You are not broken

Don’t go to a therapist or seek anyone’s advice because you’re broken.  You don’t need to be fixed.

Psychologists, or family and friends who have our best interests in mind can help you simply by identifying and helping you break patterns that aren’t serving you.

You’re not broken.  Some of your tendencies are failing you.

Using the Internet to make you more human

One positive effect of the Internet and social media is that we’ve shifted the voice, the credibility and the influence from organizations to individuals.

You no longer have to “know someone” to become famous, influential, wealthy, smarter, or a leader of others.

Yes, the Internet is responsible for heads-buried-in-our-phones syndrome instead of connecting in person.  But it’s also allowed us to fund businesses, find kidney donors, and start movements.  How will you use this resources to connect, influence, advance, and make a positive impact?

 

Making knowledge useful

Those of us who value wisdom and growth tend to consume a ton of information.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed attempting to internalize the take-aways from a barrage of new information.  Here’s the one question you can apply to every learning opportunity, every seminar or Ted talk, every homily or lecture, every book or article, every meeting with a business coach, therapist or adviser…

How will I use this info?

Resume vs. Eulogy Virtues

Academics and society at large teach us to prioritize resume virtues – the attributes that make us “successful”.

Eulogy virtues – the traits for which we hope to be remembered when we’re gone – are those that may not have immediate, noticeable effects on our lives, but that fuel our inner growth.

For resume virtues, leveraging your strengths and abilities (work ethic, knowledge and expertise) is the best strategy.  However, the strategy of improving on your weaknesses (impatience, anger issues, jealousy) serves you best for eulogy virtues.