Stuck? Go smaller.

  My friend Matt had an anxiety attack on a plane once, years before I met him. By the time we became friends, he wouldn’t get on one. His work is very meaningful, and not getting on planes was limiting the number of people he could serve. That was reason enough...

There is an art to failing

  Having coached hundreds of people in the becurrent methodology, I’ve had the rare privilege to look under the hood of many lives: people’s earnest dreams, their hopes, fears, doubts, struggles, celebrations and failings – are all always on display. What...

An unpopular approach to becoming more present

  One of my friends, Jason, plays poker and coaches other poker players for a living. Basically, his job is to help really good poker players get even better, and he seems to be really good at what he does. While I can probably count on one hand the number of...

Respect the board

  To make the decision to do or not do something is an art. Heck, to make a decision on what to eat, who to marry, and what to do in the next hour of our lives – all of it is an art. A fine art. And like fine art, it requires practice and a set of rules....

Where is your mojo?

  I remember, years ago, coaching Jason, a partner in a Manhattan law firm. At the time, I’d started a company shadowing execs and giving them feedback in real time. Jason had hired me to help him improve his relationships at the office. I suggested he set up...

How being overwhelmed benefits us [spoiler alert]

  Being overwhelmed is a state we know is bad for us, and yet, we keep creating the circumstances that perpetuate it. We humans don’t do anything that doesn’t serve us. On some level, it has to benefit us, or we stop doing it. On some level – that is the critical...