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Not Everyone’s A Dreamer

Here’s something very interesting: There’s a shift happening in our culture. We’re moving into becoming a ‘feel-good’ society where everyone is promoting ‘yea follow your dreams’ or ‘yea pursue your passion, because you’ll live your life happier’. However, no one … Continue reading

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Failure Is A Choice

It’s interesting how failing and being a failure aren’t as closely related as we think. Failure is a condition or a state of mind. But failing lasts a moment. Failure is a choice. Spielberg failed to get into University of … Continue reading

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Passion Unveiled | Passion + Love + The Brain

Steven Spielberg was rejected from his dream school, the University of Southern California, three times. Marilyn Monroe’s first contract with Columbia Pictures expired because they told her she wasn’t pretty or talented enough to be an actress. R.H. Macy had … Continue reading

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Misconception of Passion

The mistake that we make is that we define passion to be the ‘thing’ we’re interested in. So we’ll say stuff like ‘my passion is music’, or ‘my passion is business”. But thats not what passion is. We confuse passion … Continue reading

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The Root of Patience

We believe that patience is the ability to wait, but I think its deeper than that. Patience comes from the Latin word ‘pati’, which means to suffer or endure. So patience isn’t just an ability to wait, its an ability … Continue reading

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Leadership 101: Part 1

So I’ve decided to drop a little insight for aspiring leaders. Enjoy 1.  Make Others Feel Safe to Speak-Up Many times leaders intimidate their colleagues with their title and power when they walk into a room.   Successful leaders deflect attention … Continue reading

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Leadership Series

I find that in many companies today, there are a lot of great managers (and poor ones), but also some really horrible leaders. I often say that we blur the line between management and leadership. They are not the same. … Continue reading

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