When You Break Something Of Value

Today, it broke. It was a cheap rubber wristband that I have been wearing for the past few months. Nothing this cheap was meant to last longer than that. If you know me at all, you know that I actively try to remove excess stuff from my life–so you might be...

The Funny Thing That Happens When People Do What You Want

You can absolutely have it your way. You can absolutely build a team around you who will do everything you ask. You can absolutely be the dictator of your project, company, family, district, region, or whatever. Just understand some of the consequences: By surrounding...

An Important Choice To Make After Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. There are a billion places on the internet where you can learn about how this holiday came to be. You can learn about how Edward Winslow’s account of the Pilgrim’s harvest in 1621 mentioned that they ate some...

The Secret Benefit of Crappy Situations

I was boarding my plane and I couldn’t help it. There was nothing I could do. I got sick right there on the jetway. I took a knee and let everyone pass by me. They escorted me out and denied me for flying. I feel awful. My whole body hurts. But do you know what I...

This Makes Huge Impact And Takes No Time At All

Here’s something that’s a little different than what I typically write: I want to say this to you directly because you’re reading this. You have given me a gift; your attention. It means the world to me. Thank you. Today I want to express my gratitude to you for...