Empowerment · August 02, 2020
Anyone who has worked in an office setting may have likely had been a part of this particular situation: Everyone is gathered in the big board room. At the head of the table is the President, Vice President, or whomever the company anointed as the decision maker of the day. Detailed presentations are made. Arguments for different options on the proper course of action are put forward. Finally, when this part of the meeting is completed, everyone looks to the front of room with breathless...
Empowerment · July 30, 2020
Join me on this podcast discussing how the Last Surviving Dinosaur was created, and my next venture coming out in the Fall: A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method.
Crankiness · July 25, 2020
The true definition of a "CrankaTsuris" is the voicing of every single grievance you may have had from the very moment you came out of your mother's womb. It includes not only the unresolved grievances which may trouble you at that very moment, but since you are on a roll, you throw in all the grievances that you no longer have, the ones that have been completely resolved, those you may have even forgot about, and of course, the ones you didn't even know existed. The other interesting thing...
Empowerment · July 19, 2020
Lifestyle · July 19, 2020
Crankiness · July 08, 2020
Growing up as a child in the 1960's, I looked forward every week to my favorite TV show: Batman!!! I loved the choreographed fights. I loved the tongue in cheek seriousness they had with their roles. I loved Alfred the Butler. I loved the Bat Pole. How neat was that! All they had to do was slide down a pole to the Bat Cave, and they came down perfectly dressed for action. Their hair was perfect. No stomach upset going down the pole. It did not seem to make them sweaty. Their clothes was...
Empowerment · July 01, 2020
If you plan on having an effective CrankaTsuris practice, it is important to know your history. It is true what they say. Those who do not learn history tend to repeat it. When it comes to thinking about your CrankaTsuris practice, one history lesson to learn is the story about the Straw that Broke the Camel's Back. Now, there have been many camels who have had someone put a straw on their back. Unfortunately, many of these poor camels suffered the same fate. It broke their backs, and they...
Empowerment · June 25, 2020
Throughout my blog posts, I have laid out various strategies to effective crankiness or what I have coined "the CrankaTsuris Method". Here, I like to lay out the five steps you can employ to lay down the foundation, and begin your own journey to effective crankiness. 1. Rename your "crankiness" as a "CrankaTsuris." The crankiness comes in all different kind of forms. It come from anger. It comes from fear. It comes from frustration. It comes from depression. These are just a few. These are real...
Empowerment · June 14, 2020
People would come to me, and ask me about "effective" versus "ineffective" crankiness, and when I try to explain, some like to argue with me that there is no such thing as "ineffective" crankiness. I am told "You know what? I just want to blow off some steam. And when I blow off a little steam, I feel a whole lot better. There's nothing wrong with that!" Yes. We absolutely all have to blow off some steam. But, steam can still burn. Who are you to be the expert on what is the exact amount of...
Crankiness · May 30, 2020
This is the interview I had with David D. of Black Chateau Enterprises at the LA Bookfest on May 9th. I talked about CrankaTsuris, and my upcoming book "A Grownup Guide To Effective CrankaTsuris: The CrankaTsuris Method." Dave: Why did you decide to write this book? Steve: Two things happened at different times. Back in the Summer of 2017, I was with my partner at an apartment we rented in Rome, Italy. The power went out right when she was putting black color in her hair, which does not go well...

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