Who are the Dream Chasers that Surround You?

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Who are the dream chasers that surround you?What dream are they chasing? Are they chasing The Dream or their dream?How does their chase influence yours?I’ve been thinking about these questions a lot during a recent road trip. People chasing The Dream surrounded me for most of it. Some of these people were family, other were friends.This caused […]

September 2, 2018

Does Compliance Get Rewarded or Punished?

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Our society rewards those who comply. It punishes those who don’t.Live the dream pushed on us and sold to us. Then you’ll experience happiness.The dream defines that happiness for you too. That makes it easier to know what you deserve. Then you’ll know when experiencing happiness is appropriate too.What does happiness mean? The dream says happiness […]

August 19, 2018

Snapping Into Habitual Patterns is Easy

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Snapping into habitual patterns is easy. Breaking them is hard.Something my therapist said at our first meeting still resonates with me. She said she believes even the slightest shift in perspective could lead to big change.I believe this more and more as time passes. It also occurs to me how difficult shifting perspective can be.I […]

July 29, 2018

I Actually DO Have Enough Time, Do You?

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I’ve talked about setting a small number of daily priorities before. Most days the 6-7 daily priorities feel like enough. Once in a while, they don’t. Today is one of those days.I’ve learned my stress spikes to an unhealthy level when the number exceeds 7. Today I was tempted to add an 8th and maybe […]

June 3, 2018

So THAT’s What It Feels Like!

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I promise you that was not a clickbait email subject. It felt like one as I wrote it though 🙂These past few weeks I’ve been experiencing something. I can’t remember experiencing it before.It was subtle at first. Earlier this year, I found myself fighting it for a while.However, Tuesday I figured out what I was […]

May 13, 2018

Fitting In or Not and to What?

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Do you fit in?Do you want to fit in?What does fitting in even mean?Fit into what?What are you trying to fit into?Why are you trying to fit into it?What are you sacrificing to fit in?I’ve never felt like i fit in. one of my earliest memories reminds me of this. My friend’s grandfather took us […]

April 1, 2018


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I’m writing this to you on my flight home from Madrid. Weather permitting, I’ll be home by the time you read this.This week I joined a new project. It’s called Aragon. Aragon is a blockchain project. Our goal is to build tools that allow people to build their own ”unstoppable organizations”.I spent this week on-boarding with […]

March 4, 2018

Who Do You Have to Ask for Permission?

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This week felt hopeful. I’m not as exhausted at the end of it, as I was the past two weeks.This week I gave myself permission to take Thursday and Friday off from work. Yesterday I spent the day riding my bike with a friend. I spent most of today hanging-out with my 2.5 year old […]

February 16, 2018

Doing the Work We’re Intended to Do

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Are you doing the work you’re intended to do? Or are you doing the work someone else intends you to do?I spent most of my career doing the latter. I was doing the work other people told me I was supposed to be doing. It was an unhappy time.I developed unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal […]

January 19, 2018

Finally, This is the One!

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Or maybe it’s not…Have you ever experienced this? My sense is many entrepreneurs have, in some form or another.It usually sounds something like -THIS is the project I’ve been looking for!THIS is the opportunity of a lifetime!THIS, finally, is the one that’s going to hit BIG!Until it doesn’t.I’ve experienced this many times. It’s happened a […]

December 21, 2017

This Was My Second Biggest Career Mistake

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I’ve written about my biggest career mistake. It was thinking what I did for work had to make me miserable. You can read more about my biggest career mistake here.A couple recent conversations got me thinking about another big career mistake. This one is working with people who make me miserable.The two go hand-in-hand. You […]

October 27, 2017