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Fix the Leak

Don’t allow yourself to become obsessed with bailing water from the bottom of a leaky boat.  With your head down and your focus on getting rid of that threatening water, you’re missing the point.  You’re not there to bail the water.  The boat is there to get you where you need to be—that place in the sun where your actions are meaningful and your life has … Read More Fix the Leak

The Privilege of Certain Knowledge

People born into privilege are often born into certain knowledge as well. At an early age, they learn how to work efficiently, manage their time, and otherwise maximize control over their lives. Most people, however, have not received this kind of knowledge, this ability to deal with challenges, realize goals, control what we have the ability to control. They are left floundering, assuming that … Read More The Privilege of Certain Knowledge

Owning It

Owning it is more than just a sense of responsibility for your actions. As a component of personal accountability, it involves the integration of your identity into your work, your family, your beliefs, your successes and failures, and virtually anything else that your actions affect. That includes challenges that you did not choose—challenges you are inescapably thrown into.

The Pause

There are pauses built into all kinds of things we do, and they are there for good reason. But in our professional lives, they’re verboten, and tragically, that keeps us from getting to a place where we can be truly effective and happy with what we’re doing.