What Motivates Us More Than Fear

When it comes to receiving advice, I’m sure at one point or another we’ve all heard a message that can be classified as “scared straight.” It’s a very common approach in presenting, both to students and to adults. Intense and overwhelming statistics. Car crash videos. Heartbreaking stories of regret. It can be very powerful in […]

We Control More Than We Think We Do

Recently, a friend and fellow career coach gave me a book – The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander, and I haven’t been able to put it down.  By the first chapter, my mind had been blown by a very simple concept: “It’s all invented.” That’s […]

The Day That Vulnerability Won

I was sitting across the table from one of the most dynamic, magnetic and intensely motivated people I’ve ever known. A man who has offered me countless advice, told me stories, and inspired me to work harder, smarter, with more dedication. Oh yeah, and he’s a 250 pound MMA fighter. Talking to him is usually […]

The Most Interesting Thing About You

Do you ever feel like too much of your time is spent worrying about being interesting to other people? I might pretend I don’t when I’m listening to someone else, but I’m definitely thinking about it. While I’m talking to them, there’s a script running in my head saying, “Am I being interesting enough? Am […]