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Embrace the Chaos

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Have you ever consciously chosen to embrace a world of chaos? It sounds like an odd choice, but some time back, I felt compelled to spend a month of my life traveling through India.

India is exotic, mystical, and full of magic! So many great thought leaders come from India.

It is also the land of paradox. Beauty and ugliness. Opulence and starvation. The extremely rich and absolute poor. Plus, extreme comfort and extreme discomfort.

So, it was a leap of faith to jump in and immerse myself in …

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The Virtual Campfire: Ozan Varol Getting Where You Want to Be

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One of my recent favorite episodes of The Virtual Campfire is my interview with Ozan Varol, "Getting Where You Want To Be."

Ozan is a former rocket scientist, turned award-winning professor, successful blogger, and author of the number one best-selling book Think Like a Rocket Scientist. His interest in science was piqued as a child, and he then worked in academia for many years. Ozan had early childhood experiences growing up in Turkey that shaped his interest in astronomy. He shared how he ov…

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Revisiting the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for New Times

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Revisiting the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for New Times

I read, skim and listen to a lot of books! When I look back at the past year, I think I have tallied almost 200. Some of them are truly life-changing, some are forgettable, and some of them only have one or two nuggets, and you end up asking, "Why did I read that whole book just to get those two concepts?" I love it when a book stays with you, and it becomes a part of your way of life. These are the books that, once you finish…

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Are We There Yet? A lesson in Patience

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Are we there yet? I feel like the kid in the backseat on a road trip to an unknown destination. The pandemic has been a long ride, and it is testing everyone's patience and resolve. Patience has been a theme that continues to show up in my life, and it was made even more evident during a recent experience I had in Peru. My first adventure in nine months.

I did not make the decision to travel lightly. Before I left, the travel-gods were testing my resolve by throwing many hurdles and challenges …

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Everyone Is an Artist

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I have been thinking a lot about creativity lately. I have found myself getting into a creative groove during the pandemic. I was a creative child who was nudged into a more practical and lucrative path by well-meaning adults. I have discovered that you can’t block the light of a creative forever; eventually, it has to shine through in one way or another. 

The thing with creativity is that it shows up in many different ways. We all have the capacity to be creative in our own arenas. I define cr…

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Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results

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Everything happens through conversation! Conversations go far beyond mere exchanges of information. They affect your relationships and your view of the world. Good conversations foster stronger, positive relationships, whereas bad ones can destroy relationships. Judith Glaser discusses how to move beyond fear and distrust to have a more meaningful, deeper connection with people. She categorizes conversations on three levels, from transactional to transformational. 

Asking discovery questions is…

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Super-Leaders

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As a father, I get to re-live my childhood through my son, and it makes me feel young again, which is truly amazing! I love seeing the world through more youthful eyes. 

One thing I have enjoyed is re-discovering heroes or, more specifically, superheroes with magical powers. One unlikely superhero I have been thinking about lately is Professor X (Professor Xavier) from the X-Men comic book series (and movies). 

Professor X is the founder and leader of the group, and he is an exceptionally powe…

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The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms

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Most people live their lives based on limiting beliefs about pretty much everything, and we inherit and pass on these beliefs from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you? 

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a book that will have you look at the world through a different lens, and once you see it, you can’t unsee it! 

Th…

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The Wisdom of Horses

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This year, I traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, with Rich Litvin and my fellow 4PC (Four Percent Club) coaches. I had a fantastic opportunity to spend time at the EQUUS Ranch to learn from some of the oldest teachers on our planet, horses. 

Horses have thrived on the planet for over 56 million years, which is quite remarkable! 

It was a fantastic experience to be with these beautiful and majestic creatures. Being an open-minded person, I went into the experience with the right mindset, but I wa…

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Come Fly with Me!

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I have been thinking a lot about the impact that companies have on our society and how it is time to do better. I recently came across a wonderful example of an organization boldly committing to making an impact, and I’d love to share it with you.

Delta Airlines commits to becoming the first carbon-neutral airline globally: a 10- year commitment to mitigate all emissions from March 2020 forward! 

“There is no substitute for the power that travel has to connect people, which our world needs tod…

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