The Highly Affordable Travel Guide to Puerto Rico

  Tourism is called an industry for a reason. As a tourist you’re perhaps the purest financial donor to a country there is. You take no money out of the local economy, only you put money in. You are essentially a walking donor. A sunburned, oddly-accented donor. The locals are nice to you because you […]

Jean Kilbourne on Real Rebellion

While laying on a beach in Costa Rica, I read a remarkable book called “Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Shapes the Way We Think and Feel.” In it, author and speaker Jean Kilbourne traces the extensive efforts of the tobacco industry to make their product appealing to their consumers. Not to adults. To adolescents. […]

Colin Ryan’s Commencement Address

On June 22, 2013, speaker and stand-up comedian Colin Ryan tells the crowd of 1,000 at Harwood Union High School’s 2013 graduation ceremony how choosing to overcome your fear, find your passion, and live a better story can transform your life. In other words, if you got the chance to give life-advice to 1,000 people […]

How to Find Your Passion

In the movie Serendipity, a lovestruck John Cusack is told by his friend, “The Greeks didn’t write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: “Did he have passion?”” It’s a wonderful, powerful question. Especially if you know what your passion is already. But for many people, it probably feels more like yet […]