17.4.2017 Fear | Leadership | Pain

The Problem With Not Failing.

The problem with not failing is that you never get any better. Forward progress is a result of loss and suffering. Whatever you call it – a try or an iteration, a pivot, a test, or a trial balloon – trying and failing is uncomfortable, no matter how you tried to rationalize the outcome. But Read More 

12.4.2017 Extreme Behavior | Leadership

First You Move.

Progress comes in stages. First, you have to make movement. Then you learn the motions and moves of success. You go through those motions until you learn why you’re doing them. Progress, and more importantly success, is the result of turning moves and movement into momentum. You aren’t just doing things because someone else told Read More 

8.4.2017 Extreme Behavior | Leadership

Success is Primal.

To this day, a small white box sits tucked away in the archives of a nondescript building in downtown Copenhagen stuffed next to other artifacts from a time when “frozen” meant death. The back of that seemingly insignificant box reads, “Grandfather’s beard, from the days of exile.” Inside that box lies the bushy, reddish-orange beard of Read More 

6.4.2017 Extreme Behavior | Leadership

Where To Find Inspiration.

Inspiration is the one thing you lose just after you stop looking for it. That’s why your hustle matters so much. It matters that you get out of bed and go do something productive today. Even though you might not feel like doing that. It matters that you try to repair that fractured relationship. Even Read More 

28.3.2017 Attitude | Leadership

Making Progress Is Messy.

You don’t have to get it right the first time. You just have to keep trying. Perfection isn’t the goal. Getting to where you want to be is the goal. Often that is an ugly process. It’s messy. Full of the human things that cause frustration and confusion. You’re going to make mistakes along the way. Read More 

27.3.2017 Fear | Leadership

The Mistake Of Believing That They Are Smarter Than You.

Think about the rules and conventional wisdom you have adopted to help you run your life. You believe that if you have more money that you will have fewer problems. You believe that you can’t get a decent job without an advanced degree. You believe that you shouldn’t feel good about yourself unless your body is Read More