He didn’t have computer or a laboratory he just allowed himself to think and...