Lessons in Resilience from my favorite COO

Life is a funny thing. The rollercoaster of all rollercoasters. Much like the initial climb to the top of the track, the stressful times feel like they’ll last forever. These moments are filled with anticipation, anxiety, and a longing for what’s next. Eventually, we...

When Was the Last Time You Chose to Be Happy?

Happiness is loaded word. It means different things to different people, but its pursuit is a common thread among all of us regardless of gender, ethnicity, or age. Humans crave it. Maybe it’s because we’re addicted to the ‘feel good’ chemicals the brain releases when...

Who is Making Your Decisions?

The internet tells us we make 35,000 decisions a day, and over 200 about food alone. I haven’t verified these figures and I don’t plan to, but I’m confident it’s a big number. Many of these decisions are made on auto-pilot. We follow our habits, instincts, and the...

Hard Times are in My Future

I love this story.   There is an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. He relied on his horse for everything, from plowing the fields to getting to town. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,”...

Life May Be Out of Our Control, But How We Live is Not

I live my life believing in two competing ideas. 1) We can’t control how our life unfolds. A random introduction can open doors we never imagined. A bad accident shifts our priorities in an instant. Convincing ourselves we can control what happens in our lives is...