The modern workplace is sick. Chaos should not be the natural state at work. Anxiety isn’t a prerequisite for progress. Sitting in meetings all day isn’t required for success. These are all perversions of work-…

We all have different levels of resources. Financial Resources: There’s always someone who has more and someone who has less. You could look at your financial resources in one of two ways.- How can I…

Authors like myself, AJ Leon and many others have challenged the authority of gatekeepers. We’ve chosen ourselves and stopped waiting to be picked. The implicit message of this is that gatekeepers are doing everything they…

We don’t see the world as it is. We see it through the filters of our values, and beliefs. We see it through the filters of our programming, parents, and peers. The content we consume…

We rarely notice when people do what’s expected. If a hotel manager or waiter at a restaurant gives us a room key on check-in or brings our food on time, we don’t say much. But…

Large scale change rarely comes from within an industry or system. Airbnb disrupted the hotel industry.Amazon disrupted publishingInstagram disrupted photographyIs your industry next? Maybe you know too much about your industry. Perhaps you’re too much…

How do you measure intelligence or success? In school, we used grades and test scores. In life, it’s money and status. We optimize for our primary metrics. Students focus on grades. Adults focus on earning…

There was a time when you needed permission from the publisher to write your book, the label to record your album, and the television network to star in your own show. But the internet leveled…

When Bill Walsh came to the San Francisco 49ers, they were one of the worst teams in the NFL. Instead of focusing on their losing record, he instilled what came to be known as standards…

Whether or not you have a goal of writing books or starting a blog, there are several reasons why anyone can benefit from a daily writing habit.  Writing forces you to reflect, observe, and think…