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Are They Really Haters? A New Approach to Criticism

Do you have any toxic people in your life? I think we all have at least one. Some of us wish we had only one! One of the signs you are interacting with a toxic person is they cannot be criticized or questioned. They refuse to acknowledge any negative feedback. I once worked on a […]

What if We Saw Obstacles as Opportunities? (Part 1 – Adversity)

Do you wear glasses? Does someone in your family? My mom tells the story of the day she received her first pair of glasses as a child. She asked her mom was those little green things were on the trees as they drove up to their home. Her mom said, “You mean the leaves?” My […]

9 Practices to Restore Hope and My New Manifesto

It is one of the worst feelings in the world. I walked up to the top floor of my apartment complex’s parking garage. My roommates had taken our spots, so I did my best to pick a safe spot under a light. However, as I got closer to my car, I wondered, “Didn’t I roll […]

Lighting the Way for Others: Finding A Purpose Bigger than You

“It’s not about you.” These are four powerful words. One of the best-selling non-fiction books of all time is Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life. The first line of the first chapter of the book begins with these words – “It’s not about you.” In my personal opinion, this is one of the best openings to […]

Who is Holding Up Your Arms? (Because We Need Help with Hope)

Have you ever exercised your arms to the point of exhaustion at the gym? You know the kind of exercise where you wake up the next morning and you cannot move your arms. I had a friend in college who owned a boat. Often, in the spring, we would finish our morning classes and then […]

Your Next Trip Could Rewire Your Brain and Change Your Perspective

I’m like a certain snowman. No, not Frosty. Olaf – from Frozen! Olaf and I have a lot in common. We both love summer! While we love summer for different reasons, we’re both big fans. Summer is full of unprecedented opportunities! I love the chance to get extra time with family and friends. I love […]

5 Steps You Can Take Today to Save You from Yourself

What you do with your weakness could mean the difference between success and failure. A Successful Approach to Weakness This is the story of Abraham Lincoln. I loved Steven Spielberg’s biopic on Lincoln and just added Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book on Lincoln’s presidency, Team of Rivals, to my summer reading list. Goodwin’s book explores Lincoln’s […]

Are You Aware of Your Biggest Weakness?

What is the one trait most likely to make someone successful? Green Peak Partners and Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations conducted a study in 2010. They examined 72 executives at public and private companies with revenues from $50 million to $5 billion. The research examined a number of executive interpersonal traits. “Leadership searches give short shrift to ‘self-awareness,’ which […]

Incredible Friendships Come Through Weakness, Not Strength

Have you ever been the new guy or the new girl? You started at a new job. All of these people are watching you, trying to figure you out. A kind one reaches out and asks if you want to grab coffee or lunch. You’re not sure how much to share, but you would love […]

Eminem and the Apostle Paul Teach Us to Own Our Weaknesses

You might not know this about me, but I had a rap phase. I’m serious – I was really into it! My Rap Phase When I got to college, I got really into rap music. I didn’t perform it, but I listened to a lot. If you were to turn on the music of Nelly, […]