Category archive - Thought Provoking

Alternate Endings: The story of our lives

People Grid-PhotoGrid_1403019703991Remember that final scene from the movie Pretty Woman? Where Richard Gere pulls up in that white limousine with flowers in hand like the knight in shining armor? Julia Roberts hears the beeping horn, pokes her head through the window to see him downstairs. He proceeds to climb the ladder on the side of her tower (apartment) and with orchestral music in the background; they proceed to give each other the kiss of life right there on that ladder. Remember that???? (Julia Roberts literally put our hearts in her pocket from that movie.) Read more

Don’t Pre-Qualify your lead – Pt 2 (The effects on you and the other person)

Quote - Instagram -IMG_20140603_090744So last week, I published Don’t Pre-Qualify your lead. Pt 1… A good read for everyone but a MUST READ for singles.  If you have not read it, I suggest you do before you continue because while you will get a lot from this post, I have purposefully written this particular post as a continuation piece so I promise that you will get even more from it if you just stop right now, right here, click the link and start by reading Part 1 first. Read more

Don’t Pre-Qualify your lead

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If you have ever worked in sales for more than a month and received training, you have probably heard this before. Don’t pre-qualify your lead.

What exactly is a lead? What does it mean to pre-qualify a lead? And what the heck does that have to do with relationships? Read more

You may need one…NOW

IJMm-app-icon-logoIt’s an interesting place. Shortly after you get there, they tell you to take off your clothes, they give you something more “appropriate” to wear and show you to a private room where they ask you to lay down on the bed and wait. Sometimes there is music and sometimes there is not. The bed is just ok but not so comfortable. Shortly after, someone walks in, looks at you and smiles as they take a quick glance at your body. You manage to smile as you wonder what will happen to your body. Read more

New LIFE Resolutions – Part 3: The Paradigm Shift on Resolutions

New Year ResolutionOver the last couple of years, I have had a major paradigm shift when it comes to New Year Resolutions.I have asked myself some very deep questions and have tried to have a very honest conversation with myself. I have asked questions like:
-Why is it that people fail so miserably at goals they set for themselves even when they know that failure at those goals means continued self destruction?
-Why is it that we give up on our goals when the going gets tough?
-Why do New Year Resolutions fail so quickly…What does it take to have successful new behavior goals? Read more

How do you SMELL?

How do you affect peopleYou’ve seen that movie. Someone is on the run …running through the forest, dodging trees and shrubs. Out of breath, bends over to suck in some oxygen and then continues to run. A few hundred yards behind that person….the pursuers…led by dogs. Dogs that are tracking the scent left behind by the fleeing runner. The pursuers can’t see the runner… but the dogs can still smell him or her.
Usually, the pursuers give the dog something that belongs to the runner and they let the dog smell that shirt, car, glove or whatever, and that becomes a recognizable scent. Read more