Most smokers want to quit, but how many do?

Today the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released a report showing that about 69% of smokers wanted to quit in 2010. That’s actually good news! The bad news? Only 6.2% succeeded. To me, that shows the incredible power of smoking. A report like this is both frustrating and inspiring. Frustrating because so many … Read more

Men at Work and the vegemite sandwich

This past weekend, my wife Holly and I went to Cost Plus World Market. They carry furniture, home items, and food from around the world. As I browsed, I saw a jar labeled “Vegemite. Concentrated yeast extract. Proudly made in Australia since 1923.” Eureka! When I was a teen, Men at Work was a popular … Read more

Part 2: Breaking through means higher energy (matchmaker)

What was my breakthrough? I’ve become a matchmaker. And no, I don’t mean setting people up on dates. Let me explain. A few months ago, I attended a business networking event at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco, because I felt that my networking had stagnated. Most of these events feel like drive-by-networking, with … Read more

San Francisco Giants use hypnosis

People from the San Francisco Giants quit chewing tobacco through hypnosis. Wouldn’t it be great if more people in baseball used hypnosis for this? Here’s the link from the San Francisco Chronicle.  

Breaking through means higher energy

A good friend emailed me just yesterday asking if I was okay. Why the worry? We hadn’t spoken for a while, and he saw that my last blog post was many months ago. Well, I was a bit embarrassed that I had waited so long to post to my blog. So I emailed him back … Read more