When People Destroy What You’ve Built


In everything that you do there are people whose sole purpose is to destroy. Even in the midst of suffering. Perhaps especially in the midst of suffering. So if you’re an entrepreneur launching an idea, prepare to see the kid who throws stones.

Before You Leap


When it’s time for a change, when a greater purpose is looming, you may feel split in two. It means you’re on the verge of making a leap. It means you are on the threshold of greater meaning and contribution and the beginning of a transformation that happens from the inside out.

Bigger Things Are Calling You


More and more, business owners are unhappy with how they have been doing things, and they’re ready for change. Aren;t we champions of risk, purveyors of change, and railers against the status quo? When is the time to change?

Make the Right Thing the Easy Thing


One tool I’ve made use of is affordances, a term used by Donald Norman in his insightful book The Psychology of Everyday Things. Norman suggested that, just as the position of handle and spout on a teapot affords, or provides naturally for, the act of pouring tea, some things are designed to afford proper use.

Why Doing the Right Thing is Hard

Our two minds

We experience it every single day of our lives: even though we know what’s good for us, day after day we do what’s fun, what’s easy, instead of what’s healthy and rational and good for our future self. Do you ever stop to wonder why?

Moving the line (the power of a zealot)


Compromise is everywhere. Most of us can’t possibly be pure extremists or true fundamentalists, so we draw the line somewhere in the middle.

Beyond your Mind


Both action and desire make up the stuff of the true change maker.