The Pretender – With Bill Hoffman

There is an old Jackson Browne song called, "The Pretender".  I thought about it this morning while reading "All is Grace" again, by Brennan Manning. His interpretation is "the imposter", or false self. In any case it refers to the tragedy of living out of a disingenuous place in life, indicative of not knowing ones... Continue Reading →

What do You Think You Know? – With Bill Hoffman

Mark Twain left us an amazing quote: "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.  It's what you "know for sure", that just ain't so." Our observation concerning temperament is always a lighthearted way to encapsulate this: "Melancholies think they know everything; but Cholerics know they know everything." Of course, the reality... Continue Reading →

Brain Drain – With Bill Hoffman

My friend Jesse Barnett wrote a book called "Soul Crushers".  I featured him on one of our live broadcasts a while back. In his book he states; "What do you need to release to find freedom? ... You can learn to unpack your burdens one by one and find freedom." In similar fashion, brain drainers... Continue Reading →

Is it OK to Be Angry? – With Bill Hoffman

In the Bible we are told, "Be angry and do not sin."  This means don't allow your anger to spawn a choice that results in destructive behavior, essentially. "Acting aggressively isn’t mentioned anywhere in the definition of anger. That’s because anger is not a behavior; it’s not the same as hostility, violence, or aggression. Those... Continue Reading →

Anchored in Hope – Bill Hoffman

The storms of life are guaranteed.  You may not want to hear that, but it's true none-the-less. Hoping to have a life void of trials and challenges is irrational and not grounded in reality or truth. On the backside of this reality is, the "hope" that one day all the crazy stuff we have to... Continue Reading →

Narcissist Twists – With Bill Hoffman

A Narcissist Twist.  I have talked in previous posts about how temperament will affect how the narcissism is played out.  For example, if the person is a Choleric they may be a "classic" narcissist", meaning the controlling, arrogant, knows everything, more "malignant" type of narcissist. The "ego-maniac with the inferiority complex." Then there might be... Continue Reading →

Getting Ahead – With Bill Hoffman

Just about everybody wants to "get ahead" in life. Get ahead in terms of advancement in their careers or business; get ahead on terms of their finances; get ahead of their to-do lists, and on and on. Many times, getting ahead may be reduced to "keeping up with" in our world today. There is always... Continue Reading →

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