Thriving in our post-coronavirus pandemic world

Photo by Macau Photo Agency on Unsplash Our world has now forever changed. Usually, that would be an overstatement. History will gauge where the coronavirus pandemic stands amongst global crises, but it certainly feels like one of the most significant moments of widespread upheaval in my lifetime. Cities and states are being shut down, as essential…

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Habits Over Goals

Photo by Anastasia Petrova on Unsplash Just as culture eats strategy for breakfast, habits will define your life more than goals ever will. Everyone has goals, but very few of them ever happen. 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Most goals are simply well-intentioned wish lists. Even well-laid SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and…

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The secret to making this year amazing

Photo by Jamie Fenn on Unsplash I’ve been doing some form of annual life planning for 15+ years, and it wasn’t until the last few years that things began to take off. There are lots of planning tactics I hope to share, but the game-changing activity to unlocking the year ahead is looking back. Plato stated…

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The 12 core values our family lives by

What does your family value? Can you clearly articulate it? If not, it’ll be hard to build towards. Several years ago we wrote a set of family values we regularly reflect on and strive to live by. Much like our kids’ school character assemblies, each month we recognize a value we see in each family…

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Feedback that’s never left me

Photo by Riccardo Annandale on Unsplash A few thoughts on some feedback that’s never left me and how you might be able to give better feedback. Genuine feedback may be the most powerful tool missing in our world today. Feedback is a critical part of the magic that makes Seth Godin’s altMBA program work, and when…

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