Listening Is My Native Language

Often the quietest voices are the easiest to overlook. A lot of communication is listening - not just lis-ten-ing to figure out what you want to say in response." - Johnny Ive Probably the biggest leaps in my careers have been when I have stopped myself from listening to respond as Johnny talks about above, … Continue reading Listening Is My Native Language

Exhaustive Innovation

"It is more effective to design an environment where you don't need willpower than to rely on willpower to conquer your environment." - James ClearForcing things to happen is not a great thing. We break things that way. You can create a culture and lead a culture that is intentional in innovating. To say I … Continue reading Exhaustive Innovation

No Regrets, Ever

Do you have any regrets? We spend at times in our lives keeping a backpack of enormous guilt that we might have left something on the table. Who doesn't want to just make some better decisions to trust their intuition and just swing for the fences? There are parts of us that we need to … Continue reading No Regrets, Ever

Paveant, The Ghost

Fear when understood can shape us and sharpen us. It also, if we let it, can be what stands between us and the brilliance of an unlock. Inner fear is one of the most career/personal limiting factors we can face. The ghost of something completely horrible that is going to happen as a consequence of … Continue reading Paveant, The Ghost

A Moment of Stillness

"With the pace and frenzy of our lives - with family, work, community, and other obligations - it's often hard to be still and just reflect." - Dave, Mike, Jennifer, and Massiel, Holstee TeamBeing still is incredibly hard to do with so much asking for our attention and time. Yet, to reflect and just be … Continue reading A Moment of Stillness

Finding North

The story of your life is not your life. It is your story. - John BarthMy hope has always been to inspire others, develop them, and create change through them. Change that creates a better version of them in themselves then what previously existed. In this effort, impact the bigger picture for good. Impact humanity … Continue reading Finding North

Repay the Debt

One of the ways that I find peace is to pay debts. Not the credit card kind. I don't think anyone really enjoys paying those back. There is some time in your life you've had to feel a debt owed you had to pay back. The tug that you need to pay someone or something … Continue reading Repay the Debt