To Be Joyful Is To Be Contrarian

We should seek out that which genuinely excites us, not that which simply gets us by. There is more to life than calculated practicality. In fact, it could be argued that a life lived based on practicality alone is a life not lived at all. Sometimes it is necessary to run away from that which…

Be Professionally and Expertly Yourself

“I think there is what you have and what you do with what you have, and that’s the only way.“ —Sophia Amoruso If we spend our time trying to create something that pleases others with no regard for what pleases us, the result will be both uninteresting to others and displeasing to ourselves. This is…

Right or Righteous (A Focus On Service)

If, instead of trying to be right, we try to be of service, we will find that we are much more successful over time and quite a bit happier in general. Being right feels good because it feels safe and protected. We imagine that simply by the fact that we are right, that we are…

Be Who You Are With Kindness

Be yourself, but first, be kind. It is important to be authentic and honest, but it is more important to temper that with humility and compassion. Without humility and compassion, it becomes easy to deceive ourselves into thinking that authenticity and honesty mean saying whatever we feel like to whomever we feel like saying it….

Create More Space for Truth and Love

“I have never seen a situation where you shouted people down and convinced them you were right.” —Ann Miura-Ko We live in an era wherein nearly any and all information is available to us all of the time. It is literally ‘at our fingertips.’ It is no longer a matter of if you can know…