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Do you ever have moments in your life when you wish that you could tune into The Force, use your telepathic powers and call Yoda for advice?  I do. We talk a lot about the importance of business experts or professional mentors in the context of career development.  But when you want to do something […]

You must have been living under a rock if you missed the hoopla of The Secret last year, and the associated buzz about the Law of Attraction.  I know my readers range from the strongly skeptical to more woo woo than Jeffrey Osborne.  But I hope all of you like a post that I just […]

Last week, I floated the idea of running a 15-week workshop based on Martha Beck’s book Finding Your Own North Star.  A number of people expressed interest, so I put together a detailed outline and chose dates.  Based on the number of people on the list, I proposed two distinct groups, since I don’t want […]

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Last week, I floated the idea of running a 15-week workshop based on Martha Beck’s book Finding Your Own North Star.  A number of people expressed interest, so I put together a detailed outline and chose dates.  Based on the number of people on the list, I proposed two distinct groups, since I don’t want […]

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Two days ago, I received an email from my favorite "adopted professor," Dr. Srikumar Rao.  I met Dr. Rao a couple of years ago when he called after reading my Open letter to CXOs blog post.  As soon as I heard his voice, I relaxed and smiled, since he exuded joy even over the phone.  […]

One of the great paradoxes of deciding to design a new phase of your life like starting a new business, looking for love or creating relief from clutter or financial chaos is that in order to do so, you must have your creative mojo fully engaged.  However, the conditions that created a desire to  change […]

Some of you may remember that I got all excited about Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art and covered it in my podcast.  After I finished the recording, I emailed Steven to ask if he would be willing to do an interview with me about the concepts in the book, namely how entrepreneurs can […]

Training martial arts was one of the best ways I learned about fear. I studied the Afro-Brazilian style of capoeira, which combines acrobatics, dance and martial arts.  Sparring, called "playing" in capoeira, is not divided by weight class or gender. So it was common for me to face much larger and more seasoned players. There […]

Training martial arts was one of the best ways I learned about fear. I studied the Afro-Brazilian style of capoeira, which combines acrobatics, dance and martial arts.  Sparring, called "playing" in capoeira, is not divided by weight class or gender. So it was common for me to face much larger and more seasoned players. There […]

It doesn’t matter how long I have been in business, or on the planet.  Pesky, life-sapping, self-esteem-eroding thoughts creep into my mind and make it hard to take care of the business of the day.  At an extreme, they stop me from realizing my dreams, and on a smaller scale they impact  the quality of […]