Small Dreams, Big Resolutions

Every year, I create this obnoxiously long list of new years resolutions. I fear that if I fail to write it down, I’m not manifesting it. But after 20+ years of creating a NYE wish list, I’ve learned this: we can achieve big dreams through accomplishing small ones. None of us start successful. But we get there through beginning. To earn good grades, you’ve got to show up for class. To build a…. Read more

The Olympics are Giving me Tunnel Vision

I’d like to think the Olympics would motivate me to be unusually productive. Or at least, encourage me to hit the gym. Instead, the games have kept me on my couch. Surely, I’m NBC’s most loyal viewer. I haven’t channel-surfed in more than 72 hours. The obsession has its perks— including an “aha” moment I had while watching some of the commentary. It followed routines by a number of figure skaters,…. Read more

It Only Takes One to Place a Bet

It’s Monday! Happy start-of-the-week. I’m writing to you from my hometown in Michigan today. It feels like the arctic, but the snowfall is peaceful. Pictures to come later this week. This follows a weekend spent in Missouri for a friend’s wedding. Missouri is a special spot for me, because it’s where I took my first anchoring gig post-college. I spent three years in Columbia— a relatively small college town sandwiched between…. Read more

Real Success Requires Change

Today is the start of the [official] new year. Meaning, carolers have all gone home. Holiday lights are down. Santa is snoozing for the next six months. And we’re all expected to be back at work. Except for those of you caught in snowpocalypse right now. Reality can be so rude sometimes. Success is best achieved through maintaining a constant willingness to evolve. It can be especially rude while staring at…. Read more

Five Rules for Drafting New Years Resolutions

I imagine most of you are dreaming up New Years resolutions today. Procrastinate less. Lose weight. Change jobs or get promoted. Those seem to creep up on everyone’s list each year. It also seems we unrealistically wish transformations would happen overnight. Each year, January 2nd feels like a let down. It’s the dreaded day I realize my life is no different than it was December 31st. Dreams will merely remain…. Read more