Print BlogThere are software developers in Silicon Valley, Wall Street Lawyers, serial entrepreneurs and even exercise addicts whose lives have become so unbalanced; they miss their being entirely. I have known many in my past, and there will be more to come. Years ago, I knew of an ultra-marathoner and triathlete who came home after a long training session to discover a note from his wife saying she was divorcing him. His life was spent running, and eventually, he ran
Print BlogHave you ever thought about your free will? Do you consider yourself truly free? May of us have and would probably answer yes to this question. Unfortunately, we often don’t understand what real freedom is. If our actions are a reaction to what happens around us, then none of our actions are truly free.
Print BlogDescartes once said “I think, therefore, I am.” Even though we see this phrase thrown around a lot, many of us don’t really understand what it means.
Print BlogFar too many people go through life knowing who they are without ever finding the courage to be who they are. One of the hardest things in life is letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embrace who we are. It is understandable that some of the time we have no choice. For example, in my personal life, I prefer dressing in Carhartt pants and a shirt, Timberland’s, and one of the many hats that
Print BlogThe most open and approachable people I know always seem to have a smile on their face. Is this an accident or is it a skill that must be learned? Many years ago, I knew a couple who owned a small dry cleaning and tailor shop. The shop was within walking distance of a train station. They were good people who worked hard and had big American dreams. In the course of their work, a few well-known and several
Print BlogContrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be the loudest person in the room to stand out. In fact, a study has shown that there is a direct relationship between perceived annoyance and the loudness of communal sounds.
Print BlogHave you ever felt like you were stuck in a never-ending cycle of failure? Do you find yourself unable to succeed every time you endeavor to turn your life around? It’s a tough spot to be in.
Print BlogThere was an interesting article that appeared in The Washington Post in March 2015 entitled: “Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college.” Though the article was primarily written for parents “devastated” by the prospect that their straight-A students might still lack the stuff to get into a prestigious university, there is a valuable kernel of information in that article for every one of us, college-age or much older. It all comes down to
Print BlogDespite the digital interconnectedness of modern-day society, a significant percentage of us are virtually stuck in place in our real, not virtual lives. It is incredibly easy for us to click on YouTube and “be” in Bali or Brazil in a second, but in our actual everyday existence we live in an adventure-free, experience-free environment. For far too many, the concept of “adventure” is having spaghetti and sausage rather than spaghetti and meatballs; walking the mall clockwise instead of
Print BlogYou’ve almost sealed the deal with a client you’ve been pursuing for 3 months. You’re just an email away from convincing them to choose your company over your competitor’s.