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Pursuing… Great. Big. Dreams.

Pursuing… Great. Big. Dreams.

Okay new game: Think of the one thing you would love to be GREAT at that you actually have a wee bit of talent in. Now… imagine the Universe tells you that if you put in the effort starting today, you will be the best in the world at that thing. What would you do […]

Own Your Inner Rock Star

Own Your Inner Rock Star

I have choreographed shows for SeaWorld’s summer Cirque-style attractions for 27 years. Each year we hire about 30 performers, a third of which are “newbies;” those who have never performed or had formal gymnastics or acrobat training. I have to admit, I have a blast coaching them up like they’re Olympic athletes. I am relentless […]

“Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon

“Show Your Work” by Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon has uniquely profound insights on life: how to view it, how to maneuver through it, and how to own it. “Show Your Work” is exemplary in all these points. Specifically, Kleon discusses how to get noticed in this ever-changing world of technology and what it really means to be a “creative.” If you […]

Flexing Your Cognitive Muscle

Flexing Your Cognitive Muscle

I love the concept of “Cognitive Flexibility.” The notion of being able to switch between thoughts… and sometimes doing so simultaneously. In order to maintain our sanity we will work a skill or process to mastery so we can save time and effort. After all, why reinvent the wheel? This is the practical thing to […]

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