Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen


TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO I had this girlfriend that I wasn’t entirely smitten with, until, she dumped me. Suddenly, she was the love of my life. Turns out we humans value what we lose even more than what we gain. Applying that insight could triple your chances ... Read More
February 19, 2015Justin


Jan2015 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Does happiness make you smarter? Take something that requires serious brainpower with life or death consequences. Medical diagnosis. Cornel university psychologists gave a bag of candy to half a group of doctors. Even doctors aren’t immune to the charms of a little token of appreciation. With their emotional state ... Read More
January 14, 2015Justin


TRANSCRIPT To Nelson Mandela I was a stranger. That’s what made my meeting with him so extraordinary. A client invited me to attend a presentation he was giving in Johannesburg. When the formalities were over Madiba walked into the audience and began ... Read More
December 3, 2014Justin


Read Transcript  My grandmother is 92, she’s a little deaf and frail. I hate to admit this but the idea of visiting her sometimes feels like a bit of a schlepp. It takes me out of my workday, out of my personal ... Read More
November 18, 2014Justin



How Praise Can Reduce IQ

Transcript Compliments are important, right? I can go at least a month on a good compliment, okay, maybe a day. Compliments build self-esteem and confidence. But, there is a “But”. See experiments show that if you compliment someone in the wrong way ... Read More
October 31, 2014Justin


TRANSCRIPT Yale’s Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski of has found that you can see your work in one of three ways. At it’s lowest level it’s just a job. You do it for the money. When I backpacked around the world I had many ... Read More
October 13, 2014Justin


TRANSCRIPT Have you ever wondered why 70% of people say they hate what they do do? Only 5% of people will retire financially independent? Over 60% are overweight or obese? Or why around half of all marriages will end in divorce?... Read More
September 27, 2014Justin


TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO I was a depressed kid and so when I was eleven I decided to end it all. Don’t worry I didn’t do it. As I grew older I realized that happiness was not an inborn trait it ... Read More
September 24, 2014Justin



Did 9/11 Make New York Better

Transcript When I studied Psychology the focus was on repairing broken minds rather than unlocking growth and potential. We had a whole textbook called Psychopathology on the diseases of the mind. One of the chapters was on PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress ... Read More
September 11, 2014Justin



How to Retire Rich

"The reason why we get ourselves into trouble is that we spend what we don’t have to buy what we don’t’ need, to impress people we don’t even like." - Don Watney My first job was delivering newspapers ... Read More
September 2, 2014Justin