Dark Psychology is the art and science of manipulation and mind control. While Psychology is the study of human behavior and is central to our thoughts, actions, and interactions, the term Dark Psychology is the phenomenon by which people use tactics of motivation, persuasion, manipulation, and coercion to get what they want. While working on my doctorate … Read moreDark Psychology & Manipulation: Are You Unknowingly Using Them?
But, there is one thing my boys love, and that’s camping. A couple of times a year I get the opportunity to go camping with my sons’ scout group. A couple of years ago when we first started attending these two-day adventures, I have to admit, I wasn’t thrilled. My attitude wasn’t right … Read moreHow You Can Increase Your Motivation Quality
Goals are great and they are certainly a scientifically proven method for achieving the outcomes we have in mind. But while goals help us focus on our desired achievements, they can easily become the very thing that keeps us from being truly successful in life. Don’t see me as a pessimist — I’m far from … Read moreThe Dark Side of Goals
A considerable amount of research has accumulated over the past decade on the topics of optimism and positivity. It is now very clear that a person’s level of optimism not only impacts his/her personal life, but there is solid evidence that a person’s level of optimism can actually predict his/her performance on the job. In … Read more5 Ways to Build a Positive Brain
Always connected seems to be our new reality. Mobile technology has given us more work flexibility and entertainment than we ever thought possible. Although convenient, it’s an invitation for continual disconnection to the important things in life. As people who want to impact the lives of others in a positive way, we must intentionally disconnect to … Read moreDisconnect to Connect
It’s evident that more people and organizations (both for-profit and non-profit) are becoming increasing interested in how to maximize energy. The reasoning is simple, the more energy a person has the more she or he will be able to fully engage in whatever activity is at hand. In our energy draining world, where many of … Read moreWhy Your Personal Energy Is So Important
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave. What will matter is not your success but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that … Read moreWhat Will Matter?
I had the opportunity today to ponder some of the most important questions in life. It’s not often any of us get a chance to take some time to think deeply about what really matters in life. Do yourself a big favor and find some quiet time, get a pen and paper and then answer … Read moreLife Defining Questions
This week has been fun, but exhausting. Anyone who has gone on vacation with 2 or more children is familiar with the hard work and frequent frustration found within this challenge. Fatigue, jet lag, too much sugar, and several full days of an adventure park (Disneyland in our case) creates a ripe environment for exhaustion … Read moreMotivating Yourself Through Adversity