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Burnout to Breakthrough: Reflections on a Milestone
Burnout to Breakthrough: Reflections on a Milestone

Writing a book is a daunting task, but increasingly more accessible in this day and age. The act of getting published, however, seems to be getting only more difficult. Some estimate it to be only a .2% chance. I feel overjoyed, therefore, to share this exciting news: I signed up with a NY publisher to publish my latest business book with the (working) title: Burnout to Breakthrough....

Patience & Self-belief are Overrated: And What You Need Instead
Patience & Self-belief are Overrated: And What You Need Instead

Last weekend, I ran a challenge on the # breakthrouhabits Facebook groupwhere we explored what members believed they needed in order to have more breakthroughs in their lives. This heart is a beautiful snapshot of our collective needs. PATIENCE, TIME, SELF-BELIEF, EMPATHY, MENTORS, HONESTY, FUN, OPENNESS, ENERGY, SUPPORT, LUCK, TRUST, SOLITUDE were the shortlisted attributes. The three candidates in the running for our top prerequisites, however, were: Self-belief,...

I Have a Dream…And Sometimes That’s All You Need
I Have a Dream…And Sometimes That’s All You Need

Every once in a while stretching your metaphorical legs out on Facebook and LinkedIn by sharing your views (in a wordier fashion than the 140-character limit) launches you in unexpected, but unbelievably rewarding directions. My article on 'The Art & Science of Doing Nothing’ serves as one example. Frank Boon, an expert on finding your passion, came across that article and one enthusiastic email and a...

It’s All Been Done Before: How to Turn Unoriginal Ideas Into Breakthroughs
It’s All Been Done Before: How to Turn Unoriginal Ideas Into Breakthroughs

Many of us want to start our own business, or practice, or even simply deliver value in a way that has never been delivered before. And the public arena we wish to venture into is filled with reports of new undertakings. These reports, however, tend to lean in one distinct direction. We mostly read about the trailblazers and pioneers who’ve pushed the boundaries of the market...

Why I’m No Longer A ‘Change Agent’ – And Why You Shouldn’t Be…
Why I’m No Longer A ‘Change Agent’ – And Why You Shouldn’t Be…

I used to be a change agent. CEO’s and VP’s hired me to be the hand that rocked their cradle, when they needed to turn the dial up on profits, get salespeople enthusiastic about selling, or turn their brilliant, albeit uber-nerdish employees into emotionally intelligent humans. I came in when things that used to work, no longer worked and intervention was needed. I was the interface...

Super Bitesize Me
Super Bitesize Me

Do you remember Morgan Spurlock's social experiment where he offers himself up as a guinea pig and consumes only McDonald's food for an entire month, three meals a day? The benefits? An Academy Award for Documentary Feature for Super Size Me. The downside? Mood swings, sexual dysfunction, fat accumulation in his liver, 13% body weight increase and a dull as dishwater energy level. We are all...

The future of work?
The future of work?

History as a predictor of future outcomes? Cliodynamics may be a new discipline, but drawing on data that describes what happened in the past to anticipate what will happen next is not exactly novel. From risk management, to medical sciences the past often serves as a reliable predictor of future. Five years ago I started applying this transdisciplinary approach to an area to which we dedicate about a...