Nothing changes in your life until you decide you need to change. It doesn’t matter what incentive is in front of you or what penalty is behind you — you will only change when you decide for yourself that change is necessary. That’s true for you. And it’s true for everyone else around you. That’s …
Change is hard. But it’s something that you want and know that you need. The beginning of the year spawns this romantic feeling of possibility. Regardless of where you are in your life, the end of a year marks a time of automatic introspection and thoughts about what might come next. That usually starts with …
Where you are, determines what you do. It doesn’t matter how cold-hearted or foolish you might be, you’re going to change your behavior when you’re in a church or around someone you feel is especially religious. The same is true for how you act on vacation away from the office. It’s different — and so …
Don’t waste your time trying to be something that you’re not. Don’t waste a moment pretending to be someone that you think other people want you to be. The truth is that you get to choose what you do and who you are. You get to decide everything about your future. All of it. The …
Walking down Shotwell St in San Francisco, you’d be forgiven for not noticing the thin, nondescript brown building with its two businesses splitting the narrow front.
It’s not good enough to be right. Or to do what you think is right. The hard truth about leadership is that to be effective you have to master the power of words. You have to master delivering those words in the right tone. A good example of this comes from perhaps the greatest ruler …
I’ve stopped giving other people advice. Well, not exactly. I still have as many opinions as I have always had, I’ve just realized that giving good advice is really hard to do. It’s almost automatic that I’ll give you bad advice. Not horrible, malicious advice — just insight and perspective that are completely unhelpful. And …
Great business plans get destroyed by bad personal behaviors.
It’s easy to talk about momentum when you are running a race — or even training for one. It’s not as easy to talk about it when it comes to business. Especially when you are trying to launch a new business idea.
It’s not always easy figuring out how and where you can add value when it comes to business. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t always be trying to figure it out how to make something better and newer.
Fanny pushed her heels back into the starting blocks. The wind blew.
Guy always knew that he wasn’t going to take the traditional approach to life.
How many times have you said, “I’d give anything to fix my money situation”?
Ursula had been told from a young age that she had three strikes against her.
Russ Solomon sat in his California home ranting to his wife about the horrible fashion choices of the stars.
Bob and Ruth Kretschmer lay hand in hand in their Medinah, Illinois home that they had shared for sixty years. The home that Bob Kretschmer built just for Ruth. The home they would raise their three children in.
There are numerous articles about the fine art of commitment. How to commit to yourself. How to be more committed. How you are sabotaging your commitments.
It’s a common misconception that if you are committed to something, the whole world should know and recognize you accordingly.
Stories inspire me. They empower me. They make me believe that no matter what I am going through, nothing is impossible.
You’re human. There’s no way to escape that.