Great companies have something in common: they don’t try to matter by winning. They win by mattering. The people who build them know what they stand for and act on those beliefs. What they think, say and do are always in alignment. Their story is consistent. Great companies rise to our expectations by being who […]
Creative work is a costly endeavor, both in time and resources, calling us to dedicate large amounts of our lives to it without any immediate reward. When we find ways to make money, it buys us time and gives us the opportunity to create more. This was why Michelangelo never stopped working long after he’d […]
If we want to become artists, we are going to have to break some rules. We cannot do just what is expected of us. At some point, we must break away from the status quo and forge a new path. As it turns out, this is how creativity works best.
Sometimes in life, the script we’re given no longer fits the story we want to live. We realize the rules we were following were assigned by someone who did not have our best interests in mind. And now, we must do something about it.
Tailspin. That’s what many people go into when they get laid off or their company files for bankruptcy. Why? Because many people think their job is their calling. But deep down we know this isn’t true; otherwise one would be unable to live his or her calling before entering the workforce or after retirement. It […]
Many people conflate calling with identity. They confuse who they are with what they are made to do. While the two are connected, they are not the same. Identity is who you are, but calling is how you express that. Calling is your purpose.
Developing a habit of self-discovery means creating intentional rhythms whereby one observes who he is, listens to his life, and strives to define himself apart from his professional assignments.
Sometimes the route to our purpose is a chaotic experience, and how we respond matters more than what happens.
Building a business is hard work no matter what. Why would you put all that effort into doing something you don’t even like that much? Why would you bust your butt finding projects that put you to sleep?
Learning who we are, and what we want, and what we’re capable of — it’s a lifelong process. Let’s face it: Many of us became adults — with homes and jobs and spouses — long before we really understood ourselves.