I opened my email yesterday and lo and behold, what did I find but a question from someone claiming to have read The Performance Principle (available now at a bookstore near you!) At first I thought it must be spam, but then I read through it and found that whoever wrote it made enough reference
People who make jokes about four-part trilogies may in fact be attempting to distract from how much they can blabber on…but regardless, I appreciate the investment you made to get this far (my darling wife) and I promise to attempt to wrap up this particular commentary without resorting to the crutch of the five
Perseverance is a virtue, right? Or is that patience…or persistence..or maybe it’s none of those, but in any case, here we find ourselves at post #3 on avoidance behaviour and how this relates to my reluctance to write these things. I know, I know, if you’ve actually gotten through the first two posts on
Where did last week’s cliff-hanger-of-a-blog leave us? Ah yes, with the idea that a significant driver of what we do is the avoidance of negative consequences, rather than the bliss associated with striving to achieve greatness. And although it is widely accepted that providing a reward is the best way to encourage a behaviour, providing
What if I what I write sucks? What if what I write is great, but nobody ever finds it, and so it goes unread? What if what I write doesn’t exactly suck, but nobody wants to read it anyway? Nobody knows the exact number, but there are an estimated 150 million blogs out there, with
Strangely, after the number of words that needed to be written, re-written and re-written again in the process of getting The Performance Principle together and published, I find myself short of words to say about its arrival. Being a man and all, I can’t claim to understand just how hard it is to give birth.