Archive for August 2008

How Bloggers Can Get My Book for Free

If you have a blog, website, newsletter, or if you write for some other publication, you can get a free review copy of my new book Personal Development for Smart People — before the book hits the shelves on October 15th. This is a print version of the book (not an e-book), shipped to you…

Speaking in Tampa on October 5th

On Sunday, October 5th, I’ll be speaking in Tampa, Florida at Hay House’s I Can Do It! conference. This will be the same presentation I did in June at their Las Vegas conference, with improvements based on audience feedback. ICDI is a very popular self-help conference with thousands of attendees. I’ve been attending ICDI Vegas…

Can Spirits Help You Win at Gambling? A Las Vegas Field Test

If you haven’t concluded by now that I’m totally nuts, this post should push you over the edge. 😉 Several people have asked if I’m still able to connect with my recently departed friend Ron who died in a car accident on August 14th. The answer is yes. He’s been hanging around often. The connection…

The Sock

After I was arrested for grand theft in my late teens, I was stuck sitting in the county jail for a few days. My cellmate was another teenager who was there for possession of marijuana. We were both rather depressed, scared, and uncertain about what fate would befall us. Jail can be a gloomy place…

Lessons From Ron Lewison (1938-2008)

On Thursday a good friend and fellow Toastmaster named Ron Lewison was in a serious car accident. He was rushed to the hospital, but his injuries were too severe, including a broken pelvis and a punctured lung. Shortly after his family arrived, he passed away. He was 69 years old and is survived by his…

Playing the Money Game

It’s amazing how much time and energy people waste stressing over money, reacting to financial setbacks as if money is life itself. For my son Kyle’s 5th birthday earlier this month, he received the board game Trouble as one of his gifts. The game involves mostly luck plus a small amount of skill (easy enough…

Money and the Law of Attraction

It was really interesting to see the full spectrum of reactions to my last post about Coaching and Consultations. I expected this would be a polarizing post for some people, so the reactions weren’t surprising. On the one hand, some people said it was a mistake to charge $500 per hour because that price was…

Coaching and Consultations

In this post I’ll share my thoughts on offering formal coaching or consulting services. Many people have asked me about this since I started blogging in 2004. If you have no interest in this topic, you can safely skip this post. I’ve always turned down formal consulting requests because I didn’t like the idea of…

Raw Food Diet and Energy Gains

My last post regarding my raw food diet update spawned some questions about the energy gains. How can I tell that I’m really feeling more physically, mentally, and emotionally energetic and clear? What does that even mean? How do I know it isn’t just my imagination? Am I exaggerating the benefits? These are good questions.…