Day: May 18, 2019

The Work You Hate Can Prepare You For The Work You’ll Love

The Work You Hate Can Prepare You For The Work You’ll Love Even though I talk a lot about becoming a writer over this past year, the truth is that I have been writing for much longer than that. I simply made a deliberate decision to build my own writing career on April 25, 2018. For […]

I’ve Been Counting My Years Until I Hit 45.

I’ve Been Counting My Years Until I Hit 45. I don’t know how many times I’ve done my math in my head. What year in school was I? How old was she? What year would it be when I was that old? That year is right now. You would think that this year would stick out […]

Welcome to the era of FONKU: Fear of Not Keeping Up

Welcome to the era of FONKU: Fear of Not Keeping Up Let’s name it: FONKU (Fear of Not Keeping Up). It is the pervasive apprehension that one is not doing, learning, adapting, changing enough to keep up with the latest innovations and knowledge emerging exponentially related to one’s career field. FONKU is conceptually distinct from FOMO […]

Success Comes from Daily Disciplines Compounded Over Time

Success Comes from Daily Disciplines Compounded Over Time In his strangely underrated book, The Compound Effect, Darren Hardy makes a compelling case for persistence as the essential factor in success. Most people give up on their goals and fail to achieve their aspirations because they don’t see immediate results. They interpret this to mean they can’t […]

Choose to see obstacles as your teachers, not your enemies

Choose to see obstacles as your teachers, not your enemies “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Every fairy tale for the past century has sold us on the idea that once we achieve some great goal — like finding “true love” — we will live happily ever after. And […]

Why men have to talk about the stuff that shames us

Why men have to talk about the stuff that shames us Anyone for a Peyronie? No, that’s not a spelling mistake. I don’t mean Peroni, the fashionable Italian lager, which quite a few of us might have been reaching for as the late spring sun finally graced us with its presence. I do mean Peyronie’s Disease, […]

Your Best Is All That You Can Do

Your Best Is All That You Can Do We all want to be better, but it can be hard to know what that really means sometimes. Does it mean we want to better ourselves? Or does it mean we want to be better than everyone else? There is an important distinction between the two. Ambition is […]

If Someone Calls You Lazy, Agree.

If Someone Calls You Lazy, Agree. When I was 22 at a family party, an older relative said I was lazy because I decided to go to graduate school instead of having kids. This was followed by the usual “kids these days” and “when he was my age”-style griping. I didn’t feel like getting into it. […]

The Darkest Secret of My Grieving Heart

The Darkest Secret of My Grieving Heart My daughter, Ana, loved to look at the sky. Her phone was filled with photos of sunsets, acres of clear blue vistas and feathery cirrus clouds that curled above the trees in our sleepy little neighborhood in New York. Roughly 11 of the 90 or so photos on her […]

HR Can’t Change Company Culture by Itself

HR Can’t Change Company Culture by Itself Publication Date: November 02, 2016 Managers have to lead the charge. To download this product after your purchase, simply sign-in to hbr.org and visit the “Purchases” area of your account. Note: Quantity pricing discounts will be reflected at Checkout, prior to submitting your order. Note: Quantity pricing discounts […]