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Confession: I’m a Recovering Yoga-aholic

Confession: I’m a Recovering Yoga-aholic

I just wrote, “I’m a Recovering Yoga-aholic” and now I want to erase it as fast as can, because, I absolutely love yoga and am so grateful to the practice.  After all, consistently attending yoga classes for the last decade-and-change has given me a life I never...
My Million Dollar Experiment

My Million Dollar Experiment

I haven’t talked about my dream of becoming a millionaire publicly for years because: 1- I’m uncertain if I can do it. 2- I don’t want to share a pie-in-the-sky goal with the world, royally fail at it and then look like a dreamer who never accomplishes what he sets...
Noticing the Success You are Hiding From

Noticing the Success You are Hiding From

AS MANY self-help books as I’ve read, as many yoga classes as I’ve taken, as many hours as I’ve meditated, as many inspirational conferences as I’ve been to, as many Imperfect Best talks that I’ve given, I have a vicious secret.  I still, routinely, choose to see the...
My Imperfect Best Attempts To Process Trauma

My Imperfect Best Attempts To Process Trauma

Dedicated to the wonderful memory of John Gridley IV   Do you ever wish you could plan for the things that will frustrate and scare you in the coming year?  I do.  With advance warning, we probably wouldn’t be so triggered by them.  Would this ability be a super...
The Worst Critic

The Worst Critic

Have you, like me, found a painful amount of truth to the saying, “We are our own worst critic?” I have come to define this “worst critic” part of myself as The Perfectionist Voice.  As I imagine most of us do, I hear this Perfectionist Voice countless times each and...
Recognizing Who YOU Are

Recognizing Who YOU Are

When I was a little kid my parents frequently told me, “You are the best.”   Each of us are born into a unique set of circumstances.  Some of these circumstances may seem to offer opportunities, while others may seem to offer great challenges.  My birth itself...
This Afternoon is Quiet & Kind of Uncomfortable

This Afternoon is Quiet & Kind of Uncomfortable

As a professional speaker, I’m busier than I have ever been.  This week I did one speaking engagement, booked two more and did a great deal of promising networking.  I’m in the heart of my career and enjoying it so much. Yet this afternoon, as I devote time to writing...
Prepare for Your Ship to Come in

Prepare for Your Ship to Come in

Some months ago, I was excited to attend a networking event that is famous for bringing in a well known speaker each month.   The organizer and I are friends, so we arranged to get together to catch up a few hours before the event. When we met up, my first question...