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

Achieving Success from Second Place

Perhaps we’re all born with an innate desire to win. To be the best at something— anything— so we can feel a sense of personal validation. I spent a large part of my childhood in second place. Sure, I had a lot of talents, but I was rarely the best. Someone had a better test score or a faster mile time. A higher GPA or a longer list of philanthropic efforts. More…. Read more

The Impossible Belongs on Your Dreams List

It’s Tuesday — but it’s my “Monday” at work following a long weekend off. You know how I feel about Mondays, so it’s only appropriate to start the week off with a kick-butt mentality. Today’s inspiration is rooted in a quote by novelist Tom Robbins: “To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.” My dad keeps a version of this quote pasted on all of…. Read more