This Student needed a Wingman

I’ve decided it’s time for me to learn to write. Not write at the level where friends consider me a good writer, but at a level where even crazy busy people read my stuff. Because it’s worth reading. I ramped up my writing effort by hiring Lindsey Hadwin as my writing coach/editor/wingman. The Student Wasn’t Ready To explain hiring Lindsey, let’s travel back 35 years to the day I launched my career as a rock-and-roll star. Having completed my BA degree,my parents graduation gift ..

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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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Sick & tired? Try green smoothies!

For decades, I've experienced a major energy dip in the mid afternoon.  Sometime around 2:00 or 3:00, I'd start yawning.  Since my diet has always been lousy and my relationship with green vegetables has always been distant, there's never been much of a mystery about why I'd have that dip/crash.  But I'm not very good at giving up the foods I enjoy, so I crash and dip and crash my way through the week. That changed this summer. I discovered the solution thanks to prodding or inspiration ..

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