"He who would search for pearls must dive below." -John Dryden I’m diving the gin-clear, toasty warm waters off the coast of Bonaire this week with my son, Dean. He's soon to graduate college and me, well—I'm no spring chicken. As a backdrop, since Dean was a...

I’ve had a successful career BUT it hasn’t come without some MISERY along the way. This pic is me. Don't let that innocent smile fool you. I was miserable. Deeply so. The nice city view? Who cared. I was trapped. Imprisoned. I'd undervalued myself. Big Time. ==> SHACKLED IN CUBICAL NATION <== As in...

Jim Clifton, Chairman & CEO of Gallup says this: ==== "The American workforce has more than 100 million full-time employees. One-third of those employees are what Gallup calls engaged at work. They love their jobs and make their organization and America better every day. At the other end, 16% of...

“Far too many people spend a lifetime headed in the wrong direction. They go not only from the cradle to the cubicle, but then to the casket, without uncovering their greatest talents and potential.”  -Tom Rath, StrengthsFinder 2.0...

Another day. Are you at work? How’s it going? Feeling good about where you are and what you’re doing? Or are you feeling bitter behind the desk? TRUTH. I speak often on the topic of "comfortable numbness" ...

"One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions." —Friedrich Nietzsche In yoga this morning, my amazing teacher Hwalan, a Seoul born yogini who combines yoga and martial arts into a spiritual/physical 75-minute intense Vinyasa challenge, led practice rooting the concept of ”contradiction”...

These days, meditation is almost REQUIRED. And people get really offended (and sometimes even disgusted) when I say I don’t do it. I do yoga, and after 15 years at it, I’m pretty good. But meditation? Nope. Sometimes people just aren’t ready to hear your message. Maybe...

What would you say is the emotional risk of staying put in a job that's inauthentic, uninspiring, and all wrong? How deep is the frustration when you can’t believe you’re in this situation at this point of your life? You’re almost embarrassed and might even feel...

"Most of our failures are in races for which others enter us. Most of our successes come from races we ourselves want to enter. We fail to win most races because we enter too many of the wrong ones: their races, not ours."   — Richard...