To the Young, Broke, Lost, and Extraordinary: Part Two

A young man named Karl wrote me asking for advice. In Part One, I talked about Jobs vs. Careers and how to be the kind of person anyone would love to know. Here, in Part Two, I answer the rest of Karl’s questions. Will I be able to pay my own bills? Like I saidContinue reading “To the Young, Broke, Lost, and Extraordinary: Part Two”

To the Young, Broke, Lost, and Extraordinary: Part One

Hi readers! I got an email a few weeks ago from a young man in Asia who had questions about his life and hoped I could help. I answered him as best I could but his questions were really interesting and made me ponder what I would tell myself if I could talk to aContinue reading “To the Young, Broke, Lost, and Extraordinary: Part One”

“Oh Penhallam, We Love You!” or, A Guide To How to Make the Next Six Months AMAZING

So a few years ago I talked about the possibility of going to an elite academy to pursue the life of my dreams. And now, I’ve done it. And you can too. Because, you see, Penhallam Academy is made up. Not real. A fabrication of the mind. And yet here I sit, in class, learning,Continue reading ““Oh Penhallam, We Love You!” or, A Guide To How to Make the Next Six Months AMAZING”

Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year! And congratulations! I know 2017 got off to a bit of a slow start for you, but man — you picked up the ball and ran with it. The last eleven months have been full of hard work, new challenges, and amazing accomplishments. You might not have gotten everything completed on your resolutionContinue reading “Welcome to 2018”

A Year of Change in Review: Let’s Be Honest

So, I really want to have a knock-down, drag-out with 2016 to figure out what happened, what went wrong, and how to make 2017 amazing. I know a lot of people who have had similarly adversarial relationships with this past year. That said, when I get honest I sometimes depress people by talking about theContinue reading “A Year of Change in Review: Let’s Be Honest”

Ten Quotes to Lift Your Spirit

According to a lot of people, 2016 has been a tough year (myself included). Hopefully the holiday season will be especially cheery and bright this year and here’s an early gift of ten of my favorite quotes to improve your day — And one to grow on…

United: Why We As Americans Are Better Than People Say

I think Hillary Clinton will make an amazing president. As a ‘responsibility’ person I take seriously the choices I make for my life — who to spend time with, how I treat others, what I eat, and where I direct my energy in my brief time upon this earth. I think, and re-think, possibilities. EveryContinue reading “United: Why We As Americans Are Better Than People Say”

Moment: A Poem

We, by nature, are creatures of want, creatures of need.  We need shelter, food, and even, I would argue, we need love. Our wants of course, are endless.  From the noblest desire for world peace to the hope of people ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ our latest online pic, there is no limit to our wants. ‘More’Continue reading “Moment: A Poem”

What’s Your ’10’ Career?

Just a couple of days ago I sat down to make a business plan while waiting in a Chinese restaurant for my takeout order to cook (tip: if you can’t figure out a surefire plan for your business in ten minutes, then why bother? 😉  The only thing I had time to do was make aContinue reading “What’s Your ’10’ Career?”

Struggle As Adventure

Strug·gle verb make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction. strive to achieve or attain something in the face of difficulty or resistance. have difficulty handling or coping with. engage in conflict. make one’s way with difficulty. Struggle doesn’t sound like fun.  Maybe, it doesn’t even sound right — if you’reContinue reading “Struggle As Adventure”