Needs vs. Wants

Needs vs. Wants

Why is that when we get what we want it can feel like a hollow victory? Maybe it’s because we didn’t really need it after all. A few weeks ago I made a list of what I needed and what I wanted in my life. This was soul-searching work. For so long I had operated from a...
5 Ways To Hit Your Peak

5 Ways To Hit Your Peak

Some of us peak in high school and some of us find career fulfillment at 70. Have you hit your peak? At the beginning of December, my 13-year-old daughter told me that she wanted to switch to a private prep school after Winter Break. The alternative school she was...
You Are Your Word

You Are Your Word

Make a resolution to be the one that others can count on. The week before Christmas I had a big workday planned in Los Angeles with clients at Sony Pictures Television and FOX. Rather than fly in the night before and miss dinner with my daughter, I decided to take the...
The New Reality Of The Adult Student

The New Reality Of The Adult Student

With fewer opportunities for advancement, 60% of Americans are considering going back to school. Should you? Last week during my monthly touch-up, my hairstylist announced that he was going back to school. George was excited about transferring his talent for making...
Why Service Is The Answer

Why Service Is The Answer

If you’re stuck in neutral and you need a new job, then get out of your own way and give back. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but if you’re feeling paralyzed by uncertainty and doubt, my best advice is to resist isolating and get out into your community. Helping...
Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

Winners know that making mistakes is part of the game. So why do we keep beating ourselves up? Watching Team USA’s Fab Five Gymnasts try to ace their routines on a world stage has made me stop and think about my own pursuit of perfection. In the Olympics, losing...