The Responsibility Of A Gift

We each have something unique and powerful to offer the world. Once we know what that is, it is imperative that we do it justice by giving it the focus, attention, and energy it deserves. There will be distractions. Other people, activities, and agendas will require our attention. This is all part of the process….

With Or Without Us (On Shared Ideas)

Discouragement may be motivation enough to do great work, but it still hurts. Sharing is an inherently vulnerable act. It opens us up to criticism, disappointment, and discouragement. When we are passionate about an idea, a project, or a goal and we share our excitement with someone else, what are are telling that person is…

Share Your Ideas

“There’s never been a better time to have an idea. There’s never been a better time to be a writer, a singer, a speaker, a podcaster. There’s never been a better time to figure out how to help people than right now, but instead we spend an hour watching cat videos.”—Seth Godin A blog or…

Offering Is An Act of Courage

“The opposite of scarcity is not abundance; the opposite of scarcity is simply enough. Empathy is not finite, and compassion is not a pizza with eight slices. When you practice empathy and compassion with someone, there is not less of these qualities to go around. There’s more. Love is the last thing we need to…

Shared Sacrifice (For The Tribe)

“The easiest and most basic definition of community, of tribe, would be the group of people that you would both help feed and help defend.” —Sebastian Junger from ‘Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging’ In recent years, a lot of us have thrown around words like tribe and community rather loosely. The truth is that we…