Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen


Feb2016 Why some people don’t feel stress Researchers at Harvard gave people a social stress test. Kelly McGonagall explains it likes this: Imagine you’ve got to give a five-minute impromptu speech on your weaknesses to a panel of experts who roll their eyes every time you stutter. Now they make you count ... Read More
February 9, 2016Justin


Research by Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman found that increasing income level does increase happiness but only up until about $75 000. After that more money just brings … more money! But even under $75 000, money is not nearly as important as ... Read More
November 24, 2015Justin


TRANSCRIPT When it comes to losing weight the exact program you’re on is less important than this one thing. Researchers from Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research put 1 600 people on a weight loss program. Half the group recorded their ... Read More
October 28, 2015Justin



Can a computer game cure anxiety?

When I studied Psychology many people believed that mood disorders like depression and anxiety were caused by early childhood trauma and our best hope of a cure was years on the therapist’s couch. Yet the latest studies show that there maybe a quicker cure. It’s true, negative ... Read More
September 29, 2015Justin


  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



The Wrong Way to Motivate People

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



How to spot a liar

    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



7 Myths About Success

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


  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


Mar2015 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