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Reinvesting in the basics

Something has always stuck with me from a class I took in undergrad on managing your career. The professor, a man on the brink of retirement who related most things back to golf metaphors, said this: Mastering the basics is not optional. You can have the best ideas in the room, but if you can’t …

Practicing radical optimism

Listening to my parenting power song while I write this. “That I would be good even if I did nothing. That I would be good even if I got the thumbs down.” Writing the words as I’m listening reminds me of being a teenager, when I would listen to Lisa Loeb and the CD soundtrack …

How to shift your narrative

Imagine we’re taking a walk together. You’re showing me the path you walk every day, pointing things out to me. You’re telling me – this is the root I step over, there’s the tree I admire, and here – HERE – is the rock I trip over. Every damn day. We stop and look at …

Your most important investment

I’m just going to say it: investing in your development is the most important money and time you will ever spend. But for most of us, our development is the last thing we’re investing in. When I say investing in yourself… I mean: Going on a retreat, or getting a therapist, or learning skills you …