Stop playing small

September 07 2017

What would you do if there were no obstacles? If money and time were not considerations? If you knew you would not fail? Your playing small serves no one.


Recognizing distance

September 01 2017

We often consider how far we have to left to go. Three more days until holiday. $10,000 to hit our fundraiser. Two terms left in the fiscal year. Four more miles in this run. Six credits to meet requirements. Yet how often do we measure and appreciate the distance we’ve traveled? Let the ground you’ve […]


When your world turns black

August 23 2017

Your project will fail. Your spouse will file for divorce. You’ll be looked over for the promotion. You’ll lose money on your startup. Your child will get arrested. People will talk badly about you. It will start raining as soon as you leave the office. All of these things can happen. Are you prepared? Life […]


Consume or create

August 18 2017

The internet has made it easy to sit back and watch and endlessly consume other people’s opinions, actions, projects, and work. It is now so easy to be a passive observer, to be someone who sits on the sidelines while others play in the game. It is difficult to create. It takes time and dedication […]



August 12 2017

A missed promotion. A late project. An injury. A disagreement with a loved one. A failed deal. A lost partnership. An audition with no call back. When you hit a speed bump or obstacle, how do you deal? Do you focus on what cannot be and concentrate on what is out of your control? Or […]


Rest days

August 02 2017

Athletes and bodybuilders know that taking rest days helps muscles recover. In fact, days of rest are seen as equally powerful as training days — necessary to increase strength and endurance. These “off days” are scheduled into physical training regimens. Rest days aren’t just for the body; they are important for the mind. Days away […]


The unusual gift of fear

July 30 2017

If you feel afraid, there’s a good chance something big is about to happen. You have a choice: run away or step towards it. With fear resting on one side of the scale, desire to change sits on the other. Either you desperately want something different or a situation has become so unpleasant it leaves […]


24 ways to hit reset

July 22 2017

1. Take a walk around the block. 2. Sit in the park. 3. Pick up a book you’ve been meaning to finish. 4. Play a favorite song. 5. Google photos of your next vacation spot. 6. Find a new route home. 7. Order take out. 8. Have lunch at a nearby hotel. 9. Surprise a […]


Stay in the mud

July 14 2017

We try to get out of uncomfortable moments fast — moments when we feel like frauds and failures and disappointments. But these moments are teachers, there to help you ask questions and sort through your most difficult, persisting views about yourself and the way the world works. It’s tempting to race past boredom, to distract […]


Priorities and time management

July 10 2017

How you choose to spend your day reflects the priorities you’ve set. Where you direct your focus, who you spend your time with, what you do after work — these are decisions that show what is most important to you. Parcel out the goals you’re hoping to accomplish and block work into manageable chunks. Sometimes […]