The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]

“We Can’t Get It Wrong” – A Statement Worse Than Actually Getting It Wrong

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams One of the worst things I’ve heard people, especially leaders, repeat again and again is the phrase: “We can’t get it wrong.” In many ways it’s a statement worse than actually getting it wrong. At least if you get it […]

Meatspace Achievement Unlocked! – Playing Guitar Hero Rather Than Playing The Guitar

“Have you ever played a video game that didn’t have escalating levels of difficulty? Well, life can feel like play, too, when we purposefully engage in activities that demand we test and develop our skills.” — Brendon Burchard Why would we rather play video games than do something that’s productive in our real lives? Well, in short […]

You Just Don’t Get It – Getting To Know What You Don’t Know

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” — Confucius So, you’ve offered an idea but it’s met by the rejection: “You just don’t get it.” What do you do with that? First you should get very clear on what it is that you’re not getting. Asking people for examples of similar events/actions from the […]