Monday Mindwash Archive

Overnight Success

Have you ever planted a seed in the ground and come back an hour later wondering why hasn’t it sprouted yet?  Where are the flowers and fruit? Nature is not a get-rich-quick scheme, though it can be a get-rich-slow process.  The good news is there will be riches, if...

Trust Me

Who comes to mind when you hear, “Give me all your money and everything will be okay” ?   If you said a robber at gunpoint or a financial advisor, you’re spot on. This minor unfunny joke aside, it does beg the question about how responsible we are about our own money,...

Journey of the Broke

Another day, another dollar.  Fighting the good fight. That’s the mantra of the many in the workforce.  There’s nothing wrong with hard work and everything right with it. The challenge is getting something worthwhile in return.  We’re told that the secret to success...

The Lonely Only

I’m a big boy now.  We are so proud when we can do things for ourselves.  It’s almost the main focus of growing up and becoming an adult.  While doing things for ourselves is great, we sometimes confuse it with doing things by ourselves.  What if it’s this solo...

Wonkavision

“There’s no such thing as a snozzberry.”   “We are the music makers.  The dreamers of dreams.” Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was quite the eccentric and psychedelic movie of the 1970s. It had action and suspense, a bit of drama, and lots of comedy.  It also...

Up In Smoke

Imagine that you’re invited to play a game.  Well, let’s say it’s a game but there’s no way to win.  You can only lose with the options being simply how you will lose.  Are you in? What if the wager were your life?  Like a cruel bet against the unbeatable laws of...

Identity Theft

How wonderful would it be to win the lottery?  We’d have millions of dollars and then we’d be rich, right?  Or if we can just get that promotion at work, we’d be more successful.  It surely feels right. We just need that chance, that opportunity. Instead, it just...

A Birthday Bash

Happy Birthday to you.  At least I hope it was happy.  A birthday without the happy is like every other day and not something we probably want to think about. Yet aren’t birthdays for many folks bittersweet?  Nobody really wants to get older, but we love being...

Sowing the Reaper

As you drive to work tomorrow, take a look around you.  You’ll probably see what I saw for 20 years as I was climbing the corporate ladder - you know, the one that was leaning on the wrong wall.  Frowns on faces, cars creeping along, dread in the eyes, and of course a...

Unfairy Tale

In the wealthiest country in the world, there shouldn’t be a lot of struggle.  You would expect that life would be pretty darn good for everyone. And for the most part it is.  Sure, we have our first-world problems like not being able to get Wifi at our favorite $5...

Participation Trophies

In our third generation since any real widespread adversity in our country, we find ourselves in a very comfortable spot.  Not only are we comfortable, but we strive to make our kids and grandkids just as comfortable. So much so that many have come to see competition...

Dollars and Nonsense

Money, money everywhere, but not a drop to drink.  If money were water, we’d be having a thirst crisis in the middle of the ocean.  How is it that we’re surrounded by an infinite supply of money yet it’s the number one thing we all stress about every day because we...

Derided Nations

There are many nations in this world.  Each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and the diversity we find is enough to make us awestruck.  But there are three nations in particular that are a blight to society. These nations subtract from our overall health,...

Crash Course

You’re on vacation, flying to your dream destination.  No kids, no worries. You were released from work on “probation” (you get two weeks each year) and you want to make the most of it.  Suddenly there is a loud bang and you hear the following: “This is the captain...

Be More A Parent

In our country and many other places around the world, we have the inalienable right to raise our own children.  In fact, we’ll be damned if anyone else will overrule our “home education” system. We created our children from scratch so we’ll shape them into the person...

Retox

With all the toxins in our world nowadays, it’s no wonder that the detox industry is a multi-billion dollar per year business.  We have chemical toxins, we have food toxins, we have skin toxins. All of which come with a big warnings and flashing lights to avoid them....

A Zodiac Thriller

What does the future hold?  Who knows, but if you can’t wait or want some guidance on how to prepare, there’s always your zodiac sign.  Astrology has an answer for you, but whether or not it’s the right answer is up to you. While many are still skeptical, could we...

Leggo My Ego

Doesn’t it always seem we’re surrounded by idiots in this world?  People that cut us off in traffic, are mean to us at work, and only seem to be out for themselves.  It’s not surprising then that our inclination is to guard our own, dominate our sphere, and to hell...

Jumbo Mumbo

When was the last time you said something nice to someone else?  How about a complimenting a stranger? It’s becoming a lost art in society to genuinely say something nice.  In a world of negativity, fake news, faker leadership, and high stress, is it any wonder why we...

Get Likey

We are in special times, where insulting and enraging others seems like a good idea, where the hard close is how you sell, and where you can be an a-hole and excel in government and politics.  There is a certain power in being pushy, arrogant, and narcissistic - short...

Acts of Filicide

We all know that our kids are our future.  We can even sing the Whitney Houston song about it.  They are our beacon of hope that tomorrow can be better than today.  That their life might rise higher than our own. If only they can avoid our mistakes and do all those...

Stop It!

Are you worried about having a job on Monday?  STOP IT. It won’t save your job. Are you severely concerned with what other people think about you?  STOP IT. They’re going to think it anyways. Are you freaked out about being able to retire?  STOP IT. It won’t put...

It’s only polite

There there, come here and cry on my shoulder. It'll be okay. Don't worry about it, it's bound to get better.  After all, we don’t want to be rude and point out anything that you may be doing wrong, just a quick pat on the back, a word of encouragement, and off we go...

Hope Less

When things aren’t going great, there’s always hope.  We hope we grow up well, end up in a good career, don’t have heartache, maybe even win the lottery.  Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t, but that doesn’t deter us from hoping for the best the next time....

Three degrees below zero

The American dream starts with the American education.  Everyone knows that if you want to get ahead, school is the answer.  Even past your required 12 grades, if you want to succeed, the obvious (or at least most common) choice is to go to college and get a degree,...

False Idols

He shoots, and he scores!  Your sports team just lost in the playoffs on a last-second shot by the other team.  Your heart is crushed as your season is now over.  You had such high hopes and this was going to be the year you’d make it all the way.  Now all that’s left...

Potential Negligence

Another day, another dollar.  Isn’t crazy how life just keeps going and we have to keep working just to tread water?  I suppose that’s just the way it is. You’re born, work hard, then die. If you get to have some fun in between, then that’s just bonus.  Hey, just suck...

Mental Obesity

Remember the last time you were wronged?  Someone did something that you didn’t like and it was so inexcusable that you vowed to hate them forever.  Hey, they probably deserved it anyways. Every time you think of them, you imagine how good it would feel to push a hot...

Flunk You

How great did it feel to graduate from school?  Like a huge weight was lifted off your shoulders?  Congratulations, now you don’t have to study, plan, work so hard, and report to anyone, right?  Nobody’s making sure you learn, do your homework, and best of all, asking...

Attack of the Killer Pencils

Isn’t it crazy how many things are killing us nowadays?  Gun violence, highway collisions, crime, poor health, drugs, and stress to name a few.  How can we possibly control these things and protect ourselves and our loved ones against these vicious culprits?   What’s...

Goal Digger

Let me ask you a question. What are you?  In one word, tell me what you are. It’s not so easy, is it?  So if someone boxed you up, slapped a label on you, and sent you packing, that wouldn’t seem right, would it?  You might be the first to say, hey wait a minute, I...

Excuse Me!

When you’re past your prime and bouncing your granddaughter on your knee one day, what will be your excuse as to why you never achieved the life you wanted?  Why you never won, or why you quit? Was it just too hard, not enough money, didn’t want people to think you’re...

In the Habit

Let me ask you a question:  Why are you doing? No, that’s not a typo.  Why are you doing?  While most people focus on what they’re doing, when was the last time you asked why you’re doing?  What if told you that 40%-45% of your life has already been determined for you...

The Silent Killer

This episode is dedicated to the silent killer.  It doesn’t make any noise - in fact, it’s characteristically silent.  It’s the lack of noise, the avoidance of responsibility, and the deferral of work.  It’s procrastination: putting off the important or less...

Broke as a Joke

It's often said that being broke sucks.  Is that even a revelation? I’ve been there, you’ve probably been there, and most people will spend the rest of their lives there.  It’s not fair, it’s not right, and it often seems as though there’s no escape. Yet some people...

A Cure for Title-itis

I’m a CEO.  She’s a Talent Acquisition Specialist.  They are 49th dan black belts. He’s an ABC LMT with an MBA and a PhD.  How proud do you feel when someone asks you what you do and you can answer with a C-suite title, really cool moniker, or your name followed by...

A Case for the Mondays

Why so glum?  Oh, it’s Monday.  That’s right.  Those gosh darn Mondays.  Ah, I got it.  I hereby proclaim today to be Sniffleday.  There you go, no more Mondays.  You’re welcome.  Now what, you’re still depressed?  So it’s not Mondays that suck, it’s your job you...

Your Worst Nightmare

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. These weekly episodes will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you?...

Spoiled Brats

  Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. These weekly episodes will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you?...

Stop being such a C* word

Take a seat.  Relax.  Kick back.  Isn’t that what life is about?   Don’t you want to be comfortable?  Certainly on the beach in Maui, drink in your hand, toes in the sand, that’s the place to be comfortable.  What about in business and life?   What if your comfort...

Affirming Psychopath

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. These weekly episodes will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you?  ...

20/20 Mindsight

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to cleanse our dirty minds, get some of the dirt out. This weekly blog will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you? Last episode...

Seeing isn’t Believing

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. These weekly episodes will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you?...

Time to Lose

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. This weekly blog will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you? This...

Be a Dummy

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. This weekly blog will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you? This...

New Year, but New You?

Welcome to the Monday Mindwash. We’re here to give our minds a little scrub, get some of the dirt out. This weekly blog will challenge your mind, body, and especially those beliefs you store within. Well, you don’t actually think they’re your beliefs, do you? This...

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