Blogging takes me more time

When I was 12 years old, I had been taking piano lessons for six years.  I was still playing at an early intermediate level.  My parents, finally wearied of nagging me to practice each day.  They allowed me to quit.  “He must have other strengths,” they said. Why did I make no progress?  Many years […]

Can YOU change the world?

Did a teacher ever make you feel ashamed?  Did anyone ever tell you to “just get motivated,” so you could learn faster, or pay attention better? Stephen Spielberg was a lazy student. At least that’s what his teachers thought.  In reality, he had dyslexia. He took two years longer than his peers to learn to […]

How can I meet a guy or girl who isn’t crazy?

How can you avoid getting involved with someone who is clearly not right for you?  Today we answer this question from a reader. First, a review of this blog’s purpose.  The purpose is to teach people how to overcome their challenges, so they can teach themselves how to be successful.  The purpose is to build […]

You are a little crazy, and that is good

Today I address a sensitive topic:  ADHD. They call it Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  But I don’t like the word disorder.  You are not broken.  You just process differently.  In a good way.   Maybe not the way your boss at work understands.  But in a good way. I hope you realize ten things Dr. […]

Are You Lazy?

In 2010, I read a book called Cognitive Surplus.  The author, Clay Shirky (NYU), posited that modern technology has offered us an incredible luxury: free time. Unfortunately, we spent that luxurious time watching Gilligans Island.  Now we spend our time watching funny cat videos on Youtube, arguing politics on Facebook, and sending idiotic pictures of ourselves through […]