Letting go: A skill

April 09 2019

Most people hold onto relationships or situations longer than necessary. Stability is appealing, and change is hard. Loyalty has the potential to be faulty, however, and should be reserved for situations that show promise and potential. Even reciprocity. We have limited energy to share. Learning to discard situations and environments with insight and discretion is […]


Add magic

April 06 2019

Instead of focusing on what is wrong or needs to change in your life, add something. Look for ways to fill your life with magic. Once a day, once a week, even once a month, incorporate something that inspires you: A song that brings you joy. A place with fond memories. Fifteen minutes sitting on […]


A different lens

March 28 2019

So much of life and the way in which we interpret day-to-day interactions is a matter of perspective. Sometimes the best choice we can make is to take a step back and consider our current situation from a different lens. How can you shift perspective? Awareness Set aside time each week to take stock and […]


Being “good enough”

March 25 2019

I asked how can you ever be sure that what you write is really any good at all and he said you can’t you can’t you can never be sure you die without knowing whether anything you wrote was any good if you have to be sure don’t write –W.S. Merwin


Who are you watching?

March 08 2019

Check your browser history. Which sites claim most of your time? What pages are you visiting regularly? Whose stories do you tap? And when do you stop scrolling? The people you watch, the photos you admire, the videos you pull up — they all say something about who you are and who you aspire to […]


3 ways to move past small talk

March 01 2019

Use these question cards at your next event. Listen to this podcast to connect more deeply with audiences. Make writing a habit. Observe, notice, reflect, record, dream. Creative people are curious. And curious people are the most skilled at starting and engaging in meaningful conversations.


What is your ROI?

February 24 2019

What if more time to create is more valuable than being busy? If fewer appointments means you’re killing it? If a handful of quality contacts is a better value add than a list of unknown names? If an increase in daily smiles means you’re on fire? If having fun at work isn’t an exception but your […]


Career counseling

February 13 2019

I was asked to speak to a group of Nepali students on “Career counseling.” I wrote a few things down. When you’re uncertain, you’re uncomfortable. No one likes being uncomfortable. That’s why we go to doctors to get medicine instead of taking vitamins. In addition to telling you to take vitamins and take good care […]


Fight fire with water

February 09 2019

Stop fighting and relax. Instead of trying to confront obstacles head on, look for ease. Can you infuse confrontations with love? Bring fluidity into challenging situations? Maybe you feel stuck. Sometimes desired outcomes happen as a result of less effort, not more. When you’re feeling the heat at work or at home, weave cool and […]


The difference between an amateur and a professional

February 01 2019

An amateur hopes a goal will happen. The professional sets a goal then works backwards. An amateur cuts with words. Professionals look for ways to raise their own game while lifting others alongside them. An amateur relies on hope. The professional acts and demonstrates results. The amateur seeks attention. The professional graciously accepts accolades, then […]