I have an important invitation for you to join me in making your idea happen. So please read on, friends. It’s Day 14 trying to follow a self-imposed morning routine that starts with a 5 am alarm and a pretty aggressive schedule to get things done. This is also Day 14 of starting my day […]
On a trip to Melbourne last week, I had two days off from work to explore the surrounding area. That is a pretty short time to see a vast country, so there was a lot of pressure to pick precisely the right things to do for those two days. I received a lot of advice, […]
Greetings, mates. I’m writing to you from Australia where I’m working with a group of creatives on a project here in Melbourne. I’ve never met these people before in person and it’s like showing up new with no history – a clean slate; like moving to a new town and starting fresh. Do you find […]
Check out this line at Vail on a powder day. (Now, in full disclosure, Vail later apologized for this atypical experience. It might be unfair to share this, but it illustrates a point I want to make about name recognition and playing against large, established brands) If you’re not a skier, powder days are the […]
David on Season 7 of MasterChef made it as far as the final five when he nearly gave up and walked out. If you aren’t familiar, MasterChef is a contest to find the best home cook in America. Auditions take place throughout the country, and the top 100 make it to the screening where 20 are given the “coveted white apron” and continue on to compete. Each week, the cooks are subjected to rigorous challenges in which one cook is eliminated. To make it to final five is no small feat – the amount of talent and the mental strength you need to strategically weave your way through each challenge is daunting.
The weeks before Dan Harris, ABC news anchor published his memoir, he panicked that the details in the book could ruin his career. Now, this is somewhat ironic because the book is about meditation.
I wonder why it is we feel compelled to put forth this idea of perfection when our audiences appreciate knowing and seeing our flaws. Why can’t we reconcile that and be OK with being vulnerable?
The week before my ski vacation, the clip on my climbing skins broke. This clip is a small plastic piece that is essential to the success of my upcoming trip and is not available locally, so I turned to my friends at Skimo Co in Salt Lake City, whom I’ve raved about in the past. I know they can be relied upon when it comes to matters such as this immense first world problem, and take it very seriously.
“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby, I didn’t send my newsletter out last week on schedule. I had been drafting this one for a while and it was never quite right so I decided not to send. Then I got an […]
This is an update of my New Year’s post I’ve run in the past so it might seem familiar to some of you, but I hope a useful refresher: I have never been a big fan of resolutions. They just don’t seem to work for me. A few years ago, I started doing three-year visions […]
I became aware of an abandoned mid-century resort in Kauai that, back in its heyday, welcomed the glitterati, and there is a cool lesson about how stories help us become more attached to things, places, brands.
In understanding how humans become attached and loyal to the companies they do business with, we can learn and do the same. Read on for a story within a story about stories.