Low Tech Kindness

There’s a big problem that we need to talk about. About how we’re more connected and “social” than ever before, how the world is now smaller, flatter, more pizza pie than tilted marble. But we’re still lonely, maybe even more depressed. How can this be? Be A Pal I recently heard a story about a……

Putting the Person Back into Personal Magnetism

Is making eye contact with your phone the new way to gaze into someone’s eyes? Has the smartphone become the newest staple utensil nestled next to knife and fork? What is happening to interpersonal communication? To the definition of words like personal magnetism, charisma, and leadership? My wife and I recently went to lunch at……

Grain of Salt, or How to Take Your Criticism

Criticism is a grain of salt. So take it with it. Much like our delicious sodium friend, it can enhance our experience or it can ruin it. If you stand up, stand out, and stand for something, criticism is a wonderful gauge to measure¬†how you are doing. It can actually be (if not feel like)……

Personal Magnetism

I believe in personal magnetism. In that “know it when you see it” quality of a person to magnetically charge another individual, group, or even an entire world. To light them up with electricity. To give them goosebumps. To make them shine. I believe in that. Because I’ve seen it. We all have. Even if……

Life By A Thousand Cuts

Why is it, when you swing with all your might, with everything you’ve got, with 100% strength, you end up hitting a little dribbler or missing the ball entirely? It’s because, in my experience, when you’re swinging from your heels, you’re not using good technique. You’re trading skill for sizzle, humility for the highlight reel.……

Wealthy Ben

BEN FRANKLIN’S EPITAPH WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. The Body Of Benjamin Franklin, printer, (Like the cover of an old book, Its contents torn out, And stripped of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms; Yet the work itself shall not be lost, For it will, as he believed, appear once more, In a new……

Ampersands of Time

Every tale starts with an origin story. This is mine. But first, a question (and a few follow-ups): If your life was a movie, would you pay to watch it? What role would you play: Hero, villain, supporting character, or extra? Who wrote the screenplay? Who directed it? Was it you? I have always been……