Entries by Brian Ahearn, CMCT®

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 […]

Why Should I Believe You?

My wife, Jane, is an awesome golfer! But, that wasn’t always the case. About 15 years ago she said, “I’m tired of people saying I have a nice swing. I want to get good scores! All I want for my birthday is money for golf lessons.”  Being the dutiful husband that I am, I gave […]

Remember Who You Are…Talking To Or About

If you watched The Lion King you may recall the scene where Mufasa tells Simba, “Remember who you are.” Today we need to be reminded, “Remember who you are…talking to or about.” American gymnast Simone Biles, one of the best-known athletes on the planet, made the decision to withdraw from the Olympics, the biggest stage […]

Misinformation, Censorship, and Big Tech

Discussions about misinformation, censorship, and big tech social media platforms have been prominent in the news lately. The convergence of the six-month anniversary of the January 6th Capitol insurrection, ongoing debates about the origins of Covid-19 in the Senate, and the Biden administration’s failure to reach the stated goal for national vaccination all play into […]

Even Superheroes Need the Power of Persuasion

When I thought about this week’s blog post I felt I’d run dry. I’ve been writing weekly for more than a dozen years. That’s a long time and it’s not always easy to come up with fresh ideas to write about.  No matter how much I pondered topics over the weekend, nothing jumped out. Then, […]