Quiet Quitting?

Quiet Quitting?

The latest meme to hit social media is Quiet Quitting. It’s as if this has suddenly appeared as a result of the COVID crisis, but it’s been around for a long time. In my opinion, it’s a result of poor leadership, lack of purpose, and lack of human connection and...

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The Problem With Imagination

The Problem With Imagination

The problem with imagination is that we don’t know how to use it. We stand on the precipice between imagining the best of what could be or the worst of what is. Too often we imagine the worst of what is and bring that into our lives and the lives of others. The Law of...

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Letting Go

Letting Go

Sometimes I feel like a trapeze artist who has the potential to do beautiful, athletic somersaults in the air but can’t let go of the trapeze. My partner is waiting for me, calling me, but I just keep swinging back and forth, going nowhere. A common theme in all...

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Ludicrous Mode

Ludicrous Mode

My host offered to give me a ride back to the hotel after our dinner party. “Would you like to go in the Maserati or the Tesla?” (Yes, It was a very nice dinner party.) I said, “Let’s go in the Tesla. I’ve heard they’re really fast.” When we got in the car, she said...

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

It was an unusual dinner party. The guests were from different generations. We gathered around a table in the garden of the host’s beautiful Los Angeles home and talked about the future. There was no jockeying for position or dominance at the table. No debates. Nobody...

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Who am I?

Who am I?

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s easy to view our life on a spectrum of age, but maybe a better way would be...

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In the *, Bob

In the *, Bob

"Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death" - Auntie Mame My mother was unhappy in the later years of her life. She would always talk longingly about things she wanted to do, but she never did them. I don’t think she was a lot different from other...

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Quit Looking for a Job

Quit Looking for a Job

Quit looking for a job, and start looking for a problem to solve. The job market isn’t about you, it’s about them. It’s not about helping you get a job because you need one, it’s about helping someone solve a problem. That might be a little harsh for some people, but...

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What is Reality?

What is Reality?

Reality is what’s going on before it enters our operating system. What do I mean by “our operating system?” When a computer is assembled, it’s just hardware before the operating system is installed. At the moment of birth, we’re just hardware, with a very limited...

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Meditation on a Fly

Meditation on a Fly

I was lying on my back with 20 other meditators listening to the soothing voice of our facilitator as he led us into the present moment. A fly landed on my arm. I instinctively raised my arm to get him away, but of course he returned. I didn’t want to spend the whole...

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Mirror, Mirror on The Wall

Mirror, Mirror on The Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Would you prefer that mirror or a mirror that showed your shadow side, the things about yourself that you need to confront because they’re holding you back and making you unhappy - the things you’re hiding...

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Yabuts

Yabuts

Yabuts As a coach, I’m constantly running into people who only want a quick fix. They’re looking for things to do, not different ways of being. They’re not willing to do the inner work that gets us through the maze of our life. We have a great conversation about the...

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Off Ramps

Off Ramps

I was riding my motorcycle from Houston to San Antonio on IH10 when I noticed an off ramp that led to old highway 90. I had traveled that road many times with my grandmother 70 years ago before IH10 existed. “I wonder what the road is like now,” I said to myself. I...

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7 Ways Elders Make Great Coaches

7 Ways Elders Make Great Coaches

When an elder dies, a library has burned down. When an elder leaves your company, they take the library with them. How can we keep that library of wisdom and experience in the company and make it a shared library? There are five generations in the workplace today:...

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