A Complaint Free World

A Complaint Free World

Face it: You complain too much. I know I do. It’s really quite silly when you think about it. What does it accomplish? . . . If you said, “nothing,” that’s actually the wrong answer. Complaining invites toxicity into our lives. Our thoughts create our lives and our words indicate what we are thinking. Because […]

The Best Books I Read in 2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016

In 2016, my wife and I purchased our first home, welcomed our first child into the world and, as part of the day gig, I led (or otherwise worked on) cause marketing alliances that raised more than $3.7 million to help end cancer. As you can imagine, that didn’t leave as much time for reading […]

90+ Insights from Cal Newport’s Deep Work

90+ Insights from Cal Newport’s Deep Work

If this is your first time reading here, you should know that at the beginning of 2016 I set out to practice self-compassion, become a better leader and become more intentional about where and how I spent my time. Cal’s Newport’s book “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” has been instrumental […]

Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project

I have a wonderful life. I’m married to the perfect partner, for me. We are expecting our first child, a son. My parents are amazing and supportive. My sister is one of my best friends. I have a tremendous group of friends from high school, college and since. Many live in the same city I […]

My Favorite #AskGaryVee Takeaways and Excerpts

My Favorite #AskGaryVee Takeaways and Excerpts

“Gary Vee is a douche man. How can you like that guy?” a friend once asked me. “Have you seen VaynerMedia’s Glassdoor ratings? Nobody likes working there.” Maybe Gary is a douche… Hell, maybe I’m a douche and that’s why I like him. I don’t know. I know I still watch clips of his keynotes […]