Why Your Life Is Not A Journey

Why Your Life Is Not A Journey

I turned 40 yesterday, and while I don’t think stressing about our current age (in relation to eventual death) is productive, I do think it’s worth pondering our journey on this earth…our connection and our impact…what it all means and how to enjoy life. This short video helped me think about that. I hope it helps […]

Speak Like a Pro: My video interview with Jenny Blake

Speak Like a Pro: My video interview with Jenny Blake

Getting paid to speak in public is likely the highest hourly rate you’ll get for anything (legal) in your life. But more important than that, it’s one of the best ways to build confidence, spread your ideas and get comfortable at being uncomfortable. Over the last ten years, I’ve worked on improving my public speaking. I’ve made a […]

The Best Conference Hack

The Best Conference Hack

The best conference hack is simple, always available and won’t cost you a dime, just a little courage. Sit in the front row. Here are 5 reasons why… You’ll meet amazing people At the Summit Series – Summit at Sea conference in 2011, I attended Tony Conrad’s session and staked out my spot in the front row. […]

The New Way to Say No (That’s Actually a Yes)

The New Way to Say No (That’s Actually a Yes)

[dropcap]It[/dropcap] is a frustrating conundrum. At any level of experience or accomplishment, we all have people reaching out to us for help. We’re all more connected than ever but with increased connection comes increased accessibility. Tweets and emails become requests to “pick your brain” or for “a quick coffee meeting” and increase until they’re frequent […]

The life and times of AJ Leon

The life and times of AJ Leon

Most of us remember the first time we met the most important people in our lives. The first date with our significant other. The first time we heard our mentors speak. I don’t even remember the first time I met AJ Leon. I remember hearing about AJ (and his wife Melissa) from some mutual friends. I […]

Donating my birthday to charity: water

When is the last time you drank clean water? Probably today. Certainly within the last 24 hours. You showered and brushed your teeth with clean water this morning. There are 1 billion people on the earth who don’t have access to clean water. charity: water is changing that. Please take a few minutes to watch […]

2 sites to upgrade your e-cards

If you’re sending someone a card, whether physical or digital, the singular goal should be to trigger an emotion. Isn’t that why we send cards? If that’s not the reason, it’s just a selfish act on the sender’s part to communicate that they did remember the recipient’s birthday/graduation/Bat Mitzvah. So if triggering an emotion is […]

Vinny the Linchpin won’t let you make a waffle

Vinny the Linchpin won't let you make a waffle

(Seth Godin’s new book, “Linchpin – Are you Indispensible?” just hit the New York Times bestseller list. It’s an amazing, life-changing book and my review is coming soon. If you don’t know the term Linchpin yet, you will. Until then, read this. Now, on to Vinny) You don’t have to be an artist or a […]