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February 14, 2017

ONE DECISION AT A TIME

While it is very easy to get caught up in “what if” scenarios, there is only ever one decision in front of you at a time. And we can only ever make the best decision at the time with the information that we have. In this regard, I think regret is largely shaped because we - Read More -

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December 26, 2016

VISION

In ¬†2012, I took some time away from work. I’d worked continuously in engineering and business roles since 2001 and had never taken a break to consider what I really wanted to be doing. I considered my next steps based on the trajectory of my previous steps. But I felt myself being pulled into a - Read More -

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September 27, 2016

ABOUT SAYING EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

They say, “Everything happens for a reason,” and I’m sure I’ve used this saying before too. But mostly I’m not a fan of it because it seems to justify every perceived bad thing. I don’t think the saying is necessarily wrong, but it just comes off as callous. It doesn’t express the full story. Things - Read More -

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September 17, 2016

NEW LIFE

Before leaving for my month long trip to Thailand for Muay Thai training, I was inspired to do so by one picture (below). For you see, I was having a really bad day…followed by a sleepless night…and I knew I had to do some things differently. The discomfort was because I needed to let go, - Read More -

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August 16, 2016

CHASING FREEDOM

Writing now from Koh Samui, Thailand and reflecting on the life of a traveler. When traveling, I always meet kindred spirits…people that feel more connected to life (somehow) while on the move. From the outside looking in, it probably seems to others that we are running from something…running from life. But as I think about - Read More -

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July 5, 2016

BECOMING POLISHED

How can you become polished if you are irritated by every rub? It is easy to have expectations for other people. Wouldn’t the world be wonderful if others said and did what we wanted, when we wanted, how we wanted?! There is an analogy I’ve always appreciated from comedian George Carlin: On the highway, why - Read More -

Mountain-Climbing
January 3, 2016

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Almost one year ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing high school students interested in attending my alma mater, Northwestern University. It is an incredible privilege to speak with these students, as I know that my assessment may influence their future collegiate decisions. I tag teamed many of the interviews with my now friend and - Read More -

December 4, 2015

PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN UNFOLDING

In 25 magical minutes, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith (Agape International Center in the City of Angels) describes the four stages of spiritual unfoldment: 1. Victimhood — where you are not touching reality, but rather you’re touching your thoughts about reality 2. Manifestation of visioning — where you do not describe what you see, you see - Read More -

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November 18, 2015

EXPECTATIONS

There is a question in my book, Meditative Questions, that always makes me think: What is the source of your unhappiness? Is it your expectations? I think this is a difficult question to face. If we view it from the perspective of our expectations about other people, it can be very easy to blame other people for - Read More -

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