The two most important words you can say today

November 25 2016

Praise good work, hard work, reliable work, consistency and creativity — all of the things you’d like to see more of. Compliment someone’s effort and acknowledge how they are making the world a better place. Thank a friend, a colleague, a partner, a parent for the contributions they make. And don’t hesitate to ask for […]


Alone: fuel for you

November 18 2016

A client asked me for my top recommendation for those feeling lost and seeking direction. My answer is simple: be alone. Being alone is one of the best steps you can take to improve yourself, your relationships, even your business. Making time to be by yourself can give you new energy to bring to your […]


Why we must never give up hope

November 09 2016

There is always someone to fight for. There is always a reason to move forward. There is always a voice that needs to be heard. There is always a cause that demands attention. There is always work to be done. Give someone who needs it extra support today: a hug, a hello, a coffee, a […]


The danger of waiting for miracles

October 27 2016

What if the miracle never happens? What if while you’re waiting, something better comes along but you miss it because you’re too focused on waiting for the first miracle to happen? What if instead of waiting for the miracle, you took concrete steps towards making a dream come true? What if the miracle isn’t what you need […]


10 unpleasant things that are actually good for you

October 20 2016

Sticking to a schedule – Having a reliable structure gives you the space to create and dream. The same routine again and again might sound boring, but repetition contributes to mastery and improved skills. Failing – Disappointments test your motivation and resolve. Failures can encourage you to try again and come back stronger. Heartbreak – Great lessons can be […]


How to write an article that goes viral

October 13 2016

Quitting everything to go to Nepal is one of the scariest pieces I have published. I felt like a gutted fish, open and raw, when I wrote it. I had just come back from my first trip to Nepal, and I had so many thoughts swirling in my mind. I didn’t know how to share them and […]


A recipe for finding answers

October 05 2016

Go someplace quiet Where you are truly alone Turn off everything Your phone, especially And sit Listen to your thoughts Five minutes Where does your mind take you Ten minutes Where does your heart take you Fifteen minutes What do you really, really want? Be still Be quiet Repeat once a week (at least!) And […]


7 ways to make sure your next meeting is not terrible

September 27 2016

1. Get curious Gather input and collect information from your team before the meeting is scheduled. What are employees struggling with? What would help them reach their goals? 2. Turn it into a competition Split attendees into teams. Award points and reward initiative. You can keep a running tally from month to month and provide incentives […]


Travel and volunteering

September 24 2016

Travel isn’t just about a place, it’s about the people you meet along the way, and volunteering can be a wonderful way to connect. Not only will you learn more about the community, their culture, their struggles and their celebrations, you can help in a meaningful way — perhaps even leave a lasting impact. But […]


Are you spending too much time at work?

September 17 2016

The eight-hour workday was designed to get the most out of workers in order to run around-the-clock business. After observing inefficiencies of exhausted workers, Robert Owen split the day into three eight-hour blocks: work, play and rest. Even Henry Ford mirrored this formula. Yet bonuses, overtime pay, and office bragging rights have incentivized long work […]