Category: Blog Posts

Blog by Motivational and Keynote Speaker Justin Cohen



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


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