Inspire Yourself with Skill

“Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman

There are simple ways to spice up your day. This is a simple, but powerful loop that you can practice everyday as part of what you already do. It will add zest and light your fire while you make things happen as you go about your day.

By June 4, 2010 18 Comments Read More →

Change Your Why or Change Your How

“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” – Satchel Paige

Chances are you have tasks each day, that you just don’t want to do. Talk about un motivation.

By June 3, 2010 13 Comments Read More →

10 Ways to Know Thyself

“The best mirror is an old friend.” – George Herbert

The more you know about yourself, the more you can skillfully motivate yourself, play to your strengths, limit your liabilities, and make the most of any situation. Socrates taught us to “Know thyself” … but how? What are some of the more effective ways we can learn about our patterns for thinking, feeling, and doing.

By December 30, 2009 10 Comments Read More →

The Sweet Spot: Passion, Profit, and Value

Here’s a simple model I’ve been using lately to help some friends think about the infamous passion vs profit question. I actually like to think of it as a passion AND profit … and value question. It really is a simple model, but it helps highlight a couple of key points. For one thing, the saying do what you love, and the money will follow, is misleading.

By July 16, 2009 20 Comments Read More →
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You 2.0

Unleash a version of your best self — quickly find your purpose, values, and personal success patterns.

By June 2, 2009 41 Comments Read More →