Learning How to Fish: An Analogy

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.”—Author unknown Yesterday, I talked about putting more of your focus on the process you are going through to achieve a goal (such as getting a new job), and less on the […]

Four Reasons Why Focusing on Goals Leads to Failure

Have you visited TED.com lately? In addition to all the insightful presentations that are part of the TED Conferences, they are now including talks from other conferences. I came across this gem — a presentation that Srikumar Rao gave at Arbejdsglaede Live in 2009. It’s entitled “Plug into Your Hard-Wired Happiness” and is definitely worth […]

The New Look

So how did I get from my old look to the new one? Well, I found a little fairy. The Blog Fairy to be exact. Don’t let the name fool you. Emily is all business when it comes to working with clients. From the beginning when she first revealed her ideas to me, I could […]

Slow and Steady

Yesterday’s post featured a video from Chris Brogan that dispelled the myth that he is “lucky” to be in his position. He demonstrated very clearly that he works hard every day to earn the place he has in the business world. Resting on laurels is not an option. It’s not like his rise to his […]

No Such Thing

A while back on Twitter, I read this tweet from Mark Oakes: “There’s no such thing as a ‘natural’. It takes hard work to get good and even more to get great.” I agree with that. While I do believe a person has natural aptitude in this area or that, you are only going to […]

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