A Handbook for LifeSM Center Blog

The PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT series that gets results.
  • Obstacles Schmobstacles

    Last Sunday I was honored to give my presentation "Obstacles Schmobstacles" in Charlotte, North Carolina. I always welcome the opportunity to share some vital tips on dealing with the issues ...
  • Birthday Thoughts: 60 is 3 Years Away

        This article is being written on my 57th birthday.  Fifty seven didn’t sound old to me until I realized that in three years I’d be turning sixty! My situation is ...
  • How Do You Build Good Habits?

    How Do You Build Good Habits? We all have things we know we should be doing to improve our lives. But, for some reason we may seem to have trouble transforming ...
  • Is watching the Olympics Enough?

    Wherever I go these days people ask me, “Are you watching the Olympics?”    To tell you the truth, I have not had the opportunity to watch as much of the ...
  • Richard’s WBTV interview – Staying Positive with Parkinson’s

    Richard was interviewed on WBTV in Charlotte by TV news anchor Kristen Miranda about overcoming repeated health challenges and achieving multiple business and personal successes. Ms. Miranda asked ...
  • You Can Do That But I Can’t

    [caption id="attachment_1362" align="alignright" width="355" caption="Photos courtesy Richard Bryant"][/caption] Wherever I go I never cease to be amazed to hear people say, “You can do that but I can’t.” They may ...
  • You Can’t Procrastinate Your Way Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Look around and ask yourself if you are truly satisfied with all areas of your life.  Do you see things that you would like to change?  Maybe you’re not happy ...
  • This Achievement is Meant to Motivate You

    At a keynote address on October 23, 2010 Richard London told an audience of over 200 fellow Parkinson's patients that he was training for his black belt in jujutsu, "...not ...
  • A Secret to Enjoying Life

    My father is currently in the hospital fighting a mighty battle and teaching me two life lessons at the same time, “Never give up, and work to make the most ...
  • Is Failing Serious?

    My wife and I recently returned from a seven day vacation on a cruise ship. For those of you who have never experienced what it is like to have no ...
  • A Story of Faith and Perseverance

    This dog was born on Christmas Eve 2002. He was born with 2 legs.  He of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not want ...
  • Facing Your Fear of Failure

    "No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible." ...
  • Find Your Motivation to Overcome Obstacles

    Sometimes it's hard to stay positive and motivated when you face challenges in your life. Dealing with Parkinson's disease and cancer has helped me put life's challenges into perspective. ...
  • Do You Have a Fear of Failure or a Fear of Success?

    Do you have a fear of failure or a fear of success? You may have both. Have you ever had a goal of something that you wanted, but never ...
  • I bet you have trophobia but don’t know it

    Without looking it up, do you know what tropophobia is? To one degree or another we all have experienced it. I’d even go so far as to say ...
  • Believe in Yourself

    Rabbi Yaakov Salomon tells the story of an attorney who is defending a man for murder. The evidence against the man is overwhelming. The district attorney, defense attorney, ...
  • When is the right time to begin?

    Many of us have the desire to make positive changes in our lives.  What changes do you want to make?  Your dream may to be to start a new business.  ...
  • How Do You Develop Faith?

    Many people say that it’s important to have faith.  Faith in yourself.  Faith in good things happening to you.  Faith in achieving your goals.  But, how do you develop faith ...
  • Why do people fail to accomplish goals?

    Many people I know want to improve their lives. They want more money, nicer things or just to be happier in what they do every ...