We are socialized to choose frantic. No matter how much we do, it never feels like it is enough. Choosing to view your life through the lens of “never enough” and “always behind” is a self-destructive pattern that will rob you of your joy, narrow your field of vision and tamp down your creativity. Building […]
How to Create a Full-Color, Full-Contact Body of Work, Courtesy of Beyonce
Much to the Internet’s amazement last week, without any prior buzz or warning, Beyoncé dropped a brand new album straight to iTunes, complete with 10 brand new videos.
How to Make Sure Your Work Aligns with Your Values
A mentor once told me that the only way you truly know what your values are are when they are violated. When you betray your values, you feel awkward, uneasy, and even sick.
What Story Does Google Tell About You?
For better or worse, we learn who people are, and what they do, by Google results. Because you are not the only one who contributes content to the Internet, you cannot always control the story Google tells about you.
Where Are You on the Great Work Scale? Take the Quiz
Have you ever gotten the perfect job, or client, or gig, and after doing the work for awhile, found that it was not anything like you imagined?
Why You Need to Dive Deep into Duende
I just spent three days in a hotel on a lake in Georgia, in a room filled with creative people, art, inspiration and poetry. I was at Patti Digh’s first annual Design Your Life Camp.
How to Get What You Want in 2014
I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. I think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel.
How to Get Your Groove Back
Reaching a certain level of personal or business success takes a lot of focus, grit and hard work. But now I believe that getting back to success once you have lost it is even harder. And here is why.
How to Go from Big Idea to Action
The most important part of getting started to take action is to define a small and feasible project. In order to do this, you need to choose a small part of a huge project.
Why We All Need Each Other
Have you ever gotten stuck in an endless loop in your own head? The antidote to many productivity death spirals is a brisk walk around the block, or a moment of meditation. When these techniques don’t work, I suggest reaching out to a peer mentor.