In 2011 I designed some letterpress cards bearing this haiku: all heroism is a matter of sharing what we've been given From the moment I scribbled those words, I was convinced of the truth that being a hero doesn't require anything magical or superhuman. It only requires us to share what we have. Looking at … Continue reading The thank-you project
On my way to work the other day, I caught a particularly interesting episode of Hidden Brain. It was about dream jobs. Specifically, it was about dispelling the myth of the “dream” job – the one thing you’re meant to do (or be) with your life. People often mistake high-profile, prestigious or lucrative careers for the most … Continue reading Job crafting
Into the void
What happens when we face uncertainty? How do we feel? It depends on the situation and the person. I know many who feel a pronounced anxiety when the path, or the outcome, is unclear. I can definitely relate. There have been many situations where I've felt this way, and there's one thing that all them … Continue reading Into the void
Yours, mine and ours
...for all of us who call this nation home, it's our country, and the person who takes the oath of office next January will be our President -- regardless of how we voted.
Hyatt Place notes
About ten days ago I arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, for a work project. Since then I've experienced a lot of new sights, tastes and challenges. A positive tone was struck the moment I walked into my hotel room to find this on the table: If know me a little, you may have some idea how … Continue reading Hyatt Place notes
An ounce vs. a ton
The trick is to recognize the pile of kindling before another missed opportunity lies in smoldering ruins.
Finding my story
Lately I've been wondering, if I had to give a TED talk, what would it be? How would it look and sound? I'm not suggesting a TED appearance is in my future, but posing the question to myself is a way of attempting to focus on what really drives me. So I entertain the question. If … Continue reading Finding my story
Far too many of us live our lives unaware of the impact we have on the people around us. A moment of unassuming generosity may change someone else's life without us even noticing.