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….

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…

Creating a Space for Others to be Great

“Despair = Suffering – Meaning” —Chip Conley Depression is rooted in the struggle to find and feel a sense of purpose and value in one’s life and in one’s self. It is not the absence of happiness, per se, but the absence of meaning in one’s sadness and in one’s suffering. Suffering without meaning leads…

Service is Empathy’s Purpose

As someone who has always struggled to find innate happiness, existential purpose, and a sense of belonging, the discovery of service to others as a path to each of these has been both eye-opening and life changing. As a young kid, I always felt like an outsider. I was bullied daily by older kids at…