This is difficult and I will always hate it

This is difficult and I will always hate it

Just like driving a car used to seem a lot more daunting than it does today, you will likely find that the new challenge you are facing will feel very different in the future.

4 ways to break out of a slump

4 ways to break out of a slump

Some days you operate at maximum effectiveness and everything you touch turns to gold. Other days are marked by a lack of focus, listlessness, and ennui. Everyone loses their professional mojo from time to time, so here are four tips to help you break out of a slump and get back in the zone. 1. Be generous Finding yourself in … Read More

The workaround is not the solution

The workaround is not the solution

Falling in love with the workaround because it eliminates immediate pain is like asking an attacker to punch you in the face at some undefined future date.

Can we be honest with each other?

Can we be honest with each other?

If you only make agreements you can keep, then you set yourself up to be trusted. When you agree to things you can’t actually accomplish, you become your own worst enemy.

Do something to help your future self

Do something to help your future self

I spent a couple hours at the dentist yesterday and learned a lot about what it means to be a proactive, disciplined professional. Going to the dentist isn’t exactly the definition of a good time. No one invites someone to the dentist on a first date. No one goes to the dentist on a whim because it’s Saturday and they … Read More

Thoughts on disconnecting (I’m on a boat!)

By the time this piece goes live, I will be on a boat somewhere in the Pacific Ocean with my two most favorite people in the world. My wife and I are (purposefully) leaving the internet behind for a week so we can simply enjoy time in the sun with our daughter. The rest of you fine people are great, … Read More

What are you going to do about it?

The business world seems so full of people intent on treading water, but that’s not you. You are the kind of person who has important work to do.

How to apologize to other humans

In my experience, the best way to make a bad situation worse is to apologize like a business instead of apologizing like a human being.