Stop Saying “Thank You”.

Because you don’t really mean it. And just saying the words doesn’t really make a difference. Especially when you don’t mean it in the first place.We spend a lot of time doing things simply because of how others expect us to behave. We say the right words. We do the right things. We pretend like we care.All the while wondering why we don’t experience the outrageous results we imagine possible for ourselves.

Will They Miss You When You’re Gone?

You don’t know the answer to that because you’re still here. And what you’re creating isn’t finished yet.It’s incomplete.And frankly, the question you are asking isn’t all that important any ways.You’re here and they’re here and the opportunity to be amazing is still here.So go do what you know you need to do.Lead. Live. Love.

Misfit Friends.

Just because you  and the person you’re talking with hate the same people doesn’t mean that you should be friends. Anger isn’t a good foundation for friendship.You become like the people you spend the most time with.Which means if you hate and fear and crave and spend your time people who just do the same thing, all the worst parts of you get amplified.  You create bigger monsters to tame later.

“No” Focus.

We are reluctant to say “no”. It’s abrupt. It’s final. It seems like the end of possibilities. But maybe that’s just because of how we’ve come to understand the word. Growing up, when you wanted something really badly, the last thing you wanted to hear from your parents was a “no”.  When you applied to …

Can I just pretend I really, really care about you and send you an e-card for Christmas?

This weekend, the missus and I wrapped up our shopping for family for the holidays.  I have to say: “We were more thoughtful this year than any time previously…” (at least I thought so) We really thought through the whole process and I am pumped by the stack of “stuff” sitting in our kitchen that …