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Signal to Noise

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We are born into a noisy and chaotic world, and most of us then go on to spend our lives lost inside all that noise and chaos.

But there are a few of us who somehow find a way back to silence and peace. These people tend to have the inner clarity that they can create anything they want in the world. You can recognize them because they are the rare breed that can put out a message that impacts you. You've probably experienced it before, yourself.

It's like everything goes silent, and all of a s…

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Do the Opposite

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Would you like to know what to do when you feel stuck?

Many people will metaphorically keep tugging on the knot or kicking the dead horse because they simply don't know what else to do. But the solution is simple. So simple that most of us miss it.

It's all about doing the opposite.

There was a classic episode of Seinfeld that spoke to this in a way the entire world could understand.

In the episode, George Costanza decides that after a lifetime of every choice he made being wrong, that movin…

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Be Disruptive

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Have you ever been told as a kid not to be disruptive? It's kind of ingrained in society that it's a bad thing. But I love being disruptive in a good way.

It means thinking differently like the companies that come into an industry and completely change the game. Everyone is going to the left, but this company says, "Well, we went to the right and look at what we can produce when we do."

Disruptive thinking is what visionaries do. They see something that others don't, and because of that, they …

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What's Sparking Me Up: Audrey

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Watching: I recently watched the Audrey Hepburn documentary titled "Audrey" (2020). I have always been inspired by the classic beauty, style, and adventurous spirit Audrey brought to the silver screen. After watching this documentary, I now have an even deeper appreciation for the humanitarian and emotional impact she had on so many people with her love and presence.

Malnourished as a child, abandoned by her father, and growing up under Nazi occupation in Holland, Hepburn faced a life-long bat…

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The Gap or the Gain

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Does the distance between where you are and where you want to be discourage you? There is a brilliant concept from the author Dan Sullivan called the Gap and the Gain that helps reframe your perspective. Gap thinking is when we focus on the distance between us and our goal. With this mindset, we often compare ourselves against what others have achieved. There’s no way to be happy from this perspective because even if we’re highly successful, we’ll always feel like we’re lagging behind. The good …

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Time-Traveling Cultural Anthropologist

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If you suddenly had the ability to travel through time, what would you do? Would you go back and avoid that one particular bad relationship? Would you buy stock in Zoom or stop wearing those neon jam shorts from the 80’s a lot sooner?

The concept of time travel is an endless human fascination. If it weren’t, then movies like Back To The Future or books like HG Wells Time Machine wouldn’t be known as classics. If I could combine two of my favorite fascinations, I would become a time-traveling, c…

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Create Your Manifesto

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Would you like to know one of the fastest ways to create what you want? It is really simple, and it is all based on the power of your own words. Most people don’t realize how much their words create reality. Even the classic magician’s saying, “Abracadabra,” which is originally ancient Aramaic and is actually pronounced “Abrah-hadrabrah,” really means... “As I speak, so I create.”

Well, that’s how a Manifesto works. In fact, I’ve been using a manifesto for the last few months, and it’s been a g…

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Inspiration and Soul’s Purpose

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Have you ever thought you knew exactly what you wanted, only to realize later it wasn’t what you wanted at all?
I recently saw the animated Disney movie called “Soul,” and it’s kind of all about that... but it’s from the perspective of
what our soul already knows and is trying to help us find in our lives.

Inspiration is a big part of my work. I have walked away from prestigious, lucrative jobs in my life because the inspiration wasn’t there, and I just had to trust that it wasn’t my path. And as…

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Focus on ROI, Return on Inspiration!

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As some of you might know, I used to spend most of my days with my head buried in financial reports and  spreadsheets. I created financial models and valuations for new initiatives so often that I started to see  them in my dreams or possibly nightmares at times. 

One of the common financial metrics I used to calculate was the return on investment (ROI). For those  not in the know, this is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or  compare the efficiency of a num…

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What does it mean to be a pioneer?

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What does it mean to be a pioneer?

I talk to a lot of people about getting out of their comfort zones and pushing their boundaries. These are key elements of unlocking potential. I want to take this a few steps further to think about the idea of being a pioneer. Those who boldly go where no one has gone before. I see this a lot in the biotech leaders I work with. They are at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of what we thought was scientifically possible and changing lives in the process.…

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