uncomfortable introspection Tag

“Do you think your wife would ever leave you?” It was a jarring question, one that shook up routine coaching session. “Absolutely,” I said without any hesitation. I surprised myself with my answer's assertiveness. It was a bit like jumping off a cliff at an...

With a new year, comes a new you. This upgraded version is delivered via resolutions, goals, and habits. But these lists are always a bit dated and lack originality (wake up earlier; start a bullet journal). So instead of these tired tropes, I racked my brain on your behalf to come...

We're surrounded by scarcity.  The day starts with "I didn't sleep enough." Then the rush to get the kids fed and out the door is accompanied by the nagging feeling that as parents we're "not present enough." Next, a commute skimming articles on our phones and...

Four years ago I embarked on an abrupt career transformation. I went from hedge fund researcher to creative solopreneur (with a messy discovery process in the middle). I recently launched a new podcast with Quartz called FWD: Thinking (iTunes, Spotify) and interviewed five bold professionals who have...

My new podcast FWD: Thinking (iTunes, Spotify) is about recreating your career. This season, I'll interview bold professionals who have challenged the status quo in the pursuit of meaningful work. In each episode, I also reflect upon my own reinvention from Wall Street analyst to creative...

OK guys, I did it. After growing a beard and exclusively rocking Air Maxes for three straight years - I smashed the last relic of my corporate existence. The alarm clock. And by flipping that pesky Radar the bird; I've come one step closer to the promised land....

I recently read about an insane time hack involving a microwave and a "ruthlessly" organized university chancellor. Instead of setting cook times of 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 - this time hacker types in 1:11, 2:22 and 3:33, saving the their index finger one inch of travel...

The hard work is done. You’ve tendered your resignation without burning bridges. You’re at peace with the sunk cost of putting a successful career trajectory on hold. You’ve modeled out your cash flows. Your health insurance is buttoned up. After all, quitting should be easier...