Lesson #52: Become a better listener.

Lesson #52: Become a better listener.

Dogs know who we are underneath the smile (whether it’s forced or natural), designer skinny jeans, perfectly quaffed hair, and manicured nails. They know who we are as energy, and possess the ability to understand and feel emotion (a potent form of energy). When...
Lesson #35: Let me know when I’ve done a good job!

Lesson #35: Let me know when I’ve done a good job!

While we shouldn’t rely on others to form our personal identity, it just feels good to know when we’ve done good. Praise. Approval. Applause. A smile. A note of thanks and appreciation. A tip of the hat. An awesome review. High five. A hug. An...
Lesson #32: Be a leader, not a boss.

Lesson #32: Be a leader, not a boss.

As a social species, every squad of humans, whether it be in the form of: a group of employees, a military unit or family, needs a “Leader”. A Manager or Supervisor. Sergeant. Colonel. General. Chief of Staff. Parent or “Head of Household”....
Lesson #31: Timing is everything.

Lesson #31: Timing is everything.

Part of our human experience is to gracefully and consciously work towards mastering the art of our timing: raising a point with our boss, sharing with our loved one, the appropriateness of a joke, working with our dogs. All examples of how timing is, indeed,...
Lesson #28: Be sure to stop and smell the roses.

Lesson #28: Be sure to stop and smell the roses.

What a great reminder. We live in a culture and society that’s continuously reinforcing the belief that no matter what we do, it’s “not enough” and “more is better.” Gadgets and services are marketed to us to help us do more, do...