5 Ideas too sexy for their own good (and why you shouldn’t fall for them)

You thought they were the “one”. But they broke their promise, let you down, and if they got far enough, they broke your heart. Nothing tastes quite like the bitter disappointment of discovering you fell for a sham. They told you what you wanted to hear, and you fell hook, line and sinker. It’s a […]

The difference between your heroes and . . . everyone else

In the movie Footloose, Kevin Bacon stood out by taking on a whole town because he wanted to dance. In Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon was ridiculed by her peers for how she dressed and spoke, even though she got into law school just like them. In these movies, and hundreds like them, we cheer for […]

What to do when you don’t get what you want (and after you do)

“You’re going to spend more time getting there than staying there.” This semi-awkward line is from my own book. Yes, I just quoted myself. While the line could use some work, the wisdom behind it has been time-tested over hundreds of years. But there’s a good reason it’s still around and why I bring it […]

Did you ever wish you could quit and start over?

  Exactly a year ago, I quit my job. More accurately, I sold my business, which was my job. As this date approached, I was curious. Would I get sentimental? Feel joy? Have a sudden but powerful urge to attack a jar of peanut butter? None of the above, especially not that last one (whew). […]

How to deal with fear when “crushing it” doesn’t work

For a long time, I thought the only way to deal with fear was to muscle through it, to somehow beat it into submission. The end goal being fear’s permanent exit, I would emerge victorious, free to move on and succeed. I’m not sure where I picked this up. Probably, like we pick up other […]

Why not making big resolutions makes you awesome

  I quit believing in big resolutions a long time ago, that magical fantasy where I miraculously start or stop doing something practically overnight and, just like in the movies, my dreams come true. Big resolutions don’t work. We all know it, and we keep doing it. Maybe massive, sweeping change works for some people, […]