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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Solving Problems II: The Dandelion Versus The Burning Building

posted by Joshua on June 30, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Tips

Yesterday I wrote about an alternative model for solving problems to the prevalent model that you need to find and solve their root causes to be effective. The alternative — the burning building model to solving problems — says that if you can think of something that will improve the situation, acting on it will[…] Keep reading →

Solving Problems I: The Dandelion Versus The Burning Building

posted by Joshua on June 29, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Freedom, Tips

Many people have a counterproductive yet common model for solving their problems. If you use it, you’re holding yourself back from a better life. There’s an alternative, however, which I’ll write about below too. The Dandelion Model I call it the “dandelion model” because it’s based on the idea that to get rid of a[…] Keep reading →

More belief-changing exercises

posted by Joshua on June 28, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Freedom, Tips

Continuing the theme on flexibility in your beliefs giving you freedom, contributing to your intelligence, and attracting people, I’ll continue about ways to increase that flexibility. Yesterday covered using a prevalent ad campaign to help develop non-judgmental acceptance of other people’s beliefs and changing your own. By the way, by accepting other people’s beliefs, I[…] Keep reading →

More changing your perspective

posted by Joshua on June 27, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Freedom, Tips

I’ll build on yesterday’s post on changing your perspective to make it easier to change your perspective with a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while. Airports around the world are full of an ad campaign that provide another great exercise in enabling changing your perspective. Flexibility in changing your perspective is one[…] Keep reading →

Change your perspective to change your perspective

posted by Joshua on June 26, 2011 in Awareness, Blog

Flexibility in changing your beliefs and perspectives is one of the more important skills in improving your life. It’s also a major component of intelligence, one psychologist told me. In my seminars and with clients, it’s one of the more challenging skills to develop, though easy with practice. Like most challenges, the way to master[…] Keep reading →


posted by Joshua on June 25, 2011 in Blog

Istanbul is amazing! People who know me know traveling isn’t my highest priority, but it can add so much to your life. American culture says so little about Turkey. I’ve been trying to think of mainstream cultural references to it but the main ones I could think of were the movies Midnight Express and Gallipoli.[…] Keep reading →

Leaders take responsibility

posted by Joshua on June 24, 2011 in Blog, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

One last behavioral trend to round out a few recent posts on behaviors that correlate with importance. The others were on leaders having the least stuff, being the least hurried, and the most common route to becoming CEO. People know this one, though they don’t always act consistently with it. Look throughout an organization. The[…] Keep reading →