Stop Eating Marshmallows

In the 1960’s Michael Mischel, a research psychologist from Stanford University gave some 4- year-old children a marshmallow to eat. He then told them, that if they waited till he returned from an errand to eat the marshmallow they could have two marshmallows. Some of the children ate their marshmallow as soon as the researcher left the room. Other children waited a few minutes before eating their marshmallow. And about one-third of the children decided to wait, to delay gratification, control impulse, for a bigger reward. And here’s where the story gets interesting. Fast forward 15 years and the differences we see between the ones that waited to eat their marshmallow and the ones that didn’t wait are dramatic. The hold outs, the ones that delayed their immediate desires, were…
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Men Are Pigs and Other Fables

Men are pigs. That was Sally’s response to my third of five rapid-fire questions I asked her during an exercise that I use in our P3Orlando.com. seminar. The exercise explores how our beliefs and our results are tied together. Her response brought chuckles of laughter throughout the room. But beneath the laughter was Sally's truth. She had had way too many bad experiences with men in her life and as far as she was concerned - they were pigs. And that is where Sally’s problem lied. See, one of the goals Sally set for herself and the major reason she was taking the seminar was to have a successful relationship with a man and to discover the things that were keeping her from having that. If Sally truly wants a…
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Blast off! It’s launch time

Each one of us has a unique gift to bring to the world. For most of us that gift is never realized. It remains an untapped potential. Oh, for sure, we’ve thought about it, daydreamed about it, and fantasized about what it would be like to actually live it. Maybe we even took the risk to tell a few close friends about it, yet very few of us actually bring that unique gift to the world. Why is that? Because we have the desire but we don’t believe it’s possible. What if it was possible? To live the life you dream of. What if that was your life? You see just like you, I have been thinking about it, dreaming about it, and yes, even talking about it. And it…
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