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Happy Democracy Day!

October 31, 2012

With the US presidential election coming up, I’ve being thinking a lot about voting. Well, not about my actual vote, as I am not a US citizen and therefore can’t vote anyway. I occupy myself with trying to figure out why other people vote for the candidates they do.
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How Randomness Rules Your Life

September 19, 2012

You know by now from reading my posts—and I deliberately repeat myself here—that it is crucial for your success in life and business to know about your brain and understand how it works. As I have said before:
Our brain is capable of greatness but hardwired for survival.

Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Your Brain

May 31, 2012

When it comes to your success in life and with change attempts, you now understand (from my newsletters) that it is beneficial to know your brain and understand how it works. There is just one big problem:
Our brain is capable of greatness but hardwired for survival. Read More >>

Is It Time for a Change?

March 29, 2012

If you’ve been subscribing for a while, you know that I like to share processes you can use to experience coaching and to generate insights or even changes. This month I’m providing a tool from Gestalt Therapy that I use for myself and for my clients; it is for measuring satisfaction in different areas of your life. Read More >>

The #1 Killer of Change Attempts: Time Confusion

June 10, 2011

In my last post, remember how I tried to inspire you to “brainwash” your brain for your personal spring cleaning? Here is another reason why you should do that regularly. When you consciously set goals for yourself to change something, your subconscious mind needs to support that. Otherwise, you’ll drive your “car of change” with one Read more>>

Spring-Cleaning Urges

May 15, 2011

Finally spring arrived here in Michigan, and during our family stroll through our neighborhood after lunch yesterday, we noticed that about one third of our neighbors had their garage doors open and their driveways piled up with stuff from them. “The sun brings it to the light” we say in Germany, and in spring most Read more>>

What a Car Ad Can Teach Us About Change Management

February 9, 2011

Since Super Bowl Sunday I have a new morning ritual when I turn on my PC: I watch a very inspirational special video to start my workday with high spirits. Before you click on the YouTube player below, please stop and answer the following question: When you hear the city name Detroit, what comes to Read more>>