The key is to just start

The night I quit my job I had a decision to make: wait, or just start. I chose to just start and held a seminar the next day. People in motion tend to stay in motion and people at rest tend to stay at rest. So whatever it is you’ve been waiting to do… just start!

When moving forward means saying goodbye

The world needs the light and magic you have inside of you. Your journey itself—and the promise of what is to come—is more important than any position you currently occupy.

What you need to know to find meaning in life and work

It amazes me how many people I talk to, even those well into advanced, seemingly rewarding careers, are actually not happy. Is this you? Have you found yourself thinking recently about how much you’d rather be doing something else? Do you know someone who is currently going through this?

Important questions to ask for a successful job interview

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Here are some questions you should consider asking in an interview. They will not only give you vital information about the company, the job, and your would-be peers, but also help make you look like you know what you’re doing.

Anxiously engaged

Engagement leads to flow. Flow describes those moments when you are so engaged in what you’re doing that you lose all sense of self, all sense of time, all sense of everything. You are wholly, utterly consumed in your focus.

Control vs Influence

If you’re talking about the life or lives of others, control is an illusion; influence is what matters.

Change blindness, and the all-of-a-sudden syndrome

Things rarely happen “all of a sudden.” They happen incrementally, by degrees; slowly, over time. The problem is, we usually don’t see them happening until “all of a sudden” it’s too late.

Principle based leadership

A good leader sees the principles that lie at the heart of every issue and instructs on those principles as they’re naturally encountered. Learning principles as they’re practically applicable makes them easier to remember. What kind of leader are you?

The blessed nature of simplicity

Life seems to have become focused on how much more you can take on. How much more you can do. How much more you can acquire. All too often, we mistake complexity for progress.

Stop trying to be someone you’re not

At this moment, is anything trying to pull you into being someone you’re not? For in reality, the more you try to become someone you’re not, the sillier you look.

That’s not my job

That kind of “no problem, it’s my job” approach is an inspiration in a day when so many are finding excuses to say “that’s not my job.”

Do you measure yourself?

Do you measure yourself? All day today I’ve been wallowing in spreadsheets, crunching numbers, and measuring progress. The process of measurement is an incredibly powerful principle. If you try to run a business (or a product, or a department, or a team, or a family, or a class, or a relationship, or even your journey […]