6 Keys to Career Happiness

6 Keys to Career Happiness

I just got off a Skype call with a former Google employee who just made a transition into a role that fits his strengths even better. He is totally thrilled! I wanted to tell you about it because you might be thinking “who on earth chooses to leave Google? That’s the...
Weird Confessions: The Strange Habits That Give Me Extra Energy

Weird Confessions: The Strange Habits That Give Me Extra Energy

Sometimes the most successful people turn out to have pretty eccentric habits. For instance, Steve Jobs wore the same clothing every day. A famous composer named Igor Stravinsky did a headstand for 15 minutes every morning to “clear his brain.” Nikola Tesla claimed he...
Unlearning the Old School Ways of Education

Unlearning the Old School Ways of Education

Do you ever think much about the concept of “unlearning” something? For a transformative learning experience, we often have to take our grasp off of beliefs we’ve had for a long time. When someone suggests a new fact that contradicts a long held belief, our...
5 Ways Author Jen Sincero Stays a Badass Every Day

5 Ways Author Jen Sincero Stays a Badass Every Day

Imagine if the first thought millions of people had when you introduced yourself was, “Damn, what a badass.”   For my friend [and NYT Bestselling Author] Jen, that’s a reality. When she sends an email, speaks at a conference, or hops on a podcast interview, she...
Change Your Mindset, Reframe Your Future

Change Your Mindset, Reframe Your Future

Everyone and their mother is going to email you about your resolutions and goals now that it’s almost the beginning of the new year. I don’t want to do that to you. Plus you already know I have a serious aversion to doing what everyone else is doing! So instead I...
When Legal Meetings with Jay-Z Don’t Bring Fulfillment

When Legal Meetings with Jay-Z Don’t Bring Fulfillment

Ball with Allen Iverson, Movie-making with Hollywood Elite, and Signing Contracts with Jay-Z   My friend Mo claims he’s worked a lot of dream jobs in his lifetime. In his first role post-college—at Reebok HQ—he spent his time playing company basketball games at...
How a Blast from the Past Can Give You Career Independence

How a Blast from the Past Can Give You Career Independence

Crank the Delorean, Doc   Welp, you guessed it. We’re going back. Way back. Maybe even way-way-way back for some of you. Today’s steps for crashing through mental barriers on the way to career happiness require us to get into the heads of our teenage selves....
Why You Should Rip Up Your 5-Year Plan

Why You Should Rip Up Your 5-Year Plan

The 5-Year Plan is out of date.   Do you remember what you were doing exactly 5 years ago? Maybe on this day in 2013 you were sitting down and dreaming of your future. Whether you were fresh out of grad school or decades deep in a career, chances are, you’ve...