The poem Invictus, teaches us that we can’t control the cards life deals us, but we can control what we do with those cards. We are the masters of our fate, we are the captains of our soul.
As per my prior post, I was recently laid off, and just had my exit interview. With it comes a distinct sense of finality now. I have 7 kids and no job. It’s kind of stressful. But stress can be good. If taken appropriately, it can galvanize your resolve. It motivates you, and gives you a […]
A common decision-making error called “lock-in”, which plagues so many people and prevents them from changing paths or moving forward in their lives.
For our change initiatives to be successful, we have to get down the the core, what really drives change, this is what really matters.
Misery in life is the result of living without direction. For a life of happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and meaning, you need a strong moral compass.
Alex sings “I am very special”, melts my heart, and inspires me to write “so are you”.
The following is one of my favorite YouTube videos. When you have a vision, when you really believe you can make a difference, do something great, or create something meaningful, then you’ve got to learn to ignore the critics, and ignore your failures. Neither one will go away. Both can help you succeed. Critics fuel […]
The movie “Waiting for Superman” premiers this week in select cities. I’m gravely disappointed that none of those cities are near me. If you haven’t yet heard of Waiting for Superman, you can read more here, or view the official Waiting for Superman website here. In short, it’s a movie about how badly we’re failing […]
The key to living a life of fulfillment and happiness is ensuring that these ascending needs are met.
Change becomes biologically easier when facing personal disaster. Here’s how you can take advantage of it.
Amazing things happen when you become extremely good at something.
Change is difficult, but by understanding the biology behind it, we uncover 10 powerful steps that can increase our chance of success, and even make it easier.
For us to find fulfillment and peace in life, it’s critical that we regularly find time do this one simple thing. Stop.
Driving awareness and empathy to the issue of homelessness in America. Be aware, and help by sharing.
The following TED talk, given by Simon Sinek, describes how it is that great leaders inspire action, why some people are able to achieve things, when others are not. He explains the brilliant, biologically based “Golden Circle”, a new way of looking at how people approach what they do. He also discusses the Law of […]
Ken Robinson gives a TED talk on “Do Public Schools Kill Creativity”, and then makes a poignant argument about the failure of public schools.
The inspiring story of how a young man was saved by a simple expression of how important he was, in this touching story of “Who I Am Makes a Difference.”
Finding fulfillment, purpose, and direction in life isn’t hard, once you realize these four fundamental truths about the pursuit of mastery and personal progress.
It amazes me how many people I talk to, even those well into advanced, seemingly rewarding careers, are actually not happy. Just within the past 4 weeks I’ve had a number of my closest friends communicate this to me, these are people who are years into outstanding careers, who have advanced degrees, people who I […]
Background I’m a member of several psychology, neurology, and cognitive/behavioral groups on LinkedIn, where I’m able to participate in lots of great discussions. Today, I came across a study being conducted by Deryck Thake, a student researcher from the University of Leicester School of Psychology. Deryck is studying the nature of shame and self-forgiveness, and […]