Decide to transform I figured something out this year. I don’t know that anyone was lying to me. Still, somewhere along the line, I got the idea that money was the answer to most problems, and that making money always needed to be the priority. That was the mindset I had, and it seemed to…

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Emotions don’t care about what’s fair It’s Fall. It’s getting darker, earlier. The temperature is dropping, and the holiday season is upon us. In conversations these days, we ask questions of ourselves and others that are both reflective and forecasting. “How has the year gone?” “What are we doing for the holidays?” “Any big plans…

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I’m struck more every day with the miracle of life. It doesn’t have to be this good. There are many things to work on to get to” perfect,” but the world is a pretty fantastic place for more than 7.5 billion of us to work together the way we do. The journey of human conception…

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I Just Don’t Have The Time. I’d like to continue the thread from my last writing about the importance of Creative Power in the new economy. As I mentioned in the last issue, we are in the very early phases of determining new ways to value human contributions to the economy. The massive shifts that…

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This is still about business… and your independence. I’d like to share my view on where I think the economy is going, and why it’s a big factor in driving me to talk so much about well-being. The majority of you who have subscribed to The Grind signed up because of my personal brand connection…

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When will you realize you aren’t here forever? I had a fun April Fools joke planned for today’s note. That shit is cancelled. Nipsey Hussle was just shot and killed. I’m listening to his triumphant album, Victory Lap, track number 4 “Young Nigga” on repeat. “Staring in the space that you fishing for a phrase…

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Slow down. Better yet, stop. Sunday morning I woke up and felt like I had a hangover. Only thing was, I didn’t have a drop of alcohol the night before. I haven’t had any for almost four months. I felt that way because my body is tired to the bone. I came into this year…

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How’s it going? Last week, my capacity and priorities were challenged. One of my teams made it clear that a missing critical role was having a significant impact on the work we were doing. And there wasn’t any shuffling of roles that was going to fix it. We’d tried that a couple of times, didn’t…

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