Miracle Questions

June 21 2019

Miracle questions can be helpful when you are trying to power through roadblocks or identify the direction of your truest dreams. Social workers and therapists around the world use miracle questions as tools to help clients solve problems creatively and positively. These types kinds of questions help shift an individual’s perspective from one that is […]


Be you (it’s the best gift you can give the world)

June 12 2019

“Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won’t be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time. It can’t help but be that. But more importantly, if you’re honest about […]


#DOorDIE, my kindness birthday initiative

June 08 2019

On August 6, I will turn 35. Aging seems to get a bad rap in some circles, but I’d like to think I’m becoming a stronger, wiser, more patient, more grounded, and overall more confident person. Leading up to my birthday, my goal is to complete 35 acts of kindness. I will make them public in […]


Thank you

June 06 2019

There’s strength and power in gratitude. Gratitude for self, gratitude for others, gratitude for challenges and successes and failures and opportunity. When you learn to see gifts everywhere you look, your world expands. Take time to recognize and honor the people and circumstances in your life. Thank those who have helped you along your journey. […]


Are you seen?

May 27 2019

When was the last time you let yourself be truly seen? When was the last time you truly saw another? Watch this.


Design everything you do

May 19 2019

“During my first internship out of college, Stella Lai gave me this tip and it has been the best professional advice I ever received. Try to practice this tip as literally as possible. The obvious areas are how you dress and how your house/apartment/room is organized. I would suggest not stopping there. Your emails should […]


Want to change your life? Change your conversations

May 12 2019

If you’re searching for change, one of the easiest things you can do RIGHT NOW is to evaluate the conversations you are having. Chances are they can use some editing. What are you talking about? What topics keep repeating? Who is involved? Monitor your conversations, both online and off, then prioritize the kind of world […]


If you can communicate your ideas, you can get anything done

May 08 2019

Are your communication skills holding you back? Make it a priority and set goals to improve. Register for this free online course on Public Speaking (class starts July 2), or check out Leading With Effective Communication. For more free online learning opportunities, browse content from Udemy, Coursera, Toastmasters International, and the Public Speaking Project here. […]


Greatest hits

May 04 2019

442 posts published since 2012. Here are the top 12 most visited: 12 questions to turn small talk into real talk 5 rules of hustling What brings people together? A coffee riddle The quiet room 19 things you can do instead of grad school 10 questions to ask at a dinner party (instead of “What […]


Who is glamorous?

April 23 2019

Glamour isn’t limited to the rich or famous. And it certainly isn’t restricted to fashion, the latest gadgets, jet-setters, or a particular brand of car. In fact, glamour is essential to attracting what you want, both in business and in life. Infusing your life with glamour brings more serendipity, more passion, and a lot more […]