Achieve Your Goals by Focusing on This One Idea

"Habits are not a finish line to be crossed, but a lifestyle…

Why You Should Surprise People Sometimes

Remember that weird feeling when you're in 5th grade and you…

Your Stubborn Optimism Is Contributing to Your Success

One day, the farmer's horse jumps the fence and runs off. The…

If You Commit to Nothing, You Will Be Distracted by Everything

For 100 days, the monk wakes at midnight, prays, and begins his…

Want to Create Something Cool and Innovative? Box Yourself In.

William Shakespeare is widely known as one of the most prolific,…

You Can't Build a Reputation On What You're Going to Do

A little northeast of Flagstaff, Arizona is a desert of volcanic…

Keeping Score is a Losing Game

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Real Moments Will Not Be Televised

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that…

The Magic of Bill Murray

"If you can consciously let yourself get taken and see where…

Striving for *Best* is Killing Your Mojo. Choose Good Enough.

Have you purchased something recently? Something major like a…

Don't Let Your Grit Become Workaholism

What comes easy to you? What do you love? After you've sat through…

Don't Let Someone Else Define Who You Are

Right now, over 2 million high school seniors all around the…

Reinventing Yourself One Story at a Time

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what…

Wanting to Be Someone Else Is a Waste of the Person You Are

We rode into the small town of Lincoln, New Hampshire and stopped…

You Don't Suck. Give Yourself Compassion.

We're never good enough, smart enough, thin enough. Pharmaceuticals…

In Defense of Troublemakers

Let's play free association. If I say "blue", what do you think…

How Do You Create Something Special?

Almost anything I have ever created, built, designed or written…

The Astonishing Ignorance, and Brilliance, of Henry Ford

Henry Ford is heralded today as a technological genius, a brilliant…

The Problem with Stereotypes

“A single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with…

Change the Task, Not the Person

Ask yourself. Does our company only hire the best and the brightest?…