The TIME framework of leadership

The TIME framework of leadership

A few years ago, in my search for a better way to define leadership, I stumbled on the work of international leadership strategist Nikos Mourkogiannis. In his book, titled  “Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies“, he talks about the TIME framework...
How to Treat Constipation Without Using Medications

How to Treat Constipation Without Using Medications

Constipation is something that I frequently treat in my clinic. People of all age groups can suffer from constipation. From newborns to the elderly, no one is immune to constipation. However, as we grow older constipation becomes more common. Constipation in older...

In a Conflict, Who Should Initiate Reconciliation?

I teach a course on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution at Austin Bible Institute. Something I’ve taught for years is that, in a conflict resolution, the stronger party has the moral obligation to initiate reconciliation by going to the weaker party to initiate...
Opportunity Comes in Waves, Get Ready To Surf

Opportunity Comes in Waves, Get Ready To Surf

Bill Gross, the founder of Idealab did a study. Idealab has started over a hundred companies. Many of them have been billion-dollar successes and others have failed miserably. He wanted to find out what was the single biggest reason why startups succeed. Why do some...
How to Develop any New Habit

How to Develop any New Habit

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”Aristotle Here is what I have discovered is an effective strategy for developing a new habit, no matter what the habit is. You may want to develop habits that will allow you to become slim on...
Idea Meritocracy and Radical Transparency at Work

Idea Meritocracy and Radical Transparency at Work

In this article, I will share with you how radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making is a way to create a company where the best ideas win. And these principles aren’t limited to companies or the workplace alone. They are perfect for creating families...
Prevent Divorce by Doing this One Thing

Prevent Divorce by Doing this One Thing

We all know that divorce is an epidemic. We know the statistics that say that about 50% of marriages end in divorce. In many places now, people avoid marriage and simply cohabit to avoid divorce. Many divorce filings in court cite irreconcilable differences as the...
How Halle Berry Stays Slim Fit

How Halle Berry Stays Slim Fit

For several years now, I’ve been helping my patients lose weight, keep it off, and increase their health overall. Besides my extensive research and training in the area, I’ve been the guinea pig and tried all of the principles that I teach my patients. I...
How will people remember and evaluate you?

How will people remember and evaluate you?

I just went through completing over 20 different evaluations for faculty members that have taught me on rotations for the last several months. I was a little late in getting to some of these evaluations and so it had been many months since I worked with some of these...
What is wealth? The Four Dimensions of Wealth

What is wealth? The Four Dimensions of Wealth

I want to be wealthy. I lived much of my early life poor and I would love to create some a significant amount of wealth so that I can use it to leave a huge impact on the world. How about you? Do you want to be wealthy? We live in a society where different people hold...
Two Inner Voices from Two Natures

Two Inner Voices from Two Natures

The Conflict of Two Natures We all hear inner voices. Some people may call it self-talk. How we treat these inner voices plays a big role in how our lives turn out. You can break them into the negative and positive voices or good and evil voices or however makes sense...
Savor your food

Savor your food

A lot of my practice involves counseling people who are struggling with overweight and obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. Something that is obvious in these amazing people is that they don’t have good eating habits. Something very easy that I teach them, that...

What do you want to do when you grow up?

Recently, I asked one of my 3-year-old patients. “Jamie, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A pig, I wanna be a pig”, she said smiling broadly, and very proudly. “Huh? A what?” I queried. Her mum who had burst into laughter...
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