Entries by Brian Ahearn, CMCT®

When Civility Goes So Does Conversation

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk recently announced his intention to move Tesla’s headquarters from California to Texas. When asked if it had anything to do with an article, “Tesla Moved its HQ to Texas Following Explicit Offer from California Assemblywoman,” his response was, “Exactly.” Lorena Gonzalez, the assemblywoman in question, tweeted “F*ck Elon Musk,” […]

Will You Listen for a Change?

“Will you listen for a change?” That phrase can be interpreted several ways depending on who it is talking, the tone of voice, the situation, history between the people, etc. In this instance, I don’t mean it in some angry, “You never listen to me,” way. No, my intention is this; sometimes a willingness to […]

Quarterly Newsletter

Have you ever been on an airplane that’s just about to land when suddenly the pilot gets on the intercom and says, “We’ll have to circle the airport until further notice because of storms in the area.”? If you’ve ever had that happen after a long flight, when all you want to do is get […]

The Influencer – Another Sneak Peek

My next book, The Influencer: Secrets to Success and Happiness, is with my editor and on track for release later this year! Below is another sneak peek for your enjoyment. In this chapter the protagonist, John Andrews, learns about the principle of unity in an unexpected way that helps it drop from his head to […]

Revisiting Racist Tendencies

Six years ago I wrote an article called I’m Racist, You’re Racist, Everyone is Racist. Sadly, race relations have grown worse since that post appeared in August 2015. With all that’s going on in our country, and around the world, I thought it would be good to revise and repost that article.  I realize the […]

Odds are 1 in 275,000

What would you think if I told you had a 1 in 275,000 chance of really knowing all that’s going on with you? According to science your subconscious processes about 11 million bits of information per second. Wow! On the other hand, your conscious brain only processes about 40 bits of information during that same […]

Letting Go Of Expectations

If you read last week’s blog post, Frankie Says Relax, then you know Jane and I spent a week in North Carolina. We stayed in a small cottage on the beach. The opportunity came up unexpectedly at the beginning of August when a friend told me his beach house was available the last week of […]

Frankie Says Relax

Frankie Says Relax was an icon song in the early 80s by the English band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. I’m taking Frankie’s advice this week as Jane and I spend time at a beach house in North Carolina. It’s our first vacation, just the two of us, in three years. What’s my idea of relaxing? […]

The Influencer – Sneak Peak!

I’m still hard at work on book #3, The Influencer: Secrets to Success and Happiness. I was shooting for an October release but based on feedback from pre-readers I’m reworking parts before getting it to my editor. I’m still confident that it will be available by year-end. (The perfect Christmas gift? LOL) The book follows […]

Reflections of a Recovering Perfectionist

I don’t always enjoy getting feedback. I bet most people reading this don’t like it either. It would be great to sail through life doing everything perfectly but that’s not reality. Although I don’t always enjoy feedback, I’ve learned to embrace it. In my case, feedback stings because I used to be a perfectionist.  Quick […]