My two-year old son, Jake, fractured his shin a few weeks ago and had to wear a full leg cast.
As a parent, I imagined endless whining and moping and an annoying summer all around. Surprisingly, that didn’t happen. He didn’t even cry at the doctor’s office.
I’ve never been in a cast before but I would imagine […]
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 […]
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 […]
… procrastinate with another productive activity.
For me, it was writing this article. For you, it may be reading this article.
Procrastination powerfully pulls me – it’s one of those habits that I am shamefully unable to shake. I’ve written, read and discussed about it. I understand the mental and material costs of procrastination, the […]
Thanksgiving is one my favorite holidays.
Not only does it bring my family together for great food and company, it also serves as trip wire to reflect on the year and all the things to be grateful for.
These days, in this era of busyness, it’s so easy to go from one task to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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