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Why Control Is Damaging Your Life (And How To Let It Go)

The past decade of my life has been driven by a need to control. It started in my late teenage years when I felt like nothing in my life was going the way I...

Knives, Fire, and Running with Scissors: On Letting Our Kids Take Risks

Before we begin I feel the need to point out that the title of this piece is facetious. Of course your children shouldn’t be allowed to run around with knives, scissors and fire. That...

How Creativity Heals Us and Why It’s a Gift to the World

“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” ~Brené Brown I wrote a poem today for the woman I love(d). Just a few weeks ago, I fully believed she was the one I’d...

3 Things to Do Before You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

Being a successful entrepreneur and running your own business is hard. If you dream of quitting your job to become an entrepreneur, there are 3 things you should do today, in your current job,...

New Neuroscience Reveals 3 Secrets That Will Make You Emotionally Intelligent

*** Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. *** Emotional Intelligence. It’s everywhere. They won’t shut...

The Best Way to Deliver Bad News

If anything is certain in leadership—whether you’re leading a large company, a mid-sized team, or a family of four—it’s that bad things will happen. Ultimately, you will bear the responsibility of sharing the news.Shouldering...

Timing Is Everything: How to Produce Your Best Work

Producing high-quality work day after day is no small feat. When you use your brain on perpetual overdrive, you’re bound to hit productivity slumps where it feels like you’re fresh out of new ideas. While...

What I Learned From Pitching To theSkimm Founders

When you think of a “Startup Founder,” who comes to mind? Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)? Steve Jobs (Apple)? Ben Silbermman (Pinterest)? Besides starting amazingly successful companies, these founders all have one thing in common: they are...

Leave the Past in the Past: What Matters Most Is Who You Are Now

“Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t.” ~Unknown When I was in rehab for alcohol addiction, one of the most difficult things for any of us to overcome was the fact that...

The Art of Saying NO!

When is it ok to say NO? It is always ok to say no, and that’s regardless of what is being asked and by whom. I don’t mean saying NO, and then give an...

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