“In my mind, I just put in my resignation letter to the leadership team at the company I’ve contributed to for the past three years.” In January 2016 I was preparing to leave my job and set out to forge my own path. Here’s what I wrote to myself just before setting out.
Lately I’ve had a burning desire to reduce everything down to its simplest form so I have space to make and create, but things have been getting in my way.
Solve any problem, at any time, with this one skill. As a person, a team, or an organization, here’s what it takes to flourish.
Your attention is your most valuable resource, and everyone is vying for it. How will you resist temptation?
Regardless of what my Instagram feed looks like, life is not all infinity pools and explorations through Asian cities and exotic markets. This is me exploring my thoughts on the intersection of Instagram, depression, and anxiety.
Things I don’t ever want to hear again: “Let’s do some design thinking.”
Sometimes it can be hard to notice what’s right in front of us. To see things as they really are, and not as our biased brain wants us to perceive them.
As we move about our days, we spend a lot of time and energy trying. Trying to do something. Trying to be someone. Trying to achieve. Trying to create. We put such an emphasis on “trying” that we pull ourselves away from “doing.”
This piece will explore how our mindsets can be key to creating our best work, and offer up a practice you can explore that may help shift your thinking and get out of those ruts.
By bringing new perspectives, mindsets, and practices into our daily routines, we unlock our incredible potential and empower ourselves to approach life in new ways so we can create the changes we want to see in our world.
Too often we beat ourselves up over the little things. We compare ourselves to others and experience judgments, fears, anxieties and more, often forgetting these are all part of human nature.
Ideas are halted. Creativity has nowhere to go. It’s almost as if a wet towel has been thrown on a spark that’s about to turn into a flame. So what will you do?
We’re currently in a period of major transition, thanks to the advent of the internet and global connectivity. It’s up to you to go out there and be a beautiful human being.
My thoughts on what it takes to be a leader.
I’m sick of people asking the mundane, “so what do you do?” immediately upon meeting someone new. Here’s how a 92 year-old man I barely knew shifted my perspective and gave me a great conversation starter.
There’s no path of least resistance. There’s not even a path. We’ve been placed in the middle of a giant forest, with very few tools for navigating, and told to survive.