Don’t Let Passion be an Excuse for Staying Stuck

We all want to work in the areas of our passion. consultants and coaches abound with insights and techniques to help you “discover your passion,” “live your passion,” “have more passion.” It’s appealing to think that you can spend your days working on all the things that feed your soul and energize you emotionally. Listen, I’m a[…]

From Setback to Slingshot

Thanks to Awais Jamil for sharing their work on Unsplash. If you’ve ever built a model catapult or trebuchet for one of your kid’s school projects, you understand the principle of pulling a large object backwards in order to fling it forwards.  Pitchers do it all the time.  The wind-up precedes the throw.  So it is in[…]

6 Tips For Finding A Built-In Audience For Your Book

Before penning out your first draft, you should have a specific goal that you want to achieve through your writing. It could spread awareness on social issues like the negative impact of drugs, ADD medicine, or abuse of other addictive substances like alcohol and tobacco, etc. Firstly, determine whom you’re writing the message for and how[…]

Don’t think just outside the box – build one!

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Think outside the box.” It’s a great statement…a challenge really, to expand your thinking, to consider new options, new possibilities, new ways to approach a problem or opportunity. But there is a massive difference between a person who can think outside the box and one who can build a new box. New ideas, even good ones,[…]

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The importance of your foundation and structure

When an earthquake hits, a building’s ability to stand, to survive the shaking, comes down to two key things: how strong is the foundation and how supported is the internal structure. If the foundation is deep, built on solid rock and not sand, that’s a good start. But engineers know that the supporting structure, the strength of the internal beams or[…]

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Here’s the kind of double vision you need to have

I wear glasses – well I should say I HAVE glasses. I don’t wear them all that often. My lenses correct for two different things, reading up close and seeing things clearly at a distance.  When it comes to interacting with people, let me suggest there are two different views, two different perspectives we need to have. We need[…]