How much are you worth?

    It's the most compelling, preoccupying question we measure ourselves by every day, and it has very little to do with money.  I'm talking about "worth" as in self-worth and "value," as in the degree to which we feel valued by others, and valuable in the world.  Nothing more powerfully influences. . . 

Happiness is Overrated

Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask. 
"I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, rapturously, and every time I asked.  Talk about a conversation stopper.  What do you say back to that?
Suffice to say this wasn't a guy with whom I. . . 

What Happens When You Really Meet People's Needs

I arrived by taxi at the hotel gate.  The security guard inquired whether I was checking in.  When I said yes, he requested my name and then waved us on.  A minute or two later, we arrived at the front door.  Two bellmen greeted me: "Welcome to the Ritz Carlton, Mr.  Schwartz. " It may sound staged, . . .