Category Archives: inspiration

What To Do When The Universe Isn’t Cooperating

You’ve got a plan, a vision even. It might be bold—say hitting the New York Times bestseller list. Or finally breaking six or seven figures in your business. Or maybe you’ve got more modest aspirations—like getting your first client in … Continue reading

When You Do It For Love

Ellen DeGeneres. Daniel Pink. Marianne Williamson. Steven Pressfield. Alexa von Tobel. What do they have in common? They do what they do for love. Don’t get me wrong—they didn’t blindly stumble into success. They are talented and skilled, working with … Continue reading

Use Your Time Creatively

“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right”  -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King wrote these words in 1963 from the Birmingham jail in a letter to his fellow clergyman. They … Continue reading

Lighting The Flame

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us” Albert Schweitzer Think about that, … Continue reading

Brand You: Dominatrix or Librarian?

When it comes to Brand You, the prevailing wisdom is that the I-must-be-obeyed warrior always trumps the let-me-help-you-learn-maven. Not necessarily. I once worked with a quiet, meek even, accountant. Let’s call him Lester. He labored daily in an isolated cubicle—friendly, … Continue reading

The George Clooney Effect

You’ve seen George Clooney. Handsome, debonair, quick-witted. Everything he does is tinged with almost impossibly easy-going glamour. His appearance at an event—say the New York Comic Con in the midst of his honeymoon—instantly takes it up a notch. Or seven. … Continue reading

In Creation Mindset

I spent the summer thoroughly ensconced in creation mindset. What’s creation mindset? It’s when you’re in the midst of creating something new—a book, a program, a piece of art, a website, a business—and the universe conspires with you to remove … Continue reading

True Ambition

“Ambition is daring to follow your dream” Jenipher Lyn, author of “How Being Stubborn, Depressed and Unpopular Saved My Life” One thing I’ve learned from hundreds of clients is that you’ve gotta have ambition to keep the fire stoked. Not … Continue reading

10 Books That Changed My Work (And Me)

The right books at the right time change you. They make you think—or stop thinking and start feeling. They take you places you didn’t know were on your itinerary. There is no over-estimating the power of a perfectly-timed read. So … Continue reading

Personal Brand Splash: Michael Sam

Welcome to the first of an occasional series on unforgettable people—from quiet introverts to flamboyant newsmakers—making a splash with their personal brand. What will they have in common? Courage, authenticity and packing a few lessons the rest of us can … Continue reading