Vacations. They are wonderful. But do you know that until this past week, I hadn't taken a vacation in over a year? Perhaps what's even more shocking is that during that entire time, I never felt like I needed one. Years ago, I set out to create a life where I didn't crave time off from work in order to feel rested and recharged, and yet I know not everyone's in that boat. I worry when I see friends and colleagues dangle vacations like proverbial carrots on sticks, as motivat
I almost hesitate to ask you if you're hiding your light because you may not even know that you are. I didn't. I was walking through life not feeling great but not feeling terrible either, and all the while thinking "that's just how life is." Except what if it's not? Each and every one of us has a light, and I'm talking a blindingly bright light. Unfortunately, you might not have felt or seen your light in so long that you've forgotten what it looks and feels like, but I prom
We often praise certainty in today's world; it can be seen as synonymous with competence, confidence or expertise. But certainty may not be the best outcome. What's the difference between certainty and knowledge? Philosopher Karl Popper wrote "Knowledge consists in the search for truth...It is not the search for certainty." Inherent in his assertion is the idea that truth is constantly shifting, and that knowledge is continuing to seek truth even as it shifts. When we seek kn
How many times have you caught yourself thinking or saying "change is hard" or even "people don't change"? Have you ever wondered whether describing change as hard, frustrating or impossible is actually why we experience it as such? Our words pack a punch. Our words reflect the expectations that we have for how things will unfold. Our expectations influence how we show up. How we show up influences outcomes. So basically, how we talk about things can directly affect results.