I have one ex-teen, one teen, and one almost teen. I KNOW teen. Teen is the poster child for chaos. It teaches so much. It’s a class in complexity science, self-actualization, and patience. Teens are undergoing an astonishing transformation, from the little one that you held in an arm easily to someone who’s asking for your… Continue reading How My Teens Make Me Better – The Case for Diversity
No one is more excited when a new productivity book comes out than me. But I understand not everyone is obsessive about the same things. Thus, I’m introducing a new tool that you can add to your arsenal, so when life modulates you are ready. But let’s step back…Quiz time! What is this? This is… Continue reading Is Goal Achievement is Like a Weapon System?
Sorry folks for the lack of blogging! I had joined a writing competition! It poppped up on my social feed, and since my highest rankinging growth goal is to be a better writer, I jumped on this one. Its called the 11th Annual Short Story Challenge . Here’s how they describe it : “A creative writing competition… Continue reading 3 Things I Learned from the Writing Challenge
First let me admit that I am a huge fan of Simon Sinek, who is the creator of a fabulously successful TED talk about why companies are successful. His thought – people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. He is an excellent, convincing speaker on par with Obama and other… Continue reading Simon Sinek is Wrong About Millenials
Recently, I attended an Agile training class in downtown Seattle, close to Lake Union. For those not from the area, don’t fret – the actual location is irrelevant. What matters is the design of the space and how it makes you feel. During a break, and then after the training was over, I took the… Continue reading The Importance of A Beautiful Space
To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself… Continue reading Three Proven Techniques to Maintain Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving
Many people ask me why or what kind of websites lifesparcs.com or HappyWisdom.com are? Eventually they end up jumping immediately to productivity something like Lifehacker or something like that. Yet, I’m not necessarily using goal achievement as my…well…goal of either of these efforts. It’s about happiness, which is attained through presence, which can be attained… Continue reading Find Awe and Be Present – It’s more important than goals
We all want to have a plan for our week, to reach for new heights, and accomplish amazing things while not hating ourselves. One of the best ways to reach higher is to plan for it, and it is with this spirit I created LifeSparcs.com and the SPARC process. SPARC is the specific process I… Continue reading Get ready for the week in fifteen minutes with SPARC