No Matter What I Do, There Is Always a 27-Year-Old Doing It Better

I have come to understand that no matter how successful I become, there will always be a 27-year-old who is doing it better. Accepting this is an important step in overcoming the pain of jealousy. Jealousy stirs up competition. But everyone needs some competitive edge otherwise we wouldn’t challenge ourselves to progress. Other people are […]

Why Can’t We Stop Working?

“Happiness is…the precursor to greater success. Every single relationship, business and educational outcome improves when the brain is positive first.” In other words, success is a result of happiness, not the other way around. And yet, so many executives work tirelessly, questing for a goal — happiness —  that doesn’t come from professional achievement. There’s work […]

Body Moving

You are what you own. You are what you wear. You are where you work. You are what you say and tweet. Is your lifestyle a clear indication of who you are and what you really desire? Most of the time we can’t get what we want, so our actions are pragmatically confined to what […]

Thinking [inside] the box

When we embrace what we have and the hurdles we inherent, we are forced to find alternative means of survival. In escaping the day to day routine we acquire a broader perspective. Struggle pushes the mind to think different about our surroundings. Being different isn’t always a matter of deliberate rebellion or weirdness but a […]

Evaluating Change

There’s always something better. A better phone, a better bike, a better restaurant, and better business partners. But to find that newness takes time, trust, and proper funds. It’s much easier to stick with the status quo. But at some point the old product or relationship becomes stale; it starts underperforming and getting in the […]

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Less is more.  The key to happiness in life and our career is simplification, removing the stuff that has no value and focusing on the stuff that does.  Ask yourself 3 questions:   “What am I deeply passionate about?” “What taps my talent?” “What meets a significant need in the world?”  The formula for continued […]