Posts tagged "motivational"

“A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” -Albert Einstein I absolutely love the above statement from Albert Einstein. The present is the only place where your life can happen. Not the past, not the future.  The present is also the only place where happiness and peace can […]

Have you ever wondered where your beliefs come from? They don’t just pop into your head out of thin air. The beliefs you have about anything in your life are created over a period of time through a consistent way of thinking. You could think of your mind as a big cave, filled with different caverns.  (Or […]

One morning some time ago, I was on a flight from New York to Nashville.  Standing in the row adjacent to mine was an attractive woman wearing sunglasses.  She was talking to two distinguished looking men who (as I overheard from their conversation) were from MCA Records.  I didn’t know exactly what they were talking […]

Anyone can tell you that one key to living a happy, successful life is having a positive attitude, especially during adverse times. I know that sometimes there just isn’t justification for all the unfortunate things that happen to us—but I also know that we all have what it takes to deal with misfortune. That is […]

  Have you noticed that some people manage to sabotage their success and destroy their chances at happiness by complaining and blaming outside circumstances for their unfortunate plight? Then there are those who seem to have every obstacle imaginable thrown in front of them and they move ahead, refusing to give up.  They take these […]

Last week at JFK airport, the place was packed.  Snow was inches deep outside and everyone seemed to be feeling stressed out. I was standing at the gate, waiting to board, when the airline announced that my flight was cancelled. (Oh gee, what else is new?) It was obvious that the guy in front of […]

Years ago I was watching a Barbara Walters special on television.  She was interviewing Johnny Carson, a man who greatly influenced me as a comedian. It was during his last year as the host of “The Tonight Show.” I turned my TV on 15 minutes in advance, just to be sure I didn’t miss a […]

We are living in a world that is moving at an amazing pace.  It is easy to get lost and misplace our feelings and values.  Most of us are conditioned to devote most of our waking hours on our jobs and professional goals leaving little, if any, time for other important aspects of our lives. […]

A few weeks after Kelly’s mother died, we were at a business lunch with some of the other speaking agents who book me around the country. I’ve known Kelly for years and I like her because she is a warm, energetic and unusually sympathetic person.  She was picking at her Caesar salad that day and […]