The Life In Your Years: Making Meaning in Every Decade


I’m just about to get on a plane after a week in Houston, Texas for my cousin’s 80th birthday. It’s the place where I was born, so I’m thinking a lot about my life to date. I’ve lived six decades so far, and I am moving deeper into my seventh. I hope I have many more, but nothing is certain.Each decade of life brings a developmental task we need to complete in order to move forward in our lives in strength. If any of these tasks are not achieved, we move forward in life...

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Four Common Denominators of the Innovator’s Attitude #3: To Be Disruptive, Steer by your Inner Compass.


Steering your inner compass

The only way to create something that has never been done before is to think what people have never thought before; creating new solutions requires you to see old problems in new ways. But to see what no one else can see is a lonely place to be. So you need an inner compass – a connection to something deeper or higher, a knowing so strong that when the 141st person has rejected your idea you have the will to keep going. Steering by your inner compass. Companionship is a...

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Four Common Denominators of the Innovator’s Attitude #2: Give up the Good for the Great.


Give up the Good for the Great

“Whenever anything is being accomplished, it is being done, I have learned, by a monomaniac with a mission.” – Peter Drucker Richard Branson started an airline because his plane from Puerto Rico to his lover in the British Virgin Islands was cancelled. Mark Zuckerberg created the first version of Facebook to help students find hot dates. Elon Musk started Tesla to reduce global warming.  Innovators are driven to make things better, and they take risks on...

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WalkABOUT Writing Workshop: Walk Out Your Story on the Trail


Balcony Trail of Mediterranean

Join me this June, 2017 for a hiking & writing workshop in Italy and France. One week on these trails is the adventure of a lifetime, with a story to tell forever. ABOUT. It’s a meme we all know now. It’s the button you click to find out who’s behind a website or a company or an idea. It defines your core characteristics, your essential qualities, what motivates you, what you’re passionate about, and why we want to know you. It’s the modern word for Bio. What does yours...

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Your Morning Practice #4: Ground Your Actions in Reality


Part 4 Your Morning Practice Series

In Part 4 of Your Morning Practice, we’ll look at the fourth and final human system – the Body, the home of your senses and your actions. We’ve looked at the Mind, the Spirit and the Heart in this series so far. Now, we’ll explore in more detail new elements that specifically relate to the body. And I’ll bring together all 10 elements to complete the picture of the perfect morning practice for your personal growth. Your Body and the World: Input / Output Your physical...

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