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.
After 15 years as a customer with Intuit’s Quickbooks, they wouldn’t let me leave them. And it took me forever to break up finally. The break up has been a long time coming, but it’s not easy migrating bookkeeping software, and I have a host of other reasons why I didn’t leave them until Bench came along in my Instagram feed, no less, and swept me off my feet.
At 5:30 am, the alarm pierced through my deep and blissful sleep. No, I thought, it can’t be 5:30 already. It feels like midnight. It’s pitch black. This bed is far too cozy to get up and gear up for a bus ride in the dark up to the mountain pass and a cold and […]
I wasn’t going to talk about this, and absolutely not here on this blog. My health is very personal. Certainly when it comes to the girl parts, right? We don’t want to talk about ovaries or menopause. I later learned Patrick, on a mission to try and fix the problem, as men do, was secretly watching YouTube videos at work on how to handle menopause in your partner. We are all in this together and we are all looking for answers.
In an effort to get people who have never heard of us to become aware and then make a decision to buy, we have to make emotional connections. The goal is to evoke a reaction of “this is what I need, whatever it takes.” If you want to quickly impress upon a prospect what you do, […]