Ego is the Enemy: Failure

Ego is the Enemy: Failure

“Ego is the Enemy” explores the fact that many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults […]

Ego is the Enemy: Success

Ego is the Enemy: Success

“Ego is the Enemy” explores the fact that many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults […]

Ego is the Enemy: Aspire

Ego is the Enemy: Aspire

What do LL Cool J, Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Olympians and NFL GM’s have in common? They all like Ryan Holiday’s books. His book, “The Obstacle is the Way,” is one of my all time favorites so, of course, I didn’t hesitate to pick up/read his latest work, “Ego is the Enemy.” Ryan’s book explores the fact […]

Trust the Process

Trust the Process

“The way to do really big things seems to be to start with deceptively small things,” – Paul Graham If 2016 was about being deliberate, 2017 is about “trusting the process.” Former GM of the 76ers Sam Hinkie kept asking people to trust the process. He didn’t mean the 76ers star player, Joel Embiid, who […]

Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Stop Planning and Start Doing Things

Hugh’s artwork just popped up in my inbox and I love it. We have a strategic plan. It’s called ‘doing things.’ – Herb Keller, founder of Southwest Airlines I think it’s important to have a plan, but at some point, you have to stop planning and start doing the work. I’m reminded of what Basecamp […]