How to be a thought leader

How to be a thought leader

I'm pleased to be in Authority Magazine this week talking about the "5 Things You Need to Know To Be a Thought Leader" in your industry. In this rambling interview, I cover: My backstoryWhat a thought leader is, and how it differs from an influencerRight and wrong reasons to become a thought leader Business opportunities [...]

Trouble setting goals for the new year? Do this instead.

Trouble setting goals for the new year? Do this instead.

The beginning of each new year was always a shining beacon of hope for me -- This year will be different! I'd set goals and actually achieve them! That hope always fizzled out, courtesy of a total inability to stay on course.  Everyone else seemed capable of working in a linear fashion towards a goal… why couldn’t I? The clue [...]

How to start an effective journaling practice – The Basics

I've been a compulsive journaler my entire life, filling countless lined pages with outpourings of inspirations, frustrations, hopes, heartbreaks, and extensive overanalysis. I wrote to understand myself, others and situations. I've also learned how to quiet my mind and simply let my pen move across the paper, channeling insights and messages that come from either [...]

Why New Year’s goals and resolutions don’t stick (and what to do instead)

Why New Year’s goals and resolutions don’t stick (and what to do instead)

From the archives, a post I wrote in January 2020 that's still very relevant! Every year on New Year's Day, I would retreat and spend the day journaling to rehash all the things I hadn't done the previous year, and set goals that I failed to keep for the next. After a few months, I'd [...]

The three life-clarity skills

The three life-clarity skills

Stuck… swimming upstream… expending more energy than I’m receiving… elusive joy. This is how I felt for years. What I finally discovered after years (decades) of trial and error is that joy and “being in the flow” are outcomes of three life-clarity skills: Ability to know and act on your YES. If you’ve felt it, [...]