Be Your Best Friend

“Oh, you’re my best friend…”  The lyrics of that song by Queen have been running through my mind lately.  Which is a much better choice than what usually cycles and recycles through my monkey mind at times.  I heard the song a few days ago, and it caused me to ponder: what if we truly were a best friend to …

Self-Esteem: The Story We Tell Ourselves

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-esteem, how it drives our behavior, affects our relationships, business success, and ultimately our happiness and sense of ease.  Another way to think about self-esteem is how we value ourselves.  How we think about ourselves can be global (all encompassing) or situational (I feel good about my work life and how I’m viewed, but …

Thoughts On Power

It was Baron Dahlberg-Acton (English historian, politician, and writer) who first coined the phrase,“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”   I’ve been wondering about the nature of power lately.  No, I didn’t go back and re-read Machiavelli’s treatise on power, nor did I review Sun Tzu’s Art of War.  But I’ve been curious about what I’m observing in …

Introverts, Extroverts and Science

Extroverts, Introverts, and the Brain’s Reward Center As an introvert, I’ve always been intrigued (and at times annoyed) by the ability/propensity of extroverts to talk as much as they do, especially about themselves.  Before I really understood how extroverts were wired, I used to think they were unusually self-absorbed.  However, it is just that extroverts process information more externally, while …