Tycoons Under Tyranny - From Hong Kong to Moscow

By Albert Goldson

One often imagines that the life of a tycoon, even under a totalitarian government, is a life brimming with excitement and glamour, jetting off on a moment’s notice on their amenity-laden customized private jet to close a deal, then spend lunch or dinner with friends and associates at a Michelin rated eatery overseas before returning back the same night to one of their many worldwide starqui

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Become The Director of Your Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Hollywood characters represent a template for us to emulate and affect change in ourselves through transformation and self-improvement. Sure, Hollywood movies are fantasy and perhaps just “A Paper Moon”, yet it’s scientifically proven that often the subconscious can’t tell the difference between fiction and non-fiction.From personal experience – a current, on-goin

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How Hollywood Villains Can Teach Us How To Make Our Dreams Come True

By Albert Goldson

The characters in director Michael Mann’s West Coast noir thriller Collateral (2004) starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx, provide excellent examples how Hollywood villains can teach self-improvement and how to get the most in life. In fact, often you can learn more from Hollywood villains than you can from the heroes. The plot in a nutshell is about Max (Jamie Foxx), an erudite cab driver who

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How Fashion Totems Enhance Personal Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Change is difficult. Big change is even more difficult, perhaps daunting. Often the most difficult part is unlearning your old routine before you can successfully learn a new one. This process results in psychological turbulence because you’re upsetting your internal status quo and, as a result, certain elements of your psyche become rebellious and try sabotaging your efforts by creating set

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Cinematic Examples to Motivate Bold Personal Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Ever get that queasy feeling when you discover that while viewing a movie that your favorite cinematic star goes radically against type and plays a character that is exceptionally repugnant? In fact the character is totally psychotic unlike a lovable, tough guy who only kills other bad guys, and has a strong sense of morality.Personally for me there are 3 such examples of my favorite on-screen

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Beware the Hijackers of Your Transformation

By Albert Goldson

Once you decide to take direct action with respect to personal transformation the act inevitably stirs up dark elements that are loathe that you’re not “staying in your place.”  These dark elements aggressively attack you psychologically in several insidious ways to make your journey so arduous and uncomfortable that you simply give up or settle for something much less deser

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The Rascally Mentor- Survival Educator

By Albert Goldson

Mentors are described and depicted often as a late middle age or elderly person who has achieved a higher wisdom, has a calm demeanor and even calmer voice, and an aura of near-perfection through their life experiences.  Some modern day variants include dynamic almost middle age businesspeople or successful entrepreneurs who are active, engaged and dynamic.There’s a lesser known typ

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Flash Mentors-Angels of Light

By Albert Goldson

There are countless discussions and publications how one should seek mentors to improve or enhance their life or career, how to nurture mentor relationships, and whether these relationships should be formal arrangements or informal connections such as an on-call arrangement. There is a different classification of mentors who I called ‘flash mentors’. They appear in your life so briefly

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How to Become the Second Most Interesting Person in the World

By Albert Goldson

There are those who have no intention of participating in something new and different yet revel in hearing stories of those who do, particularly people they know as friends or acquaintances. For them these fanciful tales are better than reading a book or watching an action movie because your adventurous tale is real and the protagonist celebrity is you, someone they know personally. Social media d

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A Familiar Face on the Silver Screen You

By Albert Goldson

Often the scariest moment in a film noir or thriller isn’t the surprising double cross, the hideous betrayal, gruesome violence or shocking denouement. Rather it grows subtly early in the film like a demon seed when you recognize someone quite familiar in one of the emotionally damaged characters – yourself. As the plot moves along the fear that develops for the character goes beyond b

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