Month: September 2017

Embracing the Journey

At the deepest level, I hate losing. But recently, I had a surprising revelation. Over the past few months, I’ve been in the midst of some serious ping pong (yes, ping pong) tournaments at my work. Picture what you would expect from an office ping pong tournament. Now triple the intensity – that’s what I’ve …

The Dangers of “Perfection”

Perfection. It’s an admirable goal. But we often miss the risk that is inherent in this pursuit. We miss the dangers of the facade of perfection. Back in high school, I was fortunate to have some public successes. And because of that, I would occasionally be referred to as “Mr. Perfect”, or something similar. I knew …

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

When legendary comedian Steve Martin was asked what advice he would give to aspiring comedians, his response was simple. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” Notice what he didn’t include. There’s nothing about; Waiting for the world to present you with an opportunity. Finding coaches/teachers/bosses who will treat you special. Relying on anything external …