Archive for September, 2008

15 sep

You’re Fired– Now What?

Looks like its going to be another week/month of more job layoffs and folks reconsidering their careers, especially in the financial sector.

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12 sep

New York Night

Last night I was out celebrating a friend’s birthday at Valbella on 13th Street here in NYC. Lovely restaurant.

While we were discussing the subject of whether we felt better about ourselves now or 10 years ago, the extraordinary, incomparable Michael Phelps walks in with a small entourage of friends. Although we tried to be discrete, you can’t exactly not notice him given his size.

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Posted by First 30 Days on September 12th, 2008 in Personal Stories | No comments

11 sep

Stopping the Cycle of Abuse

I read in the paper this week that the New York City Health department released a report on domestic violence in the city. Apparently, nearly half of the women murdered here are killed by an intimate partner (spouse, boyfriend or lover).

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09 sep

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Change

Last night I was at a book party here in New York for Kerry Kennedy’s new book, Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning.

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Posted by First 30 Days on September 9th, 2008 in New Directions | No comments

06 sep

How to Become a Change Optimist

Last week I did a podcast with a wonderful reporter, Allan Hunkin, who has interviewed some of the top experts in the life improvement space-folks like Jack Canfield and Robert Kiyosaki.

The focus was on sharing insights I had discovered from interviewing thousands of people going through change, and what I am witnessing more and more every day on our site.

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02 sep

The 9 Principles of Change (and How You Can Make Them Work For You)

People often ask how to make change easier in their own lives. They want to make a change, have tried it will varying degrees of success, but are still trying to figure out if there’s some magic formula to it all.

Of course, I can’t tell you a secret that will let you snap your fingers and make everything fall into place — but through my research and in conversations with experts and individuals alike, I’ve come up with 9 principles of change that seem to be true of all people who are good at navigating the twists and turns of life. Read them and see which ones apply to you, and which ones you may want to try and use more fully!

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Posted by First 30 Days on September 2nd, 2008 in New Directions | 1 comment Read related posts in