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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Should I quit my job?
You’re not alone.
People often tell me they are unhappy with their jobs. They fantasize about getting out and like most fantasies, it doesn’t happen.
The good news is:
Those who do make the switch don’t regret it.
The bad news is:
“I just want my kids to be happy”
In the United States Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of man are:
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
Look deeply at what you […]
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 […]
Seventeen years before Steve Job’s famous commencement address at Stanford in 2005, William Zinsser addressed the graduating class at Wesleyan University with a speech that was phenomenal.
I came across this commencement address while writing up a […]
Imagine coming from a childhood where your teachers thought you were lazy and slow because you tested poorly (due to dyslexia), your peers alienated you because you were bad at sports and all the adults you live with fell ill or passed away before you became a teenager.
Most people would apply […]
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