#3 – Know Your Values

Between now and March 22, I am happy to share “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” Our values guide our decision-making. Clear values make it possible for us to assess any significant question (Should I move there? Take that job? Work with/for those people? Build a stronger relationship with this person? Fight for this idea? SpendContinue reading “#3 – Know Your Values”

Put Out Into Deep Water

Each one of us has a net in which we capture an understanding of ourselves. That net is strong, it can hold a lot. And testing that strength scares us so we don’t do it very often, if ever. Instead, we keep tossing our net in the shallow end of our experience, catching and re-catchingContinue reading “Put Out Into Deep Water”

Back to School

I don’t love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful. – Natalie Portman – Today is the first day of classes at Cal State San Marcos where I am a lecturer in the College of Business. Seventeen thousand students will make their way to campus this week to re-engage with friends, fellowContinue reading “Back to School”

It’s a circle, not a line

There’s a great moment in the movie “Contact” when Jodie Foster’s character – and pretty much every scientist and engineer on the planet -is trying to figure out how to read the design plans for a transportation device that has been broadcast to earth by an alien species. Attempting to read the plans in aContinue reading “It’s a circle, not a line”