When you can’t read the sign

August 20 2019    Tags: , , , ,

Sometimes the sign is right in front of you and you can see it clearly for yourself.

Sometimes the sign is blurry and you have to squint.

Sometimes you don’t see any sign at all.

Sometimes someone else can help you see what is in front of you…. More...

Surprise and delight

August 10 2019    Tags: , , , , , ,

Seth Godin first plopped these two words into my mind many years ago. Since then, this has become something of a personal mantra: How can I bring more joy into the world? How can I surprise the people around me?

It’s not enough… More...

21 gifts that don’t require money

  1. time
  2. kindness
  3. space
  4. attention
  5. skills
  6. praise
  7. recommendations
  8. introductions
  9. focus
  10. encouragement
  11. presence
  12. gratitude
  13. compliments
  14. touch
  15. a letter
  16. a song
  17. a dance
  18. a smile
  19. laughter
  20. understanding
  21. help (just ask!)

What can you give today? Tweet me @redheadlefthand.

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Want to change your life? Change your conversations

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… More...

Greatest hits

442 posts published since 2012. Here are the top 12 most visited:

  1. 12 questions to turn small talk into real talk
  2. 5 rules of… More...

Add magic

April 06 2019    Tags: , , , , , ,

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… More...

Be kind, online and off

Pew Research Center found that 73% of adults have seen someone… More...

Give thanks

The ability to show and express gratitude is one of the greatest gifts we can give to another. Gratitude is a powerful tool, one that can shift perspectives and brighten a dreary worldview in an instant.

A dear friend in Nepal once told me, “It is always possible to look up and see who is above you. People driving cars. The airplanes. My father said we have to also look…

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Intentional spaces, event planning, and work that matters

November 16 2018    Tags: , , , , , ,

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Will Bachman on his podcast Umbrex. We talk about my dinners in New York, my work with Seth Godin, and what I’m doing now in Nepal.

Listen here.

Consider this your friendly reminder that it is never too late to start.

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Want to leave a lasting impression? Do this.

People want to be snapped out of their reverie. They want something different, something new. They want the unexpected to happen.

And this is why most people’s faces are tucked into their devices, mindlessly scrolling. They are searching for meaning. They want to find something that makes them feel. Anything — A photo, a comment, a message, a piece of news that makes their pulse quicken and heart skip.

What if…

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