Videos

April 25, 2017
"One thing that holds us back is fearing our weaknesses more than having confidence in our strengths." ~ Adapted from the book "Now Discover Your Strengths" by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton
April 18, 2017
"Here is to that part of all of us that is not meant to be caged? the part that dreams, strives, bucks the system, dares to imagine what is possible, and relishes the process of bringing those dreams to fruition."
April 11, 2017
"What's the most important thing in your life?"
April 04, 2017
"To worry or not to worry… What if the answer is neither?"
March 28, 2017
"When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up."
March 21, 2017
"When truth is what we are looking for, let's make sure we are not trusting the "fake news" part of the brain."
March 14, 2017
"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."
March 07, 2017
"Patience isn't simply the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting."
February 28, 2017
"Every successful person begins with two beliefs… that the future can be better than the present, and that I have the power to make it so."
February 21, 2017
"Serenity is the precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom & change."
February 14, 2017
"Leadership is always more caught than taught."
February 07, 2017
"The secret to happiness is a high tolerance for ambiguity."
January 31, 2017
"Four Questions That Can Change Your Life! Or, The Four Criteria"
January 24, 2017
"True confidence is the willingness to have our answers questioned."
January 10, 2017
"If we carry old bricks from our past to our future, we will end up being weighed down by situations and people we really want to forget."
January 03, 2017
"Ships don't sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don't let what's happening around you get inside you and weigh you down."
December 27, 2016
"True confidence is the ability to listen to almost anyone or anything without losing your temper or your perspective."
December 20, 2016
"The Mind is a Powerful Force. It Can Enslave us or Empower Us. It Can Plunge us into the Depths of Misery or Take Us To the Heights of Ecstasy. Learn to Use the Power Wisely."
December 13, 2016
"Bitterness does more harm to the vessel in which it is stored... than the vessel on which it is poured."
December 06, 2016
"Life gets better when we choose the desire to influence over the need to control."
November 29, 2016
"I wonder how much of what is weighing us down is truly ours to carry?"
November 22, 2016
"'Peeves' make lousy pets. They bite, eat too much, crap all over the place, and don't clean up after themselves."
November 16, 2016
"Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by a lack of meaning and purpose."
November 08, 2016
"Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by a lack of meaning and purpose."
November 01, 2016
"Money is like energy, it should be conserved with purpose to serve with purpose."
October 25, 2016
"The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are. The second greatest is being happy with what you find."
October 18, 2016
"People have the absolute right to be just as unhappy and miserable as they want to be." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
October 11, 2016
"Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons - we act without thinking, or we keep thinking without acting."
October 04, 2016
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit (even failure)."
September 27, 2016
"Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its troubles… it empties today of its strength!"
September 20, 2016
"We can't have constructive conversations with others while having destructive conversations with ourselves."
September 13, 2016
"Remembering the best of the past can provide a foundation for a wonderful future… it's all about appreciation and application."
September 06, 2016
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
August 30, 2016
"Anxiety is experiencing failure in advance. Worry is not preparation. We can't access our best by fearing the worst."
August 23, 2016
"If I lived everyday the way I lived today... what kind of future would I create?"
August 16, 2016
"Never let the 'issue du jour' obscure what is really important."
August 09, 2016
Superiority Has An Inferiority Complex
August 02, 2016
"Our frame of reference, or how we perceive ourselves and the world around us determines how we think, feel, and experience life. Therefore, we should choose these perspectives with great care."
July 26, 2016
"Worrying about things going wrong isn't the way to make them go right." True, & not true. "
July 19, 2016
"You can't change what's going on around you until you change what's going on within you."
July 05, 2016
"Under all anger is fear, and under all fear is fear of loss." ~ Unknown
June 28, 2016
"True confidence is the ability to own and learn from our mistakes, without the prospect of shame or blame."
June 21, 2016
"Your reputation doesn't follow you everywhere. It gets there before you do."
June 14, 2016
"The meaning that we attach to our stories makes us either bitter or better. I suggest we do this by choice, and not by chance."
June 07, 2016
"Our kids won't always do what we say… but they will do what we do!"
May 31, 2016
"There is no such thing as a selfless act… nor should there be. We don't have to be selfless to avoid being selfish."
May 17, 2016
"Setting healthy boundaries may require that we reclaim personal properties that we may have unwittingly deeded to others in the past." ~ Steve Butler | What if setting healthy boundaries wasn't about protecting one's self, but becoming the landlord of our "land"?
May 10, 2016
"Just because people are fueled by drama, doesn't mean we have to attend every performance." ~ Cheryl Richardson
May 03, 2016
"Problems Occur When We Tie our Peace of Mind to Another's State of Mind." ~ Bill Crawford
April 26, 2016
"Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination." ~ Bill Crawford
April 19, 2016
'Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others." ~ Bill Crawford
April 13, 2016
"While understanding is necessary, it doesn?t necessarily mean agreement." ~ Bill Crawford
April 05, 2016
"Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it." ~ Maya Angelou
March 29, 2016
"Significance isn't about the number of friends we have on Facebook, but about how much we would be missed if we were gone." ~ Adapted from Seth Godin
March 22, 2016
"Freedom is the ability to take risks without the prospect of shame." ~ Adapted from Seth Godin
March 15, 2016
"Resistance almost always triggers resentment, and is rooted in the powerless of childhood." ~ Bill Crawford
March 08, 2016
"When our purpose becomes avoidance, our life becomes a void." ~ Bill Crawford
March 02, 2016
"If you want to change your life, you must change your mind and change your brain… on purpose." ~ Bill Crawford
February 16, 2016
"To spank or not to spank isn't the question… the question is whether whether we are teaching a quality we want our kids to have as adults." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
February 09, 2016
"Stress is a chemical reaction in our brain and body designed to prepare us for fight or flight. These chemicals do not exist in the situation but in us. No situation is "full of stress," and therefore, there's no such thing as a stressful situation." ~ Adapted from Bill Crawford
February 02, 2016
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.? ~ Martin Luther King
January 26, 2016
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford explains why our grief can be so hard to cope with and shares his own experience of losing his parents and what it taught him about "Grieving the Shattered Dream."
January 18, 2016
"The problem with anxiety is that its main byproduct is more anxiety." ~ Bill Crawford Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the experience of anxiety, and how it can become a problem by making us even more anxious. He then gives us tools to change this experience without having to change the world around us.
January 12, 2016
"You never want to tie your peace of mind to another person's state of mind." ~ Adapted from Bill Crawford
January 05, 2016
"There's a thread you follow. It goes among things that change, but it doesn't change. While you hold it, you can't get lost. Good things happen, bad things happen, and it is harder for others to see. Regardless, you never let go of the thread!" ~ Adapted from William Stafford
December 29, 2015
"Stress is actually good information… a valuable signal that the middle brain (our limbic system) is interpreting, or misinterpreting, some situation as threatening." ~ Bill Crawford
December 22, 2015
"Great solutions see serenity and acceptance as the precursor to courage and change." ~ Bill Crawford
December 15, 2015
"Great solutions must take a significant bite out of problems by clarifying their true cause." ~ Adapted from Duke Rohe
December 08, 2015
"Change isn't the problem. People can deal with change, they just can't deal with being changed." ~ Adapted from Peter Senge
December 01, 2015
"The key to being with family is to engage with those we love in a way we would teach to those we love." ~ Bill Crawford
November 24, 2015
"Saying 'Thanks' not only acknowledges appreciation for some act in the past and/or what we have now, it is also a powerful force for shaping the future." ~ Bill Crawford
November 17, 2015
"If buttons are to be pushed, let's ensure we are doing the pushing, and the buttons represent what we want in ourselves and others." ~ Bill Crawford
November 10, 2015
"You can't get people to 'Yes' by telling them 'No'" ~ Bill Crawford
November 03, 2015
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." ~ Wayne Dyer
October 27, 2015
"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." ~ Wayne Dyer
October 20, 2015
"Meaning isn't something we discover, it is what we bring to life, either by choice or by chance." ~ Bill Crawford
October 13, 2015
To change any aspect of our life we must be willing to change our mind … Unfortunately, that is the one thing most people are the least willing to do. ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
September 29, 2015
"Stress is a signal something needs to change? suffering is when we don?t make the change." ~ Bill Crawford
September 29, 2015
"What we feed our mind becomes the material with which we build our lives." ~ Bill Crawford
September 22, 2015
In this video Dr. Bill examines the experience of anxiety and how we can use it as a valuable signal but not as a motivation for change.
September 16, 2015
"How do you keep people from jerking your chain? Don't give your chain to jerks!" ~ Bill Crawford
September 08, 2015
"Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its troubles… it empties today of its strength!" ~ Unknown
August 25, 2015
"The question to ask each night before you go to bed: If I live every day the same way I did today, what kind of future would that create?" ~ Entrepreneur Magazine
August 18, 2015
"That's just common sense" is used by many to justify their perspective. However, how we "sense" or understand life varies greatly from individual to individual. Therefore, rather than needing to justify our "sense" as "common," how about we just ensure that our perceptions are purposeful, and congruent with what we would recommend to someone we love?" ~ Bill Crawford
August 11, 2015
"The problem with doing nothing is that it validates the fear that nothing can be done." ~ Bill Crawford
August 04, 2015
"To find the true cause of how you think and feel, find the 'sponsoring thought' that created the interpretation that created your experience of life." ~ Bill Crawford
July 28, 2015
"When stress and anxiety have your system stuck in a brainstem loop? Reboot. It's I.T. for life!" ~ Bill Crawford
July 21, 2015
"Each day befriend a single fear, and the miscellaneous terrors of being human will never join together to form such a morass of vague anxiety that it rules your life from the shadows of the unconscious. We learn to fly not by being fearless, but by the daily practice of courage." ~ Sam Keen
July 14, 2015
"Let's not let our fear of dementia deepen our fear of dementia." ~ Bill Crawford
July 07, 2015
"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them." ~ Albert Einstein
June 30, 2015
"The key to self-confidence is knowing that you would choose you & and why. In this way the chosen becomes the chooser, and love versus fear becomes the energy of choice." ~ Bill Crawford
June 23, 2015
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" ~ Satchel Paige
June 16, 2015
"To understand ourself, we must understand our "selves," or the parts of us that motivate our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors." ~ Bill Crawford
June 10, 2015
"Worry, shame, and fear can?t be the energy with which we deal with food and weight. It only spurs us to eat more food and produce more glucose/sugar which gets stored as fat." ~ Bill Crawford
June 02, 2015
"When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up." ~ Bill Crawford
May 27, 2015
"When our worries and fears just don't make sense, it's possible we are trusting the part of the brain that doesn't make sense… it just reacts." ~ Bill Crawford
May 19, 2015
"Nothing is meaningless… it's how we assign meaning to the past that determines how we experience the present, and future." ~ Bill Crawford
May 12, 2015
"Change isn't always easy, but with purposeful practice, any old habit can be replaced with a way of being we would recommend to those we love."
May 05, 2015
"The past is experience, the present experiment, and the future expectations. Use your experience in your experiments to achieve your expectations." ~ Unknown
April 28, 2015
"Becoming critical in the face of criticism, only inspires more criticism."~ Bill Crawford
April 21, 2015
"Freedom isn't about having permission to do whatever we want ... it's about having the courage to do whatever fills our life with meaning." ~ Bill Crawford | Tired of needing to ask permission to do what you want? Watch this!
April 14, 2015
"Autonomy, Purpose, & Mastery: If you are having difficulty creating the life you want, chances are one or more of these are missing."~ Bill Crawford
April 07, 2015
"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"~ Albert Einstein
March 31, 2015
"To influence others to change, you must be able to frame that change in terms of the future, and in a way that has value to all concerned. ~ Bill Crawford
March 24, 2015
"To influence others, we must know what is influencing them… and they must know that we get it." ~ Bill Crawford
March 17, 2015
"To be influential in our conversations, we must first be aware of two things, (1) what do we want to bring to the conversation and (2) what do we want to bring out in others." ~ Bill Crawford
March 03, 2015
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal while blaming our misery on the one who started the fire." ~ Bill Crawford
February 24, 2015
"Responsibility is all about our ability to respond." ~ Unknown
February 10, 2015
"You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution." ~ Bill Crawford
February 03, 2015
"Serenity is not just an escape, but a precursor to acceptance, courage, wisdom, and change." ~ Bill Crawford
January 27, 2015
"The key to changing our past, present, and future is to create our piece of the PIE (our Perceptions, Interpretations, & Expectations) on purpose." ~ Bill Crawford
January 20, 2015
"I wish I had the courage to live a life that was true to myself, versus the life that was expected of me." ~ Browny Ware
January 06, 2015
A someone who travels around the world teaching people to deal with stress, I thought I would give you my top 10 tips on "stress free," or at least "stress less" travel. ~ Bill Crawford
December 23, 2014
"The past exists not as a factual recounting of what happened, but as an experience that we are constantly recreating in our mind… which means we CAN change the past!" ~ Bill Crawford
December 16, 2014
"One key to creating a meaningful life, is choosing what we want to feel, and for how long." ~ Bill Crawford
December 09, 2014
"When faced with conflicting thoughts and emotions, we must decide what to trust, what we fear, or what we know. What's important is that this decision be made by the knowledgeable versus the anxious part of who we are." ~ Bill Crawford
December 02, 2014
"Sometimes our ability to accept what we can't change is tied to our willingness to change what we can." ~ Bill Crawford
November 25, 2014
"It's not what we feel, but what we feed, that determines our experience of life." ~ Bill Crawford
November 18, 2014
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford discusses why just coping with change doesn't work and shows some rather dramatic footage using rapids as a metaphor for change.
November 11, 2014
"The test of our humanity is the ability to have compassion for the people we know well enough not to like." ~ Adapted from the play, "After Ashley," by Gina Gionfriddo
November 04, 2014
"Sleep is simply a chemical change in our brain and body (melatonin) - It?s not a place we go, it is a state of being that we fall into." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
October 21, 2014
"The way to encourage people to be accountable is to engage the responsible, accountable, trustworthy part of their brain." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
October 14, 2014
In this video, Dr. Bill Looks at the experience of being righteously indignant and suggests some alternatives.
September 30, 2014
"Never make your highest purpose, or the most important thing in your life something that is outside of your control." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
September 23, 2014
"One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
September 16, 2014
"It's not simply what we feel, but what we feed, that determines what we do and how we live." ~ Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
September 09, 2014
The "Four Stages of Creating A Life Worth Living," …an excerpt from my book, "Life from the Top of the Mind"
August 26, 2014
"In order to become more influential with those who are resistant to our point of view, we must be willing to start with what is influencing them." ~ Bill Crawford
August 19, 2014
"There are two ways to look at most problems… 'Oh Crap!' or, 'Good Information!,' and our choice will give us good information on how to deal with problems in the future." ~ Bill Crawford
August 12, 2014
"You can't use anxiety to deal with your anxiety… it only makes you more anxious." ~ Bill Crawford
August 05, 2014
"Love will keep us safe when we commit to choosing the kind of qualities, characteristics, and relationships that we would recommend to someone we love." ~ Bill Crawford
July 29, 2014
"Trust is simply a set of expectations about the present and the future. The key is to ensure that these are chosen and evaluated based upon awareness versus fear." ~ Bill Crawford
July 15, 2014
"What we feed our mind becomes the material with which we build our life." ~ Bill Crawford
July 08, 2014
"A healthy attitude is certainly contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Become a carrier!" ~ Adapted from Tom Stoppard
July 01, 2014
"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence, regardless of the painters around you. " ~ Anonymous
June 24, 2014
How To Influence The Most Influential Aspect Of Our Lives - "Just because we have a thought, doesn't mean it is a thought worth having." Bill Crawford, Ph.D.
June 17, 2014
"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed." ~ Mahatma Gandhi - Watch this for a solution to the problem of life moving too fast.
June 10, 2014
"When creativity is under the gun... it usually ends up getting killed!" ~ Harvard Business Review
June 03, 2014
"Many of us go from being taken care of as children to taking care of others as adults. Shouldn't there be a time when we learn to take care of ourselves?" ~ Bill Crawford
May 27, 2014
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us his thoughts on how to avoid those arguments that seem to create so much stress in our lives.
May 20, 2014
"We cannot discover new lands until we first have the courage to lose sight of the shore." ~ Adapted from Andre Gide
May 06, 2014
"The problem with always keeping your nose to the grindstone is that pretty soon, all you smell is grind." ~ Steve Butler
April 29, 2014
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford brings a new perspective to the age old problem of shame, specifically how shame can actually keep us from learning from our mistakes.
April 15, 2014
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the problem of fear and lethargy and the need to feel better before we can do what we want. He suggests reversing the process of creation and shows us how this is done.
April 08, 2014
"Mistakes are just "mis-takes," or an action that we took that missed." ~ Bill Crawford | There is another way to learn from mistakes other than feeling bad.
March 25, 2014
"There's no such thing as a 'stressful' situation" ~ Bill Crawford | Watch this to see why you want to drop the term "stressful" from your vocabulary.
March 18, 2014
"Never define people or situations in terms of their effect on you, unless you want to give them the power to make you feel that way." ~ Bill Crawford | Never describe others in terms of their effect on you.
March 11, 2014
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." ~ George Bernard Shaw | What's the #1 problem is with communication?
March 04, 2014
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares his thoughts on why we sometimes avoid addressing a problem because we are afraid of what might happen. And how to do this differently in the future.
February 25, 2014
"Wisdom is our reward for being willing to listen... all those times when we prefer to talk." ~ Adapted from D.J. Kaufman | What if listening actually improved our ability to be influential when disagreements arise?
February 11, 2014
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford addresses the problem of trying to change others, and/or needing them to change before we can be happy and successful.
February 04, 2014
"Our success and happiness depends not on simply knowing where we stand, but in where we are wanting to go." ~ Bill Crawford, PhD. In order to bring our best to life, we must be clear about what that "best" looks like regardless of the situation.
January 28, 2014
"Stress is what happens when your gut says 'no way,' but your mouth says 'no problem'." ~ Unknown - When our desire for agreement (or fear of disagreement) interferes with what we feel in our gut...
January 14, 2014
"Never define yourself in terms of how you are negatively affected by others." Check out this video on minimizing the effect "annoying" people have in our lives.
January 07, 2014
Every connection creates change. The only questions are: How will they be different, and how will we be different as a result? - Adapted from Seth Godin
December 31, 2013
Becoming "Resolute" - The Power of "I Am" As We Go Into The New Year & Beyond - "I will" is a statement that merely speaks to some intention in the future... to influence your life in the most powerful way now, begin with the words "I am." ~ Bill Crawford
December 24, 2013
Tips on Being With Family During the Holidays:-) - "Love is the productive form of relatedness to others and to oneself. It implies responsibility, care, respect. If it isn't productive and respectful, it isn't love, but only fear masquerading as love." Adapted from Erich Fromm
December 17, 2013
"When" To Deal With Problems Can Be Just As Important As "How" - "When we put problems on the back burner, often they just sit there and burn." Georgia Crawford
December 02, 2013
A New Way To Deal With Problems - "Want to change your experience of life? Change the problem to the practice field."
November 26, 2013
Dr. Bill Crawford shares his thoughts on what's really going on with all those angry people we keep running into. And, how to diminish their influence in our lives!
November 19, 2013
Never Tie Your Responsibility To Another's Irresponsibility - "You never want to tie your responsibility to another's irresponsibility."
November 12, 2013
Becoming "More Serious" Often Results in Our Kids Becoming Less Cooperative. "The cooperative, creative, and flexible parts of your children reside in the joyful part of their brain." & "Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."
November 05, 2013
"Trusting fear, while fearing trust and happiness often creates a less than happy life."
October 29, 2013
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares his thoughts on how we make changes in our lives. He shares a quote from Sidney Poitier that says, "You don't have to become something that you aren't to become better than you are." As well as, how to access our best in any situation.
October 16, 2013
The key to a child's self-esteem - Know this - Children don't know that they are lovable until they are loved. They need to see it in our eyes before they can accept it in their hearts.
October 01, 2013
"All of life presents itself as a cycle of cause and effect. When this cycle is negative, there are three ways to change. You can change the cause, change the effect, or choose the most powerful option… become the cause!"
September 24, 2013
"When the question is either/or, the answer is almost always?both/and." - Dr. Bill Explains How Masculine & Feminine Energy Can Create Misunderstandings In Relationships, & What We Can Do About It
September 17, 2013
"The most powerful times in our lives can be the time between times, or life's transitions that give us the opportunity to choose." Dr. Bill identifies yet another opportunity to become more influential in our experience of life.
September 10, 2013
"All of life is an announcement of who we are. The only question is whether this proclamation will be made by choice or by chance." Check out this video from Dr. Bill on how we can be more influential in our lives and the lives of others.
August 27, 2013
"There are only three things we 'have to' do in this world... we have to be born, we have to die, and we have to live until we die. Everything else is a choice!" Check out this video to see how we can become more influential in the choices we make.
August 20, 2013
Dr. Bill Crawford, looks at our tendency to see our worries as certainties, and hope and optimism as risky. He suggests that, not only is this belief inaccurate, it can be keeping us from achieving our goals and leaves us trapped in the reactive part of the brain.
August 13, 2013
In this video Dr. Bill looks at change and dealing with problems, not in terms what to stop, but what to start.
August 06, 2013
Dr. Crawford gives us some tips on how to deal with negative people, or as his weekly quote says, "Problems Occur When We Tie our Peace of Mind to Another's State of Mind."
July 30, 2013
In this video, Dr. Bill looks at what we need to do in this new economy to be successful.
July 16, 2013
Most of us have experienced disapproving of another's behavior and letting them know of our disapproval, only to have them begin to defend the very behavior we want them to change. Unfortunately, this often sparks more disapproval on our part (which the other person interprets as criticism,) and the cycle of conflict is created and exacerbated.
July 02, 2013
This quote was inspired by Seth Godin's book, The Icarus Deception (which I highly recommend), and I have chosen to apply the concept of engaging people positively to our ability to influence the quality of customer service we receive. However, it can actually be applied to pretty much any conversation.
June 25, 2013
This quote came to me as I became increasingly aware of how problematic it can be to create the life we want when we don't know our own value. In other words, when we are unclear about why someone would want us as a part of their organization and/or want us as a relationship partner, friend, husband, wife, etc., we will always be looking to others to "fill in the blanks," so to speak.
June 18, 2013
As the father of two boys and an author of a book on parenting ("How to Get Kids to do What You Want!"), I found this quote on the difference between procreation and parenting to be especially meaningful. Unfortunately, in my humble opinion, this distinction isn't shared by most people. In other words, the conventional wisdom is that once someone has a baby, they are by definition "a parent," and while this is understandable, I believe that this automatic status is responsible for much of the problems associated with bad parenting.
June 11, 2013
Hello loyal viewers:-) This week's video is on knowing when to stop, or how to listen to our body's signals so that we don't over work, over eat, and/or "over talk" when we are wanting to convince someone of something - Leave a comment and tell your friends if you find this valuable:-)
June 04, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the experience of trying new things without needing to be immediately successful. He borrows the phrase "momentary incompetence" from Seth Godin's book, The Icarus Deception, and talks about why this often gets in the way of us accomplishing our goals, and what we can do about it.
May 28, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the experience of trying new things without needing to be immediately successful. He borrows the phrase "momentary incompetence" from Seth Godin's book, The Icarus Deception, and talks about why this often gets in the way of us accomplishing our goals, and what we can do about it.
May 14, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the energy we trust to guide our lives. He suggests we purposefully choose love as the energy we trust versus fear, and gives us some tips on how to make this choice in all aspects of life.
May 07, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at four concepts by author Angeles Arrien that can give those looking to create a more purposeful life four more powerful tools.
April 30, 2013
Dr. Bill Crawford looks at our tendency to focus on what we don't want, or what we are trying not to do or not to feel. He shows us how this engages a part of the brain that actually keeps us from achieving our goals and what we can do about it.
April 23, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at our desire to become centered and gives us a simple tip for accomplishing this that we can use anytime and anywhere.
April 16, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the problem of heated discussions, or those interactions with others that seem to generate more heat than light.
April 09, 2013
Dr. Bill Crawford describes a new seminar that he will be debuting in Grand Cayman on April 22nd, 2013. Here he will show leaders, supervisors, and managers how to become more influential in their lives and in the lives of others, and how to bring their best to life, even in the most difficult situations.
April 02, 2013
Dr. Bill Crawford describes a new seminar that he will be debuting in Grand Cayman on April 22nd, 2013. Here he will show leaders, supervisors, and managers how to become more influential in their lives and in the lives of others, and how to bring their best to life, even in the most difficult situations.
March 26, 2013
Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at how to move forward by understanding what to leave behind. Whether we are talking about a relationship, a job, a new city, or just a stage of life, knowing what to leave behind and how to pull that off is essential to being successful in the future.
March 19, 2013
Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the concept of taking responsibility for choices we made in the past (as adults), allows us to have the ability to respond and the ability to be successful in the future.
February 26, 2013
In this video, Dr. Bill Crawford draws from the wisdom of Seth Godin to help us understand what it means to be indispensable and how to do our work in such a way that changes from "a jog" to art and brings more meaning to our lives and the lives of others.
February 19, 2013
In this video, Dr. Bill Crawford draws from the wisdom of Seth Godin to help us understand what it means to be indispensable and how to do our work in such a way that changes from "a jog" to art and brings more meaning to our lives and the lives of others.
February 12, 2013
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us information on following our dreams and how this can serve us later in life. He does this from a hotel in Chicago where thousands kids (including his son Nik) are following their dream of getting into a quality theater school.
February 05, 2013
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford Continues to pursue his mission to help more people this year by first thanking everyone who has responded to his request from last week. He then goes on to reinforce the concept of how doing good in the world around us, brings us so much of what makes life rewarding.
January 29, 2013
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks how we can create more happiness, fulfillment, and peace of mind in our lives by "doing good in the world around us." He looks at how this is backed up by research and identifies four other proven techniques to enhance the quality of our lives.
January 22, 2013
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the problem conflict among coworkers and family members and gives us a new way to look at both the problem and the solution.
January 01, 2013
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford suggests a way to begin the new year that has been proven by science. Plus, he shows how "realistic optimism" engages the clear, confident, and creative part of the brain, which allows us to bring our best to life.
December 26, 2012
In this video, psychologist, and parent, Dr. Bill Crawford shares a gift he and his wife Georgia received from their two sons Nicholas and Christopher. This most precious gift comes in the form a letter written my Nik and read by Chris, and it is Dr. Bill's gift to you this holiday season.
December 16, 2012
In this video, psychologist and speaker, Dr. Bill Crawford describes a surprise gift that he gave to students in Mexico City and how this might be something you could give as well this holiday season.
December 04, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks a quote adapted from James Thurber that says: "What we should learn before we die is what we are running from, and to, and why." And how we can use this quote to create the experience of life we want.
November 27, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford talks about the value learning from, or letting go of the past from the famous pyramids of Teotihacan near Mexico City.
November 20, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the tendency to focus more on taking a stand versus moving forward after an election and how this relates to relationships, friends, and families.
November 13, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the tendency to focus more on taking a stand versus moving forward after an election and how this relates to relationships, friends, and families.
November 06, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us his best thoughts on how many people may be sabotaging their success by using their imagination to scare themselves to death versus bringing themselves to life. He then shows us how to fix this problem.
October 29, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford talks about how carrying grudges is like being stung to death by just one bee! Learn how to let go of the past and move on in this video.
October 09, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us three ways to change or address a problem. We can change the cause, change the effect, or become the cause. Watch this video to learn how to choose the most powerful option.
October 02, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford talks about how families can leave the past behind and become the place where no one needs fearing rejection.
September 18, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford takes a quote from Plato on how to best educate our children and backs it up with cutting edge research on the brain.
September 11, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford brings a new perspective to the subjects of mistakes, failure and blame, and gives us new ideas on how to handle mistakes in the future without blame guilt or fear.
September 04, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares his thoughts why we struggle with the fear that we are not enough, or tend to see our value based upon what we can do for others versus who we are. Then he offers a new way of looking at this issue and how to bring our best to life.
August 21, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford talks about how wisdom, influence, and listening are related and how to use one to obtain the other two.
August 14, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares his thoughts on why we stay in bad situations when we know that something needs to change.
July 17, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us his thoughts on our tendency to demonize the opposition, or describe those with whom we disagree in the worst of terms. You may be surprised at the effect this has on us!
July 03, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the tendency to beat ourselves up when we make a mistake and gives us options on how to change this destructive behavior. Please pardon the low volume... new mic. Future videos shouldn't have this problem:-)
June 20, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares his thoughts on being a father and the experience he had with his father. Plus he gives us information that we can take forward with our children that support their becoming confident, creative, and compassionate adults.
June 12, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares his on the power of words and how the phrase "I'm just sayin'" may not communicating what we really want others to hear.
June 05, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at how to decide what we "take to heart" or chose to use to create our experience of life. Then, he gives us 4 questions that can help us make this decision in the future.
May 29, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford looks at why so many people are so unhappy in life. He uses one of his favorite quotes to illustrate the problem and then gives us ways we can be more influential in how we look at the past, present, and future.
May 22, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares a magic question that can help us become, and stay more centered in our lives.
May 15, 2012
With the support of the Santiago Rossi Foundation, and help from students attending Colegio Anglo Mexicano de Coyoacan in Mexico City, Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us his thoughts on why diversity alone may not help us reach our goals. Learn what he believes must be combined with the concept of diversity to allow people of different cultures, races and belief systems to work together successfully.
May 13, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives us new information on dealing with stress so that we don't have to change the world around us to find peace of mind.
May 08, 2012
In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford reveals what he recommends to leaders to ensure that they are having the desired impact on their organization.
April 24, 2012

For those tired of being jerked around by others, Dr. Crawford, brings new information and a fresh perspective to this age-old problem? and more importantly, what you can do about it. He offers a "magic question" that will allow you to bring more clarity, confidence, and creativity to your interactions with others.
April 17, 2012

In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford speaks to the fact that anger doesn't like to be "managed" and gives us a new perspective on this emotion that allows us to protect ourselves AND accomplish our goals.
April 11, 2012

In this video, psychologist and speaker, Dr. Bill Crawford shows you how to increase the marketing value of your presentation and ensure everyone walks home with your business card!
April 10, 2012

In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford gives managers, supervisors, and parents his secret to giving successful feedback, or helping others learn from their mistakes.
April 03, 2012

In this video, psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford shares new information on why we have so many problems with weight, and how to approach the subject in a very different way.
March 12, 2012

In this video, psychologist, speaker, and author, Dr. Bill Crawford discusses why so much the information we hear on women and stress is not helpful. In fact, it may be making the problem worse! He then describes a new course that teaches women to take care of themselves without feeling selfish.
March 04, 2012

In this video, psychologist, speaker, and author, Dr. Bill Crawford uses one of his quotes to help us ensure that what matters most is not at the mercy of what matters least.
February 25, 2012

In this video, psychologist, speaker and author, Dr. Bill Crawford uses one of his quotes to examine how courage and fear influence our ability to make changes in life.
February 18, 2012

Dr. Bill Crawford addresses the power our words have on our life and gives tips on how to avoid arguing for our limitations, or defining our selves based upon our fear of failure or fear of appearing conceited.
February 11, 2012

Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford addresses the problem of people trying to fight fear with fear, or solve a problem based upon their worry and anxiety. He presents new information on why this doesn't work, and offers an alternative that allows us to bring our best to the problem-solving process.
February 06, 2012

Dr. Bill Crawford addresses the concern that many people have about becoming trapped in a conversation. We can't fight back or the difficult person will get worse, and yet, we also feel we can't leave. Check out this short video for a new perspective on this problem, and a creative solution.
February 06, 2012

Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford brings new information to the subject of stress that shows us how to change it from a problem to a big part of the solution. If you would like to become more influential in this area of your life, watch this short video.
January 25, 2012

Dr. Bill Crawford looks at the fear behind the difficult people we encounter and gives us a new perspective that is based on a 17th century quote. If you find this valuable, this is just one segment in a series of quotes and comments that you can receive each week for free by subscribing.
January 21, 2012

Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford helps us understand why our children can be so resistant, and what we can do about it. He comes at this from a very unique perspective that says "One barrier to being a great parent is the mistaken belief that we are raising kids."
January 14, 2012

Dr. Bill Crawford shares one simple question that can minimize the effect many difficult people have in our lives.
January 10, 2012

Psychologist, author, and speaker Bill Crawford, Ph.D. shares his philosophy on the two ingredients necessary to create successful relationships and why almost no one ever learns #2. He lives with his wife of 24 years and two sons in Houston, TX.
December 23, 2011

For the first time psychologist Bill Crawford shares his new information on how to create the life you want for kids!
December 18, 2011

Psychologist, Dr. Bill Crawford describes how he has helped clients change their relationship with their family in such a way that doesn't require the family to change.
October 11, 2011

If you have kids, are thinking of having kids, have kids who have kids, or deal with kids in any aspect of your life, you will love this video that brings you new information on how to get them to do what you want.
September 08, 2011
If you are looking for a speaker who isn't just going to tell stories or spout "motivational" cliches, check out this short video. Psychologist and speaker, Dr. Bill Crawford believes today's professionals are looking for solutions... new solutions in fact, that they can apply to the problems they face on a daily basis. That's why he brings cutting edge content to all his presentations, and delivers this new information with such energy and humor that people keep saying he reminds them of Steve Martin!