During shelter-in-place, some people learned to bake sourdough, some turned their living rooms into gyms and others found solace binge-watching true crime. If you jumped on that bandwagon and watched too many hours of TV to count, you may have noticed that Mensa pops up fairly often in the tales being told. Obviously, being a genius and a serial killer do not go hand in hand, but the term “evil mastermind” does ring a bell. [...]
Have you ever been so immersed in a movie that you find yourself riding an emotional rollercoaster with the characters as their stories unfold? Whether or not you’ve experienced the same situations as the characters, by putting yourself in their shoes, you demonstrated the innate ability to understand their feelings and actions. This is empathy shining through. As humans, we have the ability to be empathetic, and the movie industry uses this to its advantage. [...]
Hollywood is doing it all wrong. How many horror movies have they churned out, where on a dark and stormy night, the heroine runs right into danger (in sky-high heels, of course) and chaos ensues until the unlikely hero swoops in, saves her and defeats the villain? They both ride off into the sunset, looking picture-perfect, and live happily ever after. Too many. We think Hollywood is missing out on a surefire formula for a [...]
When I first heard the word “podcast,” it brought to mind an image of a happy green alien zooming around outer space in a little pod-shaped spaceship. As he dodged shooting stars and comets and whipped in circles around the moon, I caught glimpses of Earth far, far away in the distance. Obviously, real-life podcasts have nothing to do with aliens or outer space unless, of course, that’s the topic du jour. But there are [...]
I remember as a kid, feeling excited as I packed my backpack the night before the first day of school. I had butterflies in my stomach and I would jump out of bed early the next morning with a level of energy that would have shocked “summer” me. Of course, a few months into the school year and I was already dreaming of the lazy summer days that I had left behind. So why is [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.