I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen.
I mean, I’ve always thought about writing a book but to actually do it feels a bit surreal.
Looking at the stacks of marked-up drafts all over my office, it feels great to be at the end of what was otherwise a grueling journey. There were many times […]
The most important decision you have to make every day is where you spend your time and energy.
Every day you allocate these two precious resources and your current situation in life shows you how you’re doing. To live your life to your fullest potential, you want to choose activities that provide the best return for […]
If you’re the type to lose patience quickly or if your patience is wearing thin at this moment, here are two tips that can help immediately:
You lose patience when something you expect to happen does not happen.
You expect your colleague to get back to you within 24 hours and you’re mad […]
William Zinsser, American writer and teacher, passed away at the age of 92 this past week.
I had the privilege of meeting Bill a few years ago when I interviewed him for the Modeling Success Series. In addition, to the wonderful insights from that interview, we built a relationship that has been invaluable to […]
My wife just shared with me a sad story about a woman getting killed in a freak accident while walking down the street in NYC.
Uncontrollable events like this happen all the time and they remind me of the fragile and fleeting nature of life and […]
Over the years, I’ve received a lot of advice from friends and family, trained professionals and books on how to get along with others and build strong relationships. Most of it is insightful and effective but when I’m caught […]
“I’m just trying to help.”
How often have you said or thought these words?
If you’re a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It’s a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise.
So why does this happen? Why are you […]
In the last days before the new year, it’s an opportune time to bring the past, present and future together. Let’s start by …
… looking back.
Reflect on 2013 – what were the major highlights and disappointments?
Take time to celebrate both your successes and Continue Reading →
For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday.
One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it’s not always convenient or helpful […]
Throughout your life, you’ve learned many lessons that have changed the way you think, act and live.
But no matter how valuable the lesson, it is not fun to learn it the hard way.
Some say these learning pains are unavoidable and necessary for the learning to stick. This may be true for some […]
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