3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Mentor to Succeed

A month ago I ended a fifteen year friendship. It was not as difficult as I thought it would have been. In a brief four sentence conversation I realized I had outgrown my dear friend. I also realized just how much weight his opinion had carried in my life and I was more than ready … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Mentor to Succeed

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Overcoming ‘Shiny Job’ Syndrome

"We are going to have to let you go". I heard the words with the surreal realization that I was saying them. I was firing someone. As a person who feels deeply, one of my greatest challenges in business was separating my empathy from what had to be done. This employee had received several warnings … Continue reading Overcoming ‘Shiny Job’ Syndrome

How To Stop Being A Victim

You sit on the exaggerated pile of failures and bad fortune and declare yourself the King of Sorrows. There, on your self made throne of pity, that you have built out of every negative experience you have ever had, you defend your victim-hood. You guard it with your life. You pay for it with your … Continue reading How To Stop Being A Victim

5 Cures For The Common Curse

There comes a point when.. you have tried, so many times.. in so many ways..yet you keep failing again and again. That point when everything you touch turns to s**t and you begin to imagine forces beyond your control puppeteering your life and sabotaging all your plans. It happens. If it has never happened to … Continue reading 5 Cures For The Common Curse

You Lose To Learn. But Learn What?

I stared at the bathroom mirror not really seeing my reflection. I saw instead through my peripheral sight, my newly constructed vision sheet. It sparkled with its artistically designed collection of my future ambitions and goals. Little did I know that, according to Paulo Coelho in that fated moment that my Bic pen (yes they … Continue reading You Lose To Learn. But Learn What?

You Are NOT Your Job!

Why is it so depressing to lose one's job? Ok, admittedly, you just lost the income you have been living off and depending on for food and bill payments. (that sentence was indeed quite depressing) But really.. Even when you are still eating quite well, sleeping in a comfortable bed and not facing prison for … Continue reading You Are NOT Your Job!

The Purpose of Negative Emotions

Negative or unwanted emotions are a part of our experience of being human and are unavoidable. In fact, they are very clear signs that we are emotionally healthy humans. We feel sad when something undesirable happens or guilty when we have caused someone else pain or harm. This is a healthy sign that we are … Continue reading The Purpose of Negative Emotions