Draw circles and paint your life

In 2014 I had a rough year. Work sucked, love wilted and my family struggled with health issues. Last year I wrote about hard times and how I took back control. No more waiting around for better days or letting others determine my life’s course. I know, I know it’s corny, bear with me for a minute. I want to share with you a fun challenge you can do right now to start changing your mindset. The challenge is an exercise given in the 10-week course better leader, richer life, part of the Wharton University MBA curriculum. It taught me: …

How to change by obeying the forces you want to command

The Philosopher Francis Bacon once wrote, “We must obey the forces we want to command.” I’ve used the quote on multiple occasions and today I want to introduce it to you. The quote is so profound that it can help you shine a light on a complex problem and teach you how to change. It is a singular truth and IĀ use this quote when I need to fit, strengthen, explain and simplify the abstract, and complex reality. Below you will find two examples where I use an interpretation of the quote. The second example helped me change and become more …