Defrag Life

Defrag Life

When computers get bogged down and stop performing well, “defragging” is often the first step. It’s the process of sorting through all the fragments of files and programs that have been spread across the hard drive and grouping them back together in a way that the computer can easily access them. Imagine if you had [...]

How an inner compass helps Rebels focus without getting bored

How an inner compass helps Rebels focus without getting bored

You probably know that focus helps minimize overwhelm and make progress.... building steadily towards a new future. But for rebels who are wired to see infinite possibilities, focus often means boredom. Not only are you unsure you can focus, you're not sure if you want it! I created the below video a few months back [...]

Want to connect the dots with us?

Want to connect the dots with us?

As a Rebel, you're a skilled dot connector.... but sometimes you feel like the odd-dot out, not woven into the fabric of mainstream life and work. Maybe you've adapted to fit the pattern instead of designing a pattern to fit you.  The core principles of the Intentional Rebels transformation program are Authenticity & Belonging: finding your true [...]

Seeing clearly: three life lessons from a lost pair of glasses

Seeing clearly: three life lessons from a lost pair of glasses

I lost my eyeglasses last weekend while hiking in the mountains: snazzy designer glasses that I'd worn for years, but were admittedly less than perfect. They were constantly sliding down my nose unless I kept tightening the arms; the lenses were scuffed from being dropped too many times; one of the lenses was cut for an astigmatism that had miraculously cured itself a [...]

What do you love?

What do you love?

If you haven't seen Ethan Hawke's video on TED's YouTube channel, you're missing out. It's called Give Yourself Permission to Be Creative, but it's really about giving yourself permission to be yourself.   https://youtu.be/WRS9Gek4V5Q My favorite quote: "What do you love?... if you get close to what you love, who you are is revealed to you."  Amen.  Too often, we try [...]

When failure is the best possible option

When failure is the best possible option

"If I'm lucky, I'll fail." I overheard this eyebrow-raising thought while making breakfast in my rooftop nest in Tel Aviv last summer. I considered myself lucky to hear it: usually our subconscious minds hide these heresies with Cloaks of Invisibility. But I caught mine unawares this particular morning; either that, or my subconscious finally grew [...]