Outer vs. Inner Stories

Outer vs. Inner Stories

“That is one ugly orange!” I thought, at my local market, looking at what can only be described as… an ugly orange. And here I am, espousing that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Or a wine bottle by its label. Or anyone’s innards by...
How Do I Catch the Elevator to Success?

How Do I Catch the Elevator to Success?

A former colleague called me the other day, fatigued. She was working harder than ever, she felt, and not getting anywhere. At the same time, she was seeing peers seemingly move ahead with ease. What was she doing wrong? Nothing, I assured her. Some of us improve our...
Your Resolution WHY and HOW

Your Resolution WHY and HOW

Resolutions don’t work. We know that. And yet, in advance of each New Year, we find ourselves making them anyway. We promise to get up early and go to the gym, eat more vegetables and whole grains, meditate daily, ask for that raise, get bold, act kindly, give...
My Advice: Do the Thing!

My Advice: Do the Thing!

If I had one bit of advice to pass along, or mantra, or anchor that guides my actions, it might be this: Do the thing. Nike said it better with “Just do it.” Since that was taken and certainly trademarked, I’m going with “Do the thing.” What is “the thing?” It’s...