The Judge, the Jury and Something Unexpected

The Judge, the Jury and Something Unexpected

“I never want to do this again.” “I’m so stressed.” “I haven’t been sleeping.” “Next time, I will make sure I don’t get chosen.” Two men from Ghana were on trial for dealing drugs, and we were the jury. And after three days of listening to witnesses’ testimony and four more in deliberation — cooped up in a […]

What To Do When You Can’t Get Into The Groove

What To Do When You Can’t Get Into The Groove

Today was one of those days. Sluggish. Unfocused. Namby pamby. There wasn’t even a specific reason to point to: I’m 100% healthy, fully carbed, well-rested and pain-free, with plenty of interesting projects in the pipeline. I tried the usual slew of strategies to get a mental jumpstart – calisthenics, watching a pep talk from Kid […]

Think Big, Start Small

Think Big, Start Small

You know how to eat an elephant, right? One bite at a time. When it comes to elephants, we get it – there’s no way we can eat one all at once. When it comes to our own goals however, we tend toward an all-or-nothing approach. (Which explains Blue Monday, a theory by psychologist Dr. Cliff […]

We Are Creatures of Habit, Not Resolutions

We Are Creatures of Habit, Not Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are a joke. I mean, do you know anyone who’s ever stuck to theirs past the first few weeks of January? The problem, as you may have noticed, is that people come up with their grandiose resolutions without thinking through how they’ll actually have to adapt their behavior to get there (and […]

[Flow Tip #13] Transport Yourself

[Flow Tip #13] Transport Yourself

In my ebook, Focused and In the Flow, I came up with 21 tips for getting into the flow. Here’s tip #13 and a Nike ad that shows you how it works: Not inspired or excited by your immediate environment? Why not imagine a different one. Children do it all the time, transforming the living […]

No Excuses

No Excuses

Too old, too young, too stressed, not enough time, not enough space, not enough energy, too cold, too hot, too early, too late…we are incredibly resourceful in coming up with reasons why it’s never quite the right time to change the status quo. The fact is, there will always be some condition that is less […]