Word Archive


Trust. It’s a word we hear regularly.

People cry that we need to rebuild trust in government, business, and communities. It’s a crisis that plays out in the evening news and with every new scandal that is reported.

And trust is a much bigger issue in the smallest places in our lives as it plays out throughout the day. It


The word transparency sums up one of the keys to my success as a television host on the world’s number one electronic retailer, QVC. By putting transparency into place as a part of my product presentations, I was able to sell almost $4 billion worth of merchandise during my twenty-nine-year career.

I’ll never forget the pivotal moment when the


You’ve heard of the power of compound interest and likely experienced it either in a positive or negative way when trying to save money. Einstein even called it the eighth wonder of the world. What is the most powerful element of compound interest? Time. The earlier you begin the process of saving, the more growth can happen!

Finances are


I recently heard a story about a leader at Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts who took the time to learn some very simple things about her cast members that would lead to more meaningful employee relationships.

Walt Disney World employs thousands of college students for short-term internships. This particular leader wanted to know, if there was one magical experience


It is impossible to even consider the word think without, as a prerequisite, actually doing this word. As proposed in the quote by Descartes, the most fundamental activity of being human is to think. He would even say that “thinking” establishes the fact of our existence. I would say it also creates the quality of our existence.

Our superpower


Tenacity. In our everyday lives, we often view tenacity as an intangible ability to rise above obstacles, despite circumstances. Related words include grit, endurance, perseverance, and relentless determination.

However, there are some subtle differences between the word tenacity and its related counterparts. Although all imply some form of persistence, the word tenacity also implies strategic thinking. A tenacious person


We humans are fascinated with stories. Oh, the genre doesn’t matter. It could be a romantic comedy, a sci-fi thriller, or an action adventure. We just like a good story. When you go to the office on Monday morning, what do you want to hear? A good story that someone had from their weekend. What is a great


Most likely, we don’t know each other, but I’ll dare to guess we have at least one thing in common: who we are today is not who we want to be tomorrow.

You wouldn’t have picked up this book if it weren’t true. There is still so much I want to achieve in this life. I want to


You may have seen my magic on prime-time TV or late-night talk shows, or maybe you are among the billions who have viewed my magic online. But my career did not start there. I grew up in a magical family with magicians as parents. I don’t remember most of my childhood because most of it was spent in


Growing up in Wisconsin allowed me to experience the four seasons—sometimes in the extreme.

I loved summer as a kid, swimming, playing outside…it was so awesome! (We did not have video games back then.) Then the leaves started to change colors, and a fresh coolness became a new reality, autumn was awesome. I remember taking hikes in northern Wisconsin, and