Become Your Meaning

The good days may not outnumber the bad, but no one said that they would. Some of us struggle, with happiness always seeming just out of reach. The ever-driving search for meaning pushing us just beyond the place of contentment others seem to settle into effortlessly. Uneasy and anxious, we claw our way through the…

Efficient to What End?

Efficiency is important, but only if they brings us closer to what truly matters. We live in a day and age where a lot of value is placed on maximizing efficiency. We are constantly hustling to get more done in less time and we want everything in our lives to be newer, better, and faster….

Do First That Which Matters With Those Who Matter

If we are doing innovative, creative, and useful work with and for people who truly matter, there should be very little time left for debating. There are a limited number of hours in a day and, within those hours, we have a limited quantity of energy, focus, and attention. If we constantly give away our…

Courage Requires Risk

Courage means showing up, even if it breaks your heart. They are often the things we avoid most fervidly that we need more than anything to do. These are the experiences that cause us the most fear, the experiences that we know will cause us pain and heartache. They are also the things that, if…

Our Gifts Are Found Outside The Lines

“Traditional schooling first failed us when we were taught to stay between the lines and finish our work before [we] play.” —Scott Belsky The question of creativity is not necessarily how to break the rules, per se. Some rules, the laws of nature, for example, by definition, cannot really be broken. The true question of…