Sometimes authority is wrong. In America, it's woefully wrong about the pandemic. Everything is not ok. It's not safe. I'm not trying to be a fear-monger. I'm just telling you the truth. I don't want you to get sick. I don't want you to spread this disease to your loved ones. Look, our leaders are … Continue reading You can survive this time
The key to healing a wound is to move toward the pain. You know the relational or financial or emotional problems that happen in life. They hurt us. We're wounded. But if you don't face the uncomfortable, even agonizing conversations you don't want to have with your partner, friend, mother, it only makes the relationship … Continue reading Heal your wounds
You’re not an imposter; you’re just in-process. You might be a father learning to parent, an employee who is progressing in your career, an entrepreneur hustling to survive, or a couple trying to forge a healthy marriage. That’s good; that’s great. Life is a process. Anytime you try something, do something, go somewhere, you’re not … Continue reading You are not an imposter
Your past isn’t you; and your future is always being made in the present. You’re walking potential. You’re becoming. You’re changing, growing, evolving. That is, if you choose to be. You’re not simply who everyone thinks you are. You’re not stuck. You’re not just you. Decide to make new relationships, form new habits, develop new … Continue reading A better tomorrow is a choice
It’s a matter of life or death. What is? This: Who you’re listening to. Don’t listen to the stories, the ideological frameworks, the politics, businesses, even your own urges. Everyone has their agenda; campaigners want to win campaigns; businesses want your money; government officials want to be voted back in office; you just want everything … Continue reading The pandemic isn’t over
Failure isn't an event; it's a state of mind. No one is truly a failure unless they give up. I'm not talking about quitting because sometimes you need to quit in order to succeed. Not every venture is worth your time: Sometimes you try something and you find that it's not working, so it's good … Continue reading This is the best way to succeed
Quarantining, not hugging, being isolated, fighting the virus is exhausting. All of it. We want to get back to living, normal. But friends, we mustn’t rush. Plunging into seeing people, going to the office, traveling, all of that, isn’t safe no matter what the politicians say, governments do, how those around you behave. I’m seeing … Continue reading Is normal worth the risk?
To get smarter you have to feel stupid, sometimes. You ask the obvious question, repeat something back, relearn something you think you should have already learned. Sure, it can be embarrassing. But, to learn you have to be open to learning. And that means you’re not the master but the pupil, not the teacher but … Continue reading This Is One of the Smartest Things You Can Do
Success is less about how you think of succeeding, and more about how you view failure. Maybe you made a terrible investment, messed up your work, sent out an email that was meant to be private but somehow cc'd your whole division including your boss, have a terrible relationship with so and so, etc., and … Continue reading Learning From Failure Is the Key to Succeeding
Defunding the police isn't the right answer. It sounds good, but will work badly. Before I proceed, know that I am for the Black Lives Matter movement. It's right; it's just. And I believe that law enforcement as a system and organization needs to be reformed, maybe even taken apart and restored piece by piece. … Continue reading Should We Defund the Police?