Can Self-Awareness Make You a Better Leader?

Daniel Goleman, coiner of the term emotional intelligence, and his writing partner Richard J Davidson, a pioneer in the field of contemplative neuroscience, have written a new book. Though Goleman is fairly well known as an expert in leadership, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body is not a business book per se. […] See More

September 25, 2017

Daring to Dad With DJ Rezac

DJ Rezac is the author of the book series and program, Dare to Dad, which launched on Father’s Day this year. He also happens to be a great client and friend. So many of my clients are juggling complicated work and home lives, which is a lot like playing six-dimensional chess. When I first met […] See More

July 30, 2017

How to Blow Up Your Perspective Plateaus

In last week’s post, we talked about why waiting—putting off our goals and dreams until some arbitrary future date—is often a waste of precious time.  Sometimes, all we need is to look at things in a completely new way. A few years ago I had a great coach named Jeremy Stover.  I told him to […] See More

May 12, 2017

What Are You Waiting for? Lose Wait Now!

How often have we heard that we need to have a five-year plan or a 10-year plan? Several things have occurred recently that made me think about why we wait. The rationale for waiting is typically completely made up. I started thinking about all the time I’ve wasted waiting for certain things to happen. But by […] See More

May 3, 2017

Seeking the Big Prize: True Focus

An old friend used to say, “You get on base, then you get off base, then you get on base, then you get off base.” This can apply to so many things besides baseball: Professional growth, personal relationships, physical or mental health—pretty much anywhere you might be seeking equilibrium. Nobody is perfect, and progress often […] See More

October 19, 2016

Achieving Mindfulness: What Works Best?

Anyone who knows me probably also knows I’m a huge fan of mindfulness and meditation. I started meditating years ago and can’t say enough about the benefits for both my personal and professional life. It is no secret that the business world has been catching on to the value of meditation.  Lately, I’ve noticed a number of articles […] See More

October 12, 2016

More on the Perils of Work/Life Imbalance

A while back I wrote about the fallacy that overwork meant better work. More and more, people in the business world are beginning to recognize that working 60 and 70 and 80 hours a week is not a virtue. Rather, it reveals certain weaknesses in the worker. While there can be some short-term benefits to […] See More

October 5, 2016

The 2016 Misery Olympics

I love the term “Misery Olympics” and wish I’d thought of it first. Google it and you’ll get about 549,000 results, but who has time to get to the bottom of that rabbit hole? We all watched the Olympics in Brazil last month, but the Misery Olympics never end—they go year-round, and they’re everywhere. Basically, […] See More

September 14, 2016

The Transformation of Kris Kluver

I’ll just say it—I’m a sucker for reinvention stories. I love to see emails like the one I received yesterday from my friend Kris Kluver. This guy is your classic entrepreneur and really embodies the spirit of adventure. He started the first of 14 companies when he was only 19. If you know him only […] See More

August 18, 2016

Achieve Excellence and Follow Your Heart

In a recent New York Times piece, “The Incalculable Value in Finding A Job You Love,” Economics professor Robert H. Frank validated much of what I say about developing a niche market. To be happy, research suggests, earning a high salary isn’t enough. Once  your basic needs have been met, satisfaction comes from achieving mastery […] See More

August 3, 2016