Insight and Inspiration for Living Your Legacy
Author’s note: When referring to terms as philosophies, they are capitalized. When referring to modern-day common usage, they are not.
Epicureanism and Stoicism are enduring ancient Greek philosophies and remain relevant.
Like other philosophies of the time, Stoics and...
To play your game is to define the difference only you and craft it into a meaningful endeavor done with and for people you care about so you can live your legacy.
However, while you pursue what you want on your terms without compromising on the content of your character, there are...
Imagine a world where uncertainty and adversity reign. A world that’s torn apart by plague, turmoil, division, and violence.
And imagine in this world a man navigating these challenges with courage, self-control, philanthropy, and clear-eyed purpose who tries to help others do the same.
Intention and integrity are words I frequently use in my work helping retirees start and scale fulfilling online lifestyle businesses that help fund their retirement.
But what do intention and integrity really mean?
An intention is an aim established for purposeful action.
Intentions are made on...
I don't know about you, but I spend waaaaayyyy too much time waiting.
What about you? Do you spend too much time waiting? What are you waiting for?
If I'm honest, most of the time, I'm waiting for the "right time." Does that ring true for you too?
What's that about?
A mentor once told me that a coach turns on lights and opens doors for others.
That never really rang true for me.
Yes, a good coach (or teacher, or leader) helps you see what you don't see. A great one makes it impossible for you to unsee it. The best generously and empathetically amplify...
I used to think that confidence was something you either had or you didn't—something you were born with or weren't. And me? I had it. I was born ready.
In Latin class I learned that we get the word confidence from confidere which translates most directly as "with full (or intense)...
Like many, I was introduced to the concept of carpe diem by Robin Williams in his role as an inspiring teacher in the movie The Dead Poets Society. Actually, when the movie came out, I was trying very hard to be that kind of teacher at a small private school in New England.
Begin with the end in mind.
It's an idea often credited to the author and businessman Stephen Covey, but it’s been around much longer than he has.
Beginning with the end in mind encourages you to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and...
How are you?
There's abundant uncertainty in the world. What's your relationship with not knowing what's next? Have you considered surrender?
Surrender isn't giving up or giving in. Surrender is letting go of what was not yours in the first place.
What if, just for today, you let go of your...
The life of a difference-maker is rewarding, for sure. It's also challenging. There are endless opportunities, distractions, interesting problems to solve, and connections to consider.
The irony is, how you lean into navigating these "challenge opportunities" is what makes the work we do so...
As the year winds up, I’m reflecting on the past 12 months and planning for the next.
What about you?
How have things gone this year? What’s next for you and the difference only you can make?
Leveling up and making a living by making a difference is fraught. The age of pandemic...