Lovers & Haters

“To escape criticism… do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~ Elbert Hubbard As a creator of any kind of content, the middle-ground is the dead zone. Getting lovers gets you haters. For the same reasons that you cause some to “love” you and what you do, you’re necessarily going to cause some to “hate” you andContinue reading “Lovers & Haters”

Three-Sixty-Self

Hard truth: People are self-centered more than they’re not. Everyone’s favorite subject is themselves; whether they admit it or not. **Think about it: you’re thinking about you and yours, much more than anyone or anything else, the majority of the time. Your day, your job, your money, your family, your friends, your food, your plans,Continue reading “Three-Sixty-Self”

“Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense

For years, I taught a college course called “Human Relations.” It was always my favorite class to teach because the content blended principles of communication and psychology, and was the inspiration for many of my Communichology™ concepts going forward. The course was often misunderstood at the outset by both students AND staff because the title is soContinue reading ““Human Relations”… not-so-common-sense”

Eighty-Five

Majoring in the minors; Minoring in the majors. It happens everywhere, much of the time. This is when people spend inordinate amounts of time focusing on stuff that matters least, at the expense of the stuff that matters most. This happens because it’s easier to avoid the bigger, harder issues at hand, and instead manageContinue reading “Eighty-Five”

Eighty-Four

There’s a lot of talk out there. A lot of noise. A lot of non-sensical bullshit being spewed by pseudo-intellects (or lower) attempting to disguise their opinions as facts. If that’s you, knock that shit off. Don’t confuse your strong feelings or personal certainty about some things as facts. Have the balls to admit that YOUR opinionsContinue reading “Eighty-Four”

Eighty-Two

In an impressive and heartfelt TED-Talk given on the price of shame and public humiliation, the notorious Monica Lewinsky says “the internet is the super highway for the Id” (as in Freud’s Id, Ego, & Superego personality structures). A very astute observation from arguably the most well-known, unknown of all time. The internet and social mediaContinue reading “Eighty-Two”