What I Love About My Father

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I have been thinking a lot about my father ever since we celebrated Father’s Day together earlier this summer. This is by no means the first time that I’ve ever thought about what makes my father such a special person in my life, but I have been far more intentional about reflecting on him in […]


Why Sell Your House To An Investor

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When talking to people who are trying to sell their house I’m often asked the question, “Why should I sell my house to you?” That’s a great question. Today’s house seller has lots of options: they can list their house with a real estate agent, they can try to sell the house themselves or they […]


Utilize The Body S Most Natural Movements In The Most Powerful Way From The Bottom Up

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Kung Fu Power Comes From Your Feet: The Importance of Stance In Martial Arts I give the same talk every class to new martial arts students, about how the key to good martial arts comes from your stances. It’s hard to get into good kung fu stances, because they are so different from what normally […]


The Joys Of Mountain Biking

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This is one person’s essay on why she enjoys biking, and more in particular, mountain biking. When I got my first mountain bike about four years ago, it wasn’t to ride down mountains at all. I simply liked the idea of fat tires and being able to go up and down curbs or other road […]


Weight Loss Tips From Real Women

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Everyone has their favorite weight loss tips. Here’s a handful of diet suggestions from real women who claim they really work. I drink a full 12 ounce glass of water before I sit down to eat. It fills me up and I don’t eat as much at meals. – Monica, 22 My secret weapon is […]


Weight Loss Motivation Guidelines

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Introduction If there is one thing that all dietitians and obesity experts agree on, it is that personal motivation is the foundation of all weight loss success. No matter how healthy the diet-plan, or what combination of calories and nutrition it contains, it won’t help anyone lose weight unless they follow it for long enough. […]


How I Lost 51 Pounds In 4 Months Using The Simplest Diet Plan In The World

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Like many people I’ve been on dozens of diet plans over the years ranging from Atkins to South Beach to Weightwatchers to Jenny Craig and lots more besides. In fact, I’ve eaten enough cabbage soup to satisfy a small country! I’m 5 feet 10 and I used to weigh 230 pounds and needed to lose […]


Weight Watchers Weight Loss Strategies My Top 10

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Recently I hit my goal weight and moved to the Weight Watchers Maintenance Program. I’ve been thinking about it a lot as I continue to do my best to follow the program, and wondering how it is I was able to lose nearly 33 pounds in 8 months. So, I decided to write my Top […]


Reward Yourself

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Looking better and feeling great may be their own rewards when you lose weight, but it never hurts to reward yourself for reaching goals and sticking to your eating plan. Building in incentives is a time-honored way of helping keep yourself on track. Did you pass up that piece of cheesecake at lunch? Reward yourself […]


Persuasion Through Competition

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Lately I’ve been really dedicated to working out and recently I noticed something interesting at the gym. My gym is most definitely not a meat market. A very large percentage of the patrons are there because they care about their health and not for dating purposes or to see and be seen. However, on occasion, […]


Persuasion Through Competition

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Lately I’ve been really dedicated to working out and recently I noticed something interesting at the gym. My gym is most definitely not a meat market. A very large percentage of the patrons are there because they care about their health and not for dating purposes or to see and be seen. However, on occasion, […]


The Downfalls Of But

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I really like you, but… I agree with you, but… Your hair looks great, but… How do these three examples strike you? Do you get the feeling that what’s coming next might not be very agreeable? Learning to have a precision with language is one of the most important aspects of persuasion. The big ‘but’ […]


The Downfalls Of But

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I really like you, but… I agree with you, but… Your hair looks great, but… How do these three examples strike you? Do you get the feeling that what’s coming next might not be very agreeable? Learning to have a precision with language is one of the most important aspects of persuasion. The big ‘but’ […]


How To Avoid Internet Marketing Scams

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I consider myself an optimist. At least in my heart, I believe most people are good and want to help others. That’s a great quality if you want to let yourself get ripped off until you blow your retirement fund, kids’ college fund and any hopes of a nice life. Fortunately, my brain, as undeveloped […]


Curious About Working At Home

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If you’re reading this, I can assume that you are feeling exactly the way I did only a few short months ago: sick of your day job, looking for a way out. After reading this article you may need to look no further. It’s natural to be curious about what else is out there, that […]


The Most Important Words On Your Web Site

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When I coach authors on what their web site needs to look like, I spend a lot of time talking about the words on their web site, i.e. their copywriting. But even more important than the collection of words are a few individual phrases no site can be without. Sign-up: getting your visitor to sign […]


The Most Important Words On Your Web Site

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When I coach authors on what their web site needs to look like, I spend a lot of time talking about the words on their web site, i.e. their copywriting. But even more important than the collection of words are a few individual phrases no site can be without. Sign-up: getting your visitor to sign […]


Entrepreneurship Getting Started

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I started my company (EMJ) from the trunk of my car (and it was a small trunk so that’s a small business). I grew EMJ to $375,000,000 in sales prior to selling it to SYNNEX. I am now CEO of a $1 billion business. My successful blog at (jimestill.com) generates a lot of comments and […]


Want To Quit Your Day Job

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Think about it. You get up every morning, jolted awake to a screaming alarm clock. Rush around trying to find your socks, your keys, your coffee. Start up your car, scrape the ice off (if you’re like me and live in Canada, winter always involves a lot of scraping!), and manage your pole position in […]


Create A Non Selling Posture

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People love to buy, they hate being sold. You’ve heard that before and know it’s true, yet many salespeople still go in with the objective to “sell” the prospect. We often start by asking questions but when we see that first opening (need)…bam, we’re sellin’! Often, unintentionally, the “feature benefit machine gun” comes out and […]