Performance Articles

When is the best time to decide why you failed?

Just to cut to the chase – I have no magic bullet to share with you – I will just give you some overview of each approach, and a few pro/cons. As with most of our topics the approach you choose – should reflect the circumstances of the situation and your personal wiring. As always I am just trying to be sure you have more than one arrow in your quiver.


Head, Hip and Heart: A Trifecta Approach to Returning

Today numerous people and corporations promote the fact they are donating money to worthy causes. Don’t get me wrong this is great and there should be more of this charitable mentality but there is a smarter way to give back than just giving money away and results should be more than financial.


Are we as dumb as we think we are?

November 10, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment in fact.” – Mark Twain (1883) I have chosen to repeat a quote cited by the ‘star’ of this for reasons I trust will become apparent. Let...


How to get Intimate with Your Passion: Passion Part Two

August 28, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” – Nelson Mandela Having preceded this with one targeted at the limbic (emotional) part of your brain, I will now...


Words "success" and "passion" spelled out with green arrow pointing passion in path of success

The Feel and Sound of Your Passion Aroused: Passion Part One

August 22, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner  “We must act out passion before we can feel it.” – Jean-Paul Sartre I could have just as easily named this ‘Leadership’ but I thought I could attract more readers with what appeared to be a provocative title. At least until people read it and realized...


Gut Check: Do You Know What’s in Yours? Body & Brain Part 4

October 11, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “Death begins in the colon.” – Most agree that statement comes from a Russian scientist, Élie Metchnikoff, who won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908. If nothing else, it highlights (in a macabre fashion I admit) the importance of the gut, or second brain,...


Is Your Gut the Most Important Part of Your Brain? Body & Brain Part 3

October 8, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner “My guest, Dr. Michael Gershon, believes we have a second brain in the gut. I’ll ask him where he thinks the first one is.” – Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report Let’s start with a 30,000 feet perspective of another brain now, and in the next...


An Exercise in Risky Business: Body & Brain Part 2

October 6, 2015 ~ Written by: W.B. “Bud” Kirchner           “When you take risks, you are reminded in the most insistent manner that you have a body.” ~ John Coates Some would call this next statement a risk – but I wouldn’t: If the following doesn’t capture your attention around the...