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[…]

The Key to Fixing Big Problems? – Think Small

This morning I read an email from a friend who is understandably concerned about the racial, political, social, and moral unrest and issues that divide us. Like so many of us, he has been watching various YouTube videos which present some aspect of the problem but offer little or no solutions. His email ended with, “So what are we[…]

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[…]