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Get Uncomfortable

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito I’ve found myself thinking about ancient history lately.  In particular, I’ve been thinking about my ancestors living in [...]

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Baby Steps

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden Understatement of 2022:  Sometimes our world is pretty complicated.  It can feel like every decision or every action [...]

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How Are You Stopping You?

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung One of the conversations I’ve heard leaders having repeatedly over the years has to do [...]

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It Won’t Just Happen

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol Over the past few months, I’ve heard a lot of people start sentences with the words “I wish…”.  [...]

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Steadfast Change

“The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy for more than one really inflexible point of honor.” – George Bernard Shaw Lately in this space we’ve talked about purposefully being [...]

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Find What You’re Looking For

“Now is no time to think of what you do not have.  Think of what you can do with what there is.” – Ernest Hemingway Thinking about and planning for the future sounds like something we should do [...]

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Outside the Zone

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about comfort zones (here and here, for example).  There are plenty [...]

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You, Actually

“No man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne There are [...]

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Get Uncomfortable

“We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.” – Frank A. Clark One very noticeable trait of human beings is that we want to be comfortable.  There’s nothing [...]

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Perfection Is Not On The Radar

“Excellence does not require perfection.” – Henry James One common trait I see in the great leaders I work with is the desire to do things better.  Whether it’s how they produce their good or [...]