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With the publication of my humorous children’s novel, The Annoying Ghost Kid (Robert Evans Wilson, Jr., 2011), I have had the opportunity to go into elementary schools and teach kids a game that...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Recently, a reader wrote me to suggest that rather than trying to encourage someone, a better way to motivate them is to issue a challenge. So, I felt challenged to write about it. Whenever I...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Recently I was asked by the sales manager of a company if I could reach his staff with a message he had been trying to “beat into their heads for months” (his words, not mine). He wanted me to...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
During the early 1980s, when I was a young man fresh out of college, I wanted to work in the advertising industry as a writer. I took the traditional approach and sent résumés with my three best...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
My title this month is a funny metaphor for a common opinion I saw written on a bathroom wall. The gist of the graffiti was that the first mouse must die springing the trap before the second one gets...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I noticed the training wheels on my son’s bike were no longer touching the ground. He was riding without them. “Let’s take those off,” I said. “No Daddy, I’m not ready.” “Sure you are; let’s give it...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
The next hatbox I pulled off the top shelf of the closet nearly tipped me off the ladder. It was the weight that surprised me; it was far too heavy for just a hat. As I regained my balance, I...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I bought a lottery ticket. I hope to win. That would be so cool, wouldn’t it? Do I think I’ll win? No. I fully understand the odds are against me. Then why did I buy one? I bought it because I’ve...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Twelve years ago, I phoned a prospective client I’d been courting for months. The last time we’d spoken, only a few weeks earlier, she expressed interest in my conducting a seminar for her company....
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
As you finish reloading your rifle, you realize there’s a lull in the fighting. There is no gunfire, no explosions, the screaming and yelling have subsided. After three hours of battle, it’s become...