Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy
What matters more, the way something looks or whether or not it achieves its intended purpose?
Based on the amount of time, attention, money, and effort being invested in the look of most brands' products, services, sites, and social media, the clear winner appears to be form.
Humans embrace a many-splendored life.
We crave comfort—a desire to know where we stand and what’s expected of us.
Societal, educational, and occupational institutions provide the external validation and rewards that encourage this monolithic, linear view of who we are and what we do....
During my 4 years as a head coach at Seth Godin's Akimbo Workshops, I was consistently asked the same question by students a workshop was winding to a close.
"Which workshop should I take next?"
My consistent answer was, "Are you sure you need another workshop?"
Students were often taken aback by...
When I hit bottom in my "all is lost moment" in midlife, the famous line from the Bond film Goldfinger neatly summed up my experience.
"Shaken, not stirred."
This, of course, was Bond's preferred martini preparation. But I wasn't asked how I wanted my midlife crisis cocktail prepared...
Today I'm sharing some insight for finding fulfillment, forging meaning, and making an impact from an inspiring difference-maker living her legacy. Sarah Scala is an LGBTQIA+ Leadership Coach. Catch our entire conversation here.
[SARAH] "I would say we always fail if we never try."
I was introduced to the Bhagavad Gita in the 7th grade by my English teacher.
Both the book and teacher remain important to my life to this day and my adventures in midlife.
Although the Gita is one of the world's oldest spiritual and philosophical texts (written well over...
Life's challenges can precipitate a breakdown.
But life's difficulties (and disasters) can also catalyze a breakthrough.
My breakdown moment came just as I was entering midlife.
I thought I had myself and my life all figured out, and it was running more or less on autopilot.
And then it all...
Today I'm sharing some insight for finding fulfillment, forging meaning, and making an impact from an inspiring difference-maker living her legacy. Alisa Conner is an email marketing strategist. Catch our entire conversation here.
[SCOTT] "What last encouragement would you give someone,...
What keeps you from succeeding?
Failure may be the obvious answer.
But I think it's actually a level deeper. I think it's fear of failure.
And what is fear of failure?
A story you tell yourself about your self.
In Onward: Where Certainty Ends, Possibility Begins, I shared a...
"What is the meaning of life?"
It's one of the most asked questions across all of human history.
But perhaps a more helpful question is, "What gives life meaning?"
I think we have to begin with the fact that life ends.
ANY meaning our life has comes from what we do with it during our journey from...
How do think about the work you do?
Are you working at something?
Is it something worthy of your valuable (and finite) time, attention, and effort?
Are you doing that work in collaboration or community?
If not, why not?
Or maybe you're working for something?
If so, is it a...
- Who are you REALLY? Never mind the resume values you collected; what are the...