Archives: Personal Development


Playing to Win

Posted on July 18, 2007 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

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I have often said that a football game is a microcosm of life.  There’s an ebb and flow to every game, with each team experiencing its share of adversity.  These adversities include such things as fumbles, interceptions, injuries, and bad calls by the officials. In the National Football League, the teams are so evenly matched […]

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Learning from Everyone

Posted on July 6, 2007 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

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I recently received a nasty e-mail from someone who implied he had read my book Action! Nothing Happens Until Something Moves.  He lashed out at me with a vengeance and resorted to some pretty nasty name-calling. What was he so ticked off about?  Would you believe it was because, in the first chapter of the […]

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It’s What We Call the News, Part II

Posted on May 5, 2007 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

Yesterday, in Part I of this article, I shared a dream I recently had about being visited by an alien (“Proxi”) from the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri.  As (I hope) you will recall, after watching the late night news on my living room TV set, Proxi asked me, “What did you […]

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It’s What We Call the News, Part I

Posted on May 4, 2007 by Robert Ringer Comments (4)

I recently had a dream that I got up in the middle of the night to get a glass of water and, lo and behold, an alien from Proxima Centauri — the nearest star to our solar system — was sitting in my living room, watching the late night news. Through his otherworldly powers, he […]

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The Subjectivity of Humor

Posted on April 18, 2007 by Robert Ringer No Comments

As everyone this side of the Milky Way Galaxy now knows, Don Imus got torched last week for referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.”  I’m sorry to have to break this to you, but I’m so out of it that I didn’t even know what that meant.  My wife had to […]

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A Wisdom-Filled Self-Eulogy

Posted on March 7, 2007 by Robert Ringer No Comments

Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 1996 and 2000, passed away on March 1, 2006.  Harry may have possessed the most remarkable intellect of our time.  He had an uncanny knack for making profound points in ways that anyone could understand. I recall Harry appearing on talk shows a couple of times […]

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The Occupation of Outrageousness

Posted on February 12, 2007 by Robert Ringer No Comments

Before the sensationalism-crazed public could fully absorb The Tale of Three Astronauts, Anna Nicole Smith stole the headlines with her tragic death. To be honest, I didn’t even know who Anna Nicole Smith was until a few years ago when I happened to see a story about her legal battle over the estate of her […]

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Celebrating Our Commonality

Posted on December 25, 2006 by Robert Ringer Comments (5)

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This being December 25, I thought it would be appropriate to pen a few words about Christmas.  For starters, Christmas is a good time to put aside our diversities and celebrate what we have in common with one another.  More than 80 percent of Americans are Christians, while Jews comprise slightly more than 2 percent. […]

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Knowledge Redeployment

Posted on December 14, 2006 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

My first love is learning, which is why I keep my brain on autopilot when it comes to absorbing everything around me and extracting lessons from what I see and hear.  It borders on an addiction. Extracting knowledge, however, is not enough.  You must be able to apply what you’ve learned to other situations, including […]

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Permission Granted

Posted on December 9, 2006 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

In my recent Path to Power teleseminar series, I made it clear from the outset that I was not talking about power over others. My focus was on self-empowerment — a.k.a. personal power. But there are people who do aspire to have power over others. And there’s not a person on this earth who hasn’t […]

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