Chase For Upgrades: When Is “Good Enough” Good Enough?

July 27, 2016 Career Change

This summer has been filled with more questions than answers for me. About parenting (is it better to cut kids some slack, or to continue with sports practices 5 times a week through the summer?), about work (is the safety net of an internal corporate Exec Coaching position an upgrade or a downgrade from running […]

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Happiness Routine That Actually Works

June 15, 2016 Decision-making

(Originally posted here , but this important topic deserves a second look; I’m putting it at the top of the blog so that you don’t have to look for it.) “You should follow the advice that you give in your blog posts. Maybe, you’ll feel better”- my mom said. “I’m fine”- I snap back. “I don’t […]

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Control or Let Go?

May 31, 2016 Decision-making

Analytical Thinkers’ Guide for Letting Go As analytical people, we often try to control situations to create or get what we want. It seems logical: we want something, so we make it happen. Intellectually, this is clear that in many situations that we’re trying to control, all we need to do is be ourselves, do […]

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Sustainable Work-Life Balance: Possibility or Fiction?

April 28, 2016 Decision-making

Sustainable work-life balance is one of the greatest challenges of today’s leaders who want to have a meaningful career, to make time for the family and friends, travel, play, and develop interests outside of work. Often, as soon as you manage to create a pocket of time where there’s a fair balance between work and play, […]

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You’ve Changed

March 29, 2016 Am I Good Enough?

We change all the time. The change is often so gradual that we don’t notice it until it erupts spontaneously, like a volcano, spilling into our lives, and burning on its way everything familiar. One morning, as you dress for work, you notice that your suit is surprisingly too small (or too large). After months […]

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The Missing Piece

February 29, 2016 Decision-making

“Something is missing” is a sensation that is often more subtle than obvious. One may not notice a cloud slowly floating across the sky, until suddenly, it feels chilly outside. The sunshine, mostly taken for granted, is suddenly missing. There are times when it’s difficult to tell what exactly is missing in a situation. You […]

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The Real Power of Powerball

January 12, 2016 Decision-making

Did you buy a ticket for the Powerball? I  hope that you won! The chances are that you didn’t. Below are some ideas to help you get closer to your dreams, even if you didn’t win 1.3 billion dollars this time around. (Originally, the article below was posted in April of 2012, but the topic is […]

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As the Ball Drops…

December 31, 2015 Uncategorized

Dear friends, As you mark the new 2016, I wish you a peaceful, joyful, inspiring, insightful, and healthy year. I am thankful for our connection, and I deeply appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your life. Please, know that you are a part of mine, too. I read all of your emails, I […]

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What To Do When You Can’t Bullet-Proof Your Life

December 6, 2015 Decision-making

This post was originally written in December of 2012, immediately after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. Unfortunately, it is just as relevant today as it was in 2012. ***** How do you construct a building so that it doesn’t fall if an airplane hits it? This safety question is prominently on the map now, […]

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3 Things That Will Change Your Life

November 25, 2015 Gut Feeling

I recently gave a talk at Google’s NYC office on Intuition and Creativity. Developing intuition is a practice, much like mastering a musical instrument, so I was a bit surprised by the following question that several participants brought up: is there a tool that I could demonstrate and teach in under 10 minutes that would […]

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