The Dog Star: Are You A Puppy?

Tweet (The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) A contractor is replacing all of our bluestone around the house with a stamped concrete. (Bluestone is dreadful. It’s attractive but splits, splinters, buckles, and calls you names. The installer didn’t know what he was doing, the repair guy was a disaster, and the third guy didn’t even return …



DASM: Shell Game

Tweet Dumb-ass, stupid management: I would advise all of you, in a competitive market, not to use Shell gasoline or credit services. I’ve been a Shell customer since 1986—it says so right on my credit card. My credit limit has never been changed by Shell. It’s about $600. Every month for over a quarter century, I’ve paid my bill in full. Today, I have two vehicles that cost about $100 each to fill, and a third that costs about $80. …



Acting Studio

Tweet The JW Studio 7456 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (310) 659-9565 info@dghfilms.com theJWstudio About the JW Studio The JW Studio is an actor training studio of the highest caliber. Under the direction of Jason Weiss, the Studio is an innovative environment where professional actors hone their craft, develop their skills, and reach the highest levels of individual success. Through advanced scene work and intense personal exercises, actors at the JW Studio expand their own personal boundaries and forge new …


Guest Column: Embracing Your Past to Succeed

Tweet To Succeed in Consulting, Embrace Your Past By Dorie Clark The following post is adapted from Dorie Clark’s new book from Harvard Business Review Press, Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future. She is a graduate of the Million Dollar Consulting® College. Most of us don’t start out as independent consultants. Maybe we worked for a larger firm, or began our careers in another industry altogether. So when it comes time to launch our practices, it can be …


New Book by Shawn Kent Hayashi

Tweet Shawn is in my Super Coaching Program, and this is her latest book: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Publicity Contact: Ann Pryor, Senior Publicity Manager Ann_pryor@mcgraw-hill.com 212.512.3578 CONVERSATIONS THAT GET RESULTS AND INSPIRE COLLABORATION Engage Your Team, Your Manager, and Your Peers to Take Action By Shawn Kent Hayashi Global expert Shawn Kent Hayashi has helped people in every kind of industry view others as resources and not roadblocks. Her research has revealed secrets that will enable you to stop living …


Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 3/25/13

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

Tweet March 25, 2013—Issue #183 This week’s focus point: In my coaching program, we keep a journal of every session so that the client and I can both trace progress. On AlansForums.com we can easily see when various threads were originated. Some people make rapid progress, others are asking the same questions and sighing the same sighs months later. We will be the exact same person we are today in five years, EXCEPT for the choices we make in the …


USS Forrestal

Tweet While redecorating my library I came across a model kit I must have had for 15 years without realizing it. So over the past two months I put it time now and then on building the Forrestal. This was the lead ship in its class (Saratoga, Ranger, Independence). It was the first carrier built specifically for jet aircraft, the largest in history at her launch. She was active from 1955 to 1993, and was berthed here in Newport for …


Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Tweet I was reading where Wayne Gretzky claimed he was successful because he skated to where he thought the puck would be, not where it was. In warfare, people firing at planes from the ground were taught to “lead” the plane and fire ahead of its path. Quarterbacks throw the ball so as to “lead” the receiver in many cases. I had Bentley out for his daily fetch practice, and I decided to try something new. I noticed that he …