I’m still trying to wrap my head around this, as it is completely counterintuitive to me.
I’m not saying I don’t have challenges and that life is always easy, but my day-to-day isn’t filled with as much strife. There’s less struggle as I move about the world.
I think of how difficult momentum seemed in the…More...
I wrote my first post on Medium this week. Before clicking “Publish,” I was surprisingly nervous. I think because this writing is very personal, an experience that is dear to my heart and involves people I love. I almost didn’t post it.
I had no idea it would impact and resonate with so many people. I’m talking just under 10k views in less than one week.
We spend so much…More...
You’re feeling dissatisfied, unsettled. You want better than what life is presenting to you. You want to provide for yourself and your family. Maybe you’d describe yourself as unhappy.
No matter where I’ve gone in the world (or who I’ve worked with: students, prisoners, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, monks), I’ve seen two typical responses to this situation.
Option A — Action Paralysis
What does this mean? Ideas aren’t in short supply,…
Risk frightens some people. It paralyzes others. Risk has stopped many people from doing incredible things.
Risk has also failed to prevent others from wholeheartedly chasing their dreams.
It might be worth asking whether risk is your fear dressed in disguise.
If risk wasn’t an issue, would your decisions change?More...
Before traveling to Nepal, I did some major quitting: I quit my job, quit a relationship, quit where I was living, and quit some hard held beliefs about the way life should be lived. At the time, I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. The pieces were there, but the puzzle wasn’t coming together.
After taking time to revisit my go-to list of dreams (I suggest…More...
No one is remembered for playing it safe.
Life is for experiments, making messes, screwing up, breaking things, smiling, laughing, crying, loving, grieving, starting anew.
And every time it is different.
“You’re so lucky! I want your life!”
If you’ve heard this, you probably know luck has very little to do with it.
If you haven’t, you, too, can live the life that gets people asking, “How do you do it?” by following these tips for living adventurously:
Don’t: Be afraid of looking like a fool.
The “foolish” moments are the stories you’ll share later on. You won’t always have the answers, and on…More...
- Decide to get it done. Commit. Go.
- Goals will keep you on track.
- Fears take on tricky disguises. Call them out or enlist the help of someone who can.
- Helping others is one of the best things you can do with your time.
- You will learn more traveling than sitting in a classroom.
- Relationships are containers for growth.
- Be kind.
- Laugh more.
- It’s OK to make mistakes.
- It’s OK to admit you’re wrong.
- It’s OK to say no.
- Sometimes you…
Stop thinking about what you want. Think about how you want to feel.
Instead of looking for what will make you happy, focus on what you’re good at.
Rather than planning to get ahead, find a way to help others.More...
Everyone is a connector.
You may think you’re not, but you are. We’re all members of tribes, we join groups we’re interested in, we gravitate towards people who are familiar. We’re social creatures.
Just because “Connector” isn’t listed on your resume doesn’t mean you’re lacking these skills. I see connectors in teachers, school counselors, grocery store clerks, fitness leaders, sales executives,…More...
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