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The Origin of an Obsession

The Origin of an Obsession

I admit it. I have an obsession. And I know exactly who to blame: my grandmother.

It all started one afternoon shortly after my 8th birthday when my grandmother picked me up from school. This itself wasn’t unusual. My grandmother would often pick me up with an Igloo cooler in the back seat packed with the classic grandmother lunch: sliced fruit, chocolate milk and a bologna sandwich cut in two perfect crustless triangles. Read More


Finding Paradise

Finding Paradise

Do you feel restless or dissatisfied with life? Do you seek a certain paradise… The life of your imagination, dreams and childhood fantasies?

Let me see if I can help you find your paradise.

Just the other day, I was talking to a friend of mine, Rachel. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you Rachel has the perfect life.   Read More


DON’T Fake It Till You Make It

DON’T Fake It Till You Make It

We often hear the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.”

I know the loving intent people have when saying it, but it has dangerous consequences.

It’s a common catchphrase that suggests you imitate confidence so that the confidence produces success, which will seemingly generate real confidence.

But I have found that when people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. Read More


Awaken Your Inner Hero (1 of 2)

Awaken Your Inner Hero (1 of 2)

As a society, we always seem to be searching for a hero. We need someone to look up to. We seek others to inspire, guide and lead us.

In my interview with Simon Sinek, he says, “As social animals, we need and seek leadership. We cannot live without leaders. We are naturally hierarchical. We’re always looking to someone like a child looks to a parent for protection. Read More


Wealthy—Inside and Out

Wealthy—Inside and Out

I had lunch with my friend Andy recently at a sushi restaurant in San Diego.

It was a sunny day, so we sat outside while catching up. Andy is an engineer about my age, married with three kids. His wife, Amelia, is a third-grade teacher at a local elementary school. On weekends, Andy coaches his sons’ basketball/baseball/soccer teams. Read More