During the holidays, New York City is packed with people – on the sidewalks, inside stores and in the subway. Usually, I fade the crowds out to get to where I want to go.
But today, as I waded through tourists stopping to short to take photos, I stopped to look at what they […]
Have you ever finished a book and found it so useful that you wished you read it much earlier on in your life?
I read on average 1-2 books a week (the silver lining to a long commute to work). Most of the books, I read once, glean the key ideas and never re-read again. Which is why I […]
As we change seasons, whether it’s from summer to autumn or winter to spring, it’s easy for our to-do lists to keep getting longer and longer. For some of us, as our list of tasks and priorities begin to grow, so does our urge to procrastinate.
This happens because willpower, self-control and discipline […]
When it comes to personal growth, it’s easy to just wing it.
We live life and believe that we’ll automatically learn from our experiences and log those lessons into our memories. We’re heavily influenced by the self-improvement fad of the month or the advice we’re hearing from friends, family, colleagues and the media. This take-life-as-it-comes approach is […]
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 […]
“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 →
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 […]
49,599 miles later,
This trip around the world was amazing in many ways – the food, the sights, the people …
but all of that was to be expected from a trip like this.
What I didn’t expect was to learn a few life lessons that have changed […]
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