Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen



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


I went partying on Saturday night. I wasn't really in the mood. I was feeling a bit flat and self-conscious. Until the drugs kicked in. Caffeine and alcohol. Red Bull and Vodka. Suddenly I was in the zone, brimming with confidence, bubbling with vitality, speaking ... Read More
August 26, 2014Justin


My mother is a bit of a health nut. When we were growing up we weren’t allowed sugar. Except at parties. I’d generally treat those like a Roman orgy. I’d eat until I vomited and if no one was looking I’d start again. ... Read More
August 14, 2014Justin


"History is fast becoming Herstory." Justin Cohen WHY I’M THINKING OF HAVING A SEX CHANGE As we celebrate women’s day this month in South Africa I found myself wondering what all the fuss was about. Women aren’t another species, like the ... Read More
August 7, 2014Justin


Transcript of video When I was a kid I heard about the power of visualization. What I wanted more than anything was a tape-to-tape cassette recorder So I visualized it until I was blue in the face.  And then it magically appeared. ... Read More
July 30, 2014Justin