People Skills Category Archive

Just Frakkin Hug Me

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

When people offer me a handshake as we meet for the first time, I look at their outstretched hand so as to acknowledge it. Then I look up, smile, and give them a nice, warm hug. I don’t do this 100% of the time… but probably 95% of the time these days. The other 5% […]

30-Day Facebook Fast

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It’s been about 30 days since I quit Facebook, so I wanted to share an update on what that’s been like. Many others also quit the service last month, and many more are on the fence as to whether they should do the same. Here are some realizations I’ve had as a result of leaving […]

Subjective Relationships

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

“What is the primary goal?” “You should know, Professor. You programmed me.” – War Games Well… this 30-day trial of inspiration is absolutely amazing. I’m so far down the rabbit hole of subjective reality that I can perceive little else but rabbits now. And there sure are a LOT of rabbits down here! Today is […]

Living Subjectively

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Apparently there’s a lot of interest in this 30-day inspiration trial. My various e-inboxes have been surging with messages expressing support and curiosity. Many of them have to do with the subjective reality aspect of this trial, so that’s what I’ll address in this Day 6 update. Inception Let me get this out of the […]

Save $100 on CGW Through December 15th

Monday, December 14th, 2009

The $100 early registration discount for the next┬áConscious Growth Workshop expires at midnight on December 15th. This workshop will be held January 15-17, 2010 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Dozens of people have already registered, including many return attendees from the previous CGW, so it’s great to know that we’ll have another amazing […]

Social Networking: Rethinking Productivity

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Is online social networking largely a waste of time? Is it a form of idle entertainment that distracts you from more important things in life? Does it make any sense from a productivity standpoint to spend time on social networking sites, or is this just another form of online addiction? I began considering these questions […]

Speedhugging: How to Go From Zero to Hugs in Under 60 Seconds

Friday, October 9th, 2009

At the Conscious Growth Workshop last weekend, there were some social courage challenges designed to get people out of their comfort zones. One exercise involved going outside the workshop room and saying something silly to a stranger, such as “Can you tell me what year it is?” or “Which planet is this?” The sharing of […]

Free Speech in Online Communities: The Delusion of Entitlement

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Back in 2004 and 2005 when people asked me what I did for a living, I’d tell them I was a blogger. I got a lot of blank stares and invariably had to explain what a blog was. After that, people would lower their eyes, figuring that I was obviously on some ridiculous dead-end path […]

Man Transformation – How to Attract and Enjoy a Fulfilling Relationship

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

A few months ago I mentioned in our forums, on Facebook, and on Twitter that I was evaluating several relationship courses from David DeAngelo. If you aren’t familiar with his work, David DeAngelo is the pen-name of Eben Pagan, a man who achieved tremendous success creating and selling various courses (ebooks, DVDs, etc) about dating […]

Video Interview on Raw Foods, Social Support, and More

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Erin and I enjoyed another lovely visit from our raw foodist friends Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes-Monarch as they passed through Vegas yesterday before heading for Denver. At some point we decided to pull out our Flip cameras and do some interviews. Matt posted his interview with me today. We talked about some of my […]