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Posts by Tom Angelbirst

5 Steps to Unlocking a Genius Trait

Anyone who has read through the 24 characteristics of geniuses has probably paused at one of those traits and thought to themselves, “Okay. There it is. I’m never going to be a genius.” They found a characteristic that they knew that not only did they not have it, they were never going to get it…

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Are You Willing to Change Your Mind?

The biggest reason some people hesitate to do our genius training is, quite frankly, they don’t believe us. By that I mean, they don’t think it’s possible that we can train everyone to operate as geniuses. My guess is that they think they may be one of the people that we can’t help to become…

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Beware the Antigenius

There are a few reasons why children stop using their own inborn genius traits. One of the main reasons is the Antigenius (pronounced ˈan-tə-jēn-yəs). The word antigenius is usually used as an adjective to describe conduct. When we refer to antigenius behavior, we are simply referring to conduct that is the opposite of the genius trait…

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Teachers Can Save Lives

I wrote a novel (using a pseudonym) about a hunt for the yeti in the Himalaya. In the Acknowledgments section, I thanked all the teachers that ever had to put up with me. I gave special recognition to three of them—Mrs. Wimmer, Mr. Murray, and Mr. Grande. Those three changed my life. They were all…

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The Curiosity of an Eight-Year-Old Boy

Recently, I took a long flight home from the east coast to west coast. There are two things I don’t like about flying—standing in lines (security and boarding) and sitting in a seat that would only be comfortable for a stick figure. It always makes me wonder why anyone would be rushing to board a…

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What Genius Traits Do You Have?

When I was a kid, and I first arrived at junior high school, there was another kid in the 7th grade with me that I knew from playing Little League. His name was Jon. He had a challenging home life. If you’ve ever seen the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? starring Johnny Depp, you’ll have…

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A Better Way to a Happy Employee

There are a lot of HR experts talking about ways to improve employee engagement or the employee experience to make employees happier. All the different ways I’ve read about online have some workability. However, what they all lack is durability. For example: I’ve seen that a lot of culture experts are preaching appreciation or recognition…

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One Cause of Unhappiness

I hate to write in generalizations, but I think it is safe to say that everyone desires to be happy. This thought led me into thinking that it might be valuable to discover why one is unhappy in the first place. You may have heard it said, “That all the happiness you’ll ever find lies…

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Why People Need Protection from Themselves

In 1974, I got kicked off the high school baseball team for streaking through the quad during cheerleader tryouts. Believe it or not, streaking was a fad in the mid-1970s. They had a streaker on TV during the 1974 international broadcast of the Academy Awards. Country singer, Ray Stevens, even hit #1 on the Billboard…

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Rule #1: Make ‘Em Laugh

When I was seven years old my parents got a divorce. It took me years to figure out how much that affected me but, in the moment, I really didn’t think much about it. At least the yelling stopped. But before that momentous occasion, when I was six, another thing happened that probably had more…

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