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Did you know that stress is public enemy #1? The culprit is unhealthy stress, and it seems to kill millions of people prematurely. America has successfully reversed life expectancy for several years in a row, and it’s time to join millions of people taking a strong stand against unhealthy stress.

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I’m excited to announce a new workshop and coaching solution for workplace stress management called, The Inner Game of Stress at Work — How to Assess and Manage Stress Workplace Stress.

I’m on a mission to help people assess and manage workplace stress even though my primary focus is strategic…

Never Split the Difference!

Here’s a new Bottom Line Book Summary for Never Split the Difference — Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz.

Why Read Never Split the Difference

Read this book if you breathe air. It’s that simple. If you’re human and you want to get along better with your family…

I learned to paint during a pandemic, and everyone I know is shocked.

“Meaningless inhibits fullness of life and is therefore equivalent to illness. Meaning makes a great many things endurable — perhaps everything.” — C.G. Jung

When I was a younger man, and a boy, I had what I thought were some of the worst jobs in the world. For example, one…


I originally wrote and posted this article in my storytelling community. I feel as though by sharing this article with a community of writers at Medium, I’m preaching to the choir.

Many of the articles I read here are about the art of making a living as a writer. I’m…

Fear not! Here’s a beautiful quote from Leo Tolstoy …

“But joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”

Leo Tolstoy 1897, F. W. Taylor, Public domain, Leo Tolstoy 1897, black and white

Learning from Masters

What’s the lesson we can learn from living life “as a service?”…

Clifford Jones

Founder, Radical Storytelling Network, Clarity Strategic Advisors, LLC. Family man, author, artist, community builder, strategic advisor.

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