How to Deal with Your Whole Lotta Nothing

So recently life got kind of…funky. The schedule, the business, the personal stuff... …all funky. Work projects got all bunched together, with odd, quiet stretches in-between. Same thing with my writing projects. And travel. And personal engagements. And good books. The result? Clusters of weeks where life sped along at an almost chaotic pace. Which...
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When Life Laughs at Your Best Laid Plans

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won’t be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot of planning…or, as I lovingly called it, “Japlanning”…in the months leading up to the trip.  And that Japlanning paid off. Mostly. There were a few moments, however, when things didn’t quite go according ...
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The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word that Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, and Less Disappointed in Life

Recently I took a trip to the poker table. Actually, I took a return trip to the poker table. You see, I used to play a lot of poker tournaments. A lot. In fact, I played in the World Poker Tour. (Note: Just kidding. I’m totally posing in front of the official backdrop after the real players went inside.) Several years ago, I took a prolonged...
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A Serious Plea to Stop Doing This Immediately

So it’s time to talk. Seriously. I’ve been putting off writing about a pattern I’ve noticed because it’s not so fun. And, frankly, I try to make my posts a little fun. A bit of a provocative romp, if you will. But this topic is important enough, and common enough, that it’s time to get down to it. Because chances are it pertains to you…or someone you k...
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How to NOT be Oprah

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly amazing, transformational, really, really great things. I aimed high, my friends...as many of us do from time to time. Me? I wanted to be at the MLK level, to lead a movement of some kind that woul...
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The Truth About Your Stuck-ness

So…you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It’s a funny little holiday with a funny little tradition, involving - some might say - a funny little animal. While most of us don't get too caught up in Groundhog Day, many of us do remember the famous Groundhog Day movie, where Bill Murray plays a guy wh...
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