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

Sorry Oprah, But I Don’t Want to be Just Like You

We’ve all been asked who we idolize or aspire to be. The regulars? Oprah, Michael Jordan, Martha Stewart, Steve Jobs, and the occasional Kim K. It seems every occupation has an idol, right? Every aspiring football player is the next Tom Brady. A budding entrepreneur is the next Bill Gates. Every Harvard dropout is the next Mark Zuckerberg. The list goes on. We all want to become the world’s next-best-something….. Read more