Archives: Personal Development


The Power of Detachment

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (41)

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Detachment is an incredibly powerful tool that I wish I had understood much earlier in life. There are many things from which you can detach yourself, and one of the most important is the habit of judging people, actions, and circumstances as being right or wrong, good or bad. When you are constantly classifying, labeling, […]

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Concentrate on Concentrating

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)

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When I finished revising and updating Winning Through Intimidation, I felt pretty confident that there were no glaring errors in the new edition.  After all, I had done about twenty-five drafts of the rewrite. Nevertheless, I thought to myself, “Hmm … seems I’ve been here before.”  Meaning, every time I’ve finished a book, I felt […]

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One Egg or Two?

Posted on April 25, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (27)

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I think it was Groucho Marx who used to tell the joke about a guy standing on a street corner and repeatedly hitting himself over the head with a hammer. A fellow comes along and asks him why he’s inflicting such pain on himself, to which he replies, “Because it feels so good when I […]

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Aaron Hernandez’s Wrong Turn

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (37)

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Not since O.J. Simpson has an NFL star player created such a media stir as the now deceased Aaron Hernandez. Of course, there are major differences between both their personalities and their crimes. We know without question that O.J. violently hacked and stabbed to death his ex-wife and Ron Goldman with a knife, notwithstanding the […]

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Memories of Mr. Rodeo Drive

Posted on April 14, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)

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Today there’s a tinge of sadness in the air for me. It marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Fred Hayman, a dear friend from my past life. The chances are pretty good that you’ve never heard of Fred Hayman, which is amazing considering his remarkable accomplishments. Some people are among the quiet rich; […]

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Dominating Chaos

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (27)

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Will Durant, best known for his eleven-volume masterpiece The Story of Civilization, died in 1981 at age 96. But John Little, founder and director of Will Durant Online, produced yet another Durant book more than twenty years after his death. Just a little over a hundred pages in length, the title of this little gem […]

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A Vote for Execution

Posted on March 28, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (29)

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A quote that ranks right up there with the best of Voltaire and Montaigne is the late Coach John McKay’s famous response when a reporter asked him, after another Tampa Bay Buccaneer loss, what he thought of his team’s execution.  Said McKay, with a straight face, “I think it’s a good idea.” Of course, when […]

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Common Sense

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (42)

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An interviewer once asked Dr. Phil if it bothered him that so many critics accused him of oversimplification. He responded that it didn’t bother him at all. He even volunteered that one fellow had recently accused him of saying things that were really nothing more than common sense — to which Dr. Phil responded, “Golly, […]

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Stop Worrying and Start Living

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (20)

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More than fifty years ago, the legendary Dale Carnegie wrote one of the biggest-selling motivational books of all time, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. The book is a bit dated now, both in writing style and content, but many of the points Carnegie are as applicable today as they were then. Carnegie focused […]

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Beware The Big Mistake

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (33)

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Since so many famous people seem to be ruining their careers these days through a lack of good judgment and self-discipline, I thought this would be a good time to update an article I wrote some years back about the importance of avoiding what I like to refer to as “The Big Mistake.” Relatively recent […]

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