The Power of Expectations

Expectations matter. We are confident when we expect to do well.  We do poorly when we expect to do poorly. I get it. But that's not the half of it.  Expectations are so powerful they have made it possible for a blind man to "see." You've got all the smart kids (wink, wink) There was a point about expectations in the episode of This American Life titled "Batman" that blew me away. The program reviews a famous study by psychologist Robert Rosenthal.  Rosenthal had a theory ..

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Proximity Slant #2 — Being close to the action

In this second look at the power of proximity, we turn our attention to how you can leverage Napoleon's wartime success strategy in business and life. We'll learn that Napoleon's genius was his ability to have the big "aha moment" that let him see the path to victory.  Today's message:  if you want to have the big aha moment that reveals your path to success, you must be close to the action. [br] [br] Napoleon's approach to war was to get his army moving expecting to find opportunities and ..

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Intention? Maybe it’s…a Mystery

In my last post, a long six weeks ago, I shared some ideas under the title "Why Quantum Physicists Don't Fail, Suffer or Get Fat" a reference to three books by Greg Kuhn.  That post freaked me out.  I think that happened because I see its subject at the intersection of airy-fairy business books (Think and Grow Rich), Eastern philosophy, Self-Help (Wayne Dyer's Power of Intention), prayer (science and prayer in books by Larry Dossey) and...(drum roll)... religion. Intention — Airy Fairy, Quantum ..

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