Archive for August, 2007

Choosing Beliefs

Posted on August 25th, 2007 in Personal, Resources

Wikipedia defines “Choice” as follows: Choice consists of the mental process of thinking involved with the process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one of them for action. Some simple examples include deciding whether to get up in the morning or go back to sleep and selecting a given route to make […]

What’s the Difference Between Distress and Eustress?

Posted on August 19th, 2007 in Personal, Resources, Reviews

I am currently reading a great new book by Timothy Ferriss (that’s “Ferriss” with 2 r’s and 2 s’s by the way) called The 4-Hour Workweek – Escape 9-5, Work Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Crown Publishers 2007). Here’s the link to Tim’s website. Tim has a lot of interesting things to say, but […]

What’s the Difference Between a Problem, a Challenge and an Opportunity?

Posted on August 9th, 2007 in Personal

The Microsoft Encarta College Dictionary that sits on my desk in my office defines “Problem” as a “difficult situation, matter or person;” “Challenge” as “an invitation to compete in a fight, contest, or competition;” and “Opportunity” as “a chance, especially one that offers some kind of advantage.” It also says that an opportunity is a […]

What is a peacemaking attorney?

Posted on August 4th, 2007 in Personal

“What is a peacemaking attorney?” Someone asked me that question the other day, and I was drawn to my own personal experience as an attorney. When I started practicing law some 27 years ago, I thought of myself as a modern day gunslinger or “hired gun.” As a hired gun, I was using the law […]