It’s What Has To Be Done

I’ve been hearing this phrase a lot – in podcasts, interviews, and even personal conversations with people I most respect and admire. Maybe it’s a timely coincidence, or maybe for the first time I’m simply appreciating the value within this phrase. Regardless, it’s been rattling around my head the past few weeks. It’s been an […]

Float Like A Cloud and Flow Like Water

As I get older, my conversations steer toward “well, what’s next?”.  This is inescapable with the people I am closest to. We discuss work, interests, and aspirations – then riff on what makes the most sense to do or how to make it happen. How to make the right move.  This is highlighted through my relationship with […]

Sun’s Coming Up

I’ve been skydiving once. I have a clear recollection of that day and how I continued to process what was happening. The weight of what I had committed to settled in as I drove deeper into endless plots of corn and soybeans. On that drive I realized I didn’t know the name of the skydiving […]

And Here. We. Go.

And…we’re live! A handful of days later than expected (as should be expected) and the new site is up and running. And so far, thankfully no data hacks or ransomware attacks – not bad for the first 24 hours.  So first, if you’re reading this – again, thank you…truly. Next, promises will not go unfulfilled […]

Cold, Dark, and Frosty

First day of fall. One of my favorite days of the year. A marker of so many of wonderful things soon to arrive – changing colors, darkness that slowly sets in as we get closer to winter, cold weather paired with baked goods, and enjoying the temperature progressively drop into that refreshing, brisk weather. A […]

That’s The Easy Reaction

A concept that spans a wide array of disciplines is the path of least resistance. With people, we regularly want to do what requires the least amount of effort. That’s a key origin of how habits form, particularly habits we don’t necessarily want to have or continue. It’s what we slip into when auto-pilot – […]

It’s So Often Boring…Oh And That Doesn’t Bend That Way

At my first job out of school, me and all the other consultants in my practice were issued our standard Lenovo’s. Model T450 if I remember correctly. Your laptop was a good signifier of your status and/or specialization at the company. The professional elites – Director level types – were given sleeker, lighter Lenovo models […]

A Walk Through A Garden Of Eden

There are places that, when traveled to, enhance our experience of life. Fantasies about Michelin rated meals, historic landmarks, and sun soaked beaches – things we plan long in advance to take a break from our day to day lives. Sometimes while on these trips, we have experiences that don’t just add joy to us […]

Mjolnir’s Return

I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The trend started over 10 years ago with Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man has been a wildly entertaining and enjoyable ride. The films have undoubtedly had a positive impact on our social culture in their relatively short existence (while acknowledging how long comic books and supporting media […]

A Rudderless Ship

Patience is a virtue. An aphorism that we have all been told, told to other people, and told to ourselves. Patience and consistency coupled together are a powerful concoction – the makings of greatness. But blind patience is weaponized attrition. It can leave us complacent and apathetic as our life plays on a reel in […]