Are You, Too, Using the Wrong Litmus Test Everyday?

litmus_test  Most people use the wrong litmus test for the stories they tell as they imbue every person, place, thing, and experience with meaning and value.

Do you use this litmus test?  If you’re like most people, you invariably do because it reflects how most of us were taught our beliefs.

But you should stop using the wrong one and start telling stories according to a new litmus test that will serve you much better. Continue reading

How to Make Oprah Winfrey Wail and Gnash Her Teeth

Oprah  What is financial abundance?  What is wealth?

  • Having a vacation home in the mountains or the shore?
  • Taking a couple great vacations a year to the Caribbean?
  • Having no debt at all?
  • Owning a shiny new BMW?
  • Having a million dollars in the bank?

Would you call any of those “financial abundance”?  Perhaps, but if Oprah Winfrey woke up tomorrow with any of those things she might be tempted to jump out a tall window.  After all, if she “only” had that stuff in her life, instead of what she calls financial abundance, it would be a dramatic fall for her (and others with her levels of achievement).  Continue reading