The funny, but insightful story about how we tend to destroy what is most precious to us. A video from an international speech competition.
Sometimes it helps to look at life through a different lens—using a powerful analogy. This one tends to be highly effective in helping us view our life objectively.
Stress: A means of propulsion in life I was recently laid off. I just had my exit interview. With it comes a distinct sense of finality. I have seven 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 […]
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.
Alex sings “I am very special”, melts my heart, and inspires me to write “so are you”.
As I’ve continued writing my book, Escape Velocity, I keep thinking upon this notion of microcosms. For more on what I call “The microcosm approach to success,” see the following two posts: Making the most of microcosms (how to use microcosms to achieve large objectives) Controlled Failure (how to fail on your terms) There’s an […]
Peaks and valleys Peaks and valleys. Life is full of them. The important thing to remember when you’re in a valley is that you won’t stay there forever. Valleys are temporary, even when they seem to last an eternity. Inevitably, you find yourself back on top again. Sometimes, just remembering that can be the encouragement […]
There is beauty all around Early this morning I was on the way to the gym, when I suddenly turned the corner and stopped dead in my tracks. There had been a light fog and the sun had just broken through, casting beams of light that streamed down onto the neighborhood. I quickly pulled over […]
This single principle can have an exponential impact on how much you get done in life. It’s a productivity powerhouse that, once understood, can be a game changer.
The principle of scarcity The principle of scarcity is simple. We tend to place the highest value on things that are rare. Gold, diamonds, vacations, winning the lottery—you get the idea. We tend to see far less value in things that are more common or are readily available, but that may actually be substantially more […]