Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen

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Sep2015
  What does the narcissist say when he’s finished speaking? Now it’s your turn to speak … about me. When Narcissus saw his reflection in a stream he was so enamored he fell in and drowned. Like all personality traits we all have ... Read More
September 15, 2015Justin

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Sep2015

The Wrong Way to Motivate People

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Transcript So you want to motivate your kids to read. What do you do? Give them a gold star after they’ve read for ten minutes or give them - nothing. You would think it would be the gold star. What get’s ... Read More
September 1, 2015Justin

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Aug2015

How to spot a liar

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    Transcript Lying takes mental effort. It’s harder to remember made up facts than real ones. According to University of Texas researchers that can give you four clues to tell if someone is lying. Faulty memory. When Bill Clinton was asked about ... Read More
August 24, 2015Justin

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Jul2015

7 Myths About Success

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In 1979 researchers asked Harvard MBA graduates about their goals. 84% had no specific goals, 13% had goals but they weren’t committed to paper. Just 3% had clear, written goals with plans to achieve them. In 1989, the reviewers interviewed them again and found that the 3% who ... Read More
July 1, 2015Justin

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May2015
  I’m an international speaker and author so why am I going into the plumbing business? I barely know the difference between a pump and a sump and, call me pernickety, but I like to stay away from sewage, but if you had been through what I have you’d ... Read More
May 27, 2015Justin

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Mar2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwhUq1mOSZk Transcript of Video Scared of dying in a terrorist attack or accident? Actually the world’s leading cause of death is high blood pressure. One in seven people have it and almost half won’t know until they’re hit by a heart attack or stroke – like my dad who seemed fit and ... Read More
March 17, 2015Justin

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Feb2015
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

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Jan2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GO649Txwd4c 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

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Dec2014
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

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Nov2014
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