We Know What Second Nature Is; What Is Your “First Nature?”​ And Why Is It Critical?

We’ve all heard of something being “Second Nature,” – a skill or habit someone does so well they don’t have to think about it. Walking, tying your shoes, riding a bike, brushing your teeth, speaking your language… are all second nature. So here’s my question… what is First Nature? When I first considered it I had an…

A Powerful, Rarely Practiced Use of Visualization

My wife is amazed that almost every time we go somewhere, on the busiest day, I get a great parking space. The kids even ask, “Dad, how do you do that?” It’s simple: I see it before I get there. And now I believe it will be there waiting for me because it’s happened so often. And nine times out of ten, it is. I imagine most of us have heard of visualization, where you picture the thing you want, exactly as you want it, and it comes to you, or has a greater likelihood of coming to you.

Succeed Anyway

Shortly after I became a professional speaker in 2001, one of my first speaking opportunities was doing a keynote and breakout session for a special group of high school technology students in Georgia. The interesting thing is the racial balance of the group. The largest group was African-American students, followed by hispanic, then white, and…