Following The Path Of ‘Why’

Path of Why

In his book Principles, Ray Dalio talks a lot about his belief that evolution is the single greatest force in the universe. He writes, “evolving is life’s greatest accomplishment and its greatest reward.” And that our goal should be to maximize our own personal evolution as we strive, fail, learn, adapt and grow. Along those same lines, I was listening to an interview the other day with Simon Sinek — heralded author of the books: Start With...
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May I Have Your Intention Please

May I Have Your Attention

Two years ago, late December 2015, while being interviewed on a podcast, I stated that my goal for 2016 was to become a more prolific and consistent producer of content. I’d pretty well dialed in the monthly newsletter but wanted to increase my frequency of communication. In other words, I wanted to become a better storyteller.  This weekly email, in fact, was one result of clearly stating that intention. And in two years time — almost 90...
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A Different Kind Of Currency

Different Currency

Welcome back from the land of food comas, stretchy pants and loosed belt buckles. I trust that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I know we did. Kristin and I took the kiddos to the Hyatt Lost Pines resort for a one night stay, last Tuesday. It’s one of their absolute favorite places. Collin kept walking around the grounds saying, “I love this place. It’s so boootiful.” Ahh, the childhood innocence and gratitude.  Needless to...
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Never Too Old To Learn A New Language

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Are you familiar at all with the The Five Love Languages? It’s a 1995 New York Times Bestseller, written by Gary Chapman. If you hop over to Amazon, you’ll see 12,279 reviews of the book — more than 10,000 of them 5 stars. Pretty incredible! The root of it is that fulfillment and/or discontent in interpersonal relationships usually stems from the fact that people speak different languages. Not literally. But rather the way in which we prefer...
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Permission To ‘Play Bigger’

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Last Saturday morning, as I was waiting for Collin’s soccer team, the red Flash Dragons, to play their final game of the season, I was casually thumbing through my phone. Somehow I stumbled upon a trailer for a documentary that is coming out in December, called Game Changer. I wasn’t but five seconds into the trailer before I had to press pause, open up a note and jot down the narrator’s opening. As the screen...
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The Beauty Of An Uncommon Response

Fire

In his 2014 Bestseller, The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Ryan Holiday wrote about one particularly fateful night in December of 1914: “At the age of sixty-seven, Thomas Edison returned home early one evening from another day at the laboratory, when shortly after dinner, a man came rushing to his house with urgent news: A fire had broken out at Edison’s research and production campus a few miles...
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The Best In Class Mentality

Best in Class

The past week and a half, we’ve been working through a bit of a snafu on one of my client’s contracts. Perhaps you’ve seen the meme that goes around every so often — usually around the time that property tax assessments come out. Your Home Value As See By . . . .  And while it’s meant to be tongue and cheek, like most, there is a lot of truth behind the humor. In every transaction, there are always multiple “opinions”...
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