Fail Your Way to Freedom

Failure. I’m actually pretty good at it. As I reflect on my life, there’s a respectable list of stuff I’ve failed at. First marriage ended in divorce (first of the many grandchildren in my family to get divorced). Been broke and deeply in debt several times. Fired from a couple jobs. Failed friends in the… Continue reading Fail Your Way to Freedom

You Need More Weirdos

Many years ago, during my tour of duty in the corporate ranks, I worked for a company that was headed toward real financial trouble if we didn’t make some changes. We were experiencing an “innovate or die” moment for the business. Faced with that dire reality, we reworked nearly every part of the business over the… Continue reading You Need More Weirdos

Finding Help on the Journey to Self-Awareness

I’m not sure exactly how it happened, but I got nudged towards pursuing self-awareness when I was fairly young. My first exploration involved reading self-help books and taking personality assessments.  These provided some interesting insights and helped me start to understand my natural styles and preferences. But, as with most things in my life, I… Continue reading Finding Help on the Journey to Self-Awareness

Seeing What’s NOT There

One of my favorite sources for thought-provoking content is Big Think. Over the past couple weeks, their newsletter highlighted the most popular videos on their site in 2016.  Among them was a really interesting 5-minute video of  Amy Herman describing visual intelligence (you can view it here). In the video, she highlights that visual intelligence… Continue reading Seeing What’s NOT There