Freedom is dangerous — And why I no longer pursue it

Ever since my ambition-charged teen years, I’ve sought a higher degree of...


The perils of personal progress - With Charlie Hoehn

Common: Attempting to play “the game” better than the person next to us....


One emotion at a time - A practical philosophy for conquering fear

Common: To view one’s natural emotional tendencies as impulsive, fleeting, and...


The unreasonable power of embracing paradox – How uncommon results are birthed

Common: The belief that the path to great success is paved with compromises....


A recent collection of artfully uncommon musings

I know, my recent absence has been abominable. But I have not been MIA without...


The raw truth about finding your passion

Common: Believing that passion strikes us serendipitously and miraculously...


The 'exchange of value' solution - And something you may not know about me

Common: Listening to advice and temporary barriers that bury inner passions....


How playing dumb makes you smarter

Common: Taking the initial and/or frequent comments as the whole truth and...


Voyager beware: The journey to the unknown always appears longer, larger, and more difficult

Common: When the stigma of the unknown creates overwhelm and inaction. Uncommon:...


Ditch the commencement baggage

Common: Being weighed down on the launch pad due to too much baggage. Uncommon:...


The uncommon life realized – 2011 recap & lessons learned

In 2009, amid the economic downturn and uncertainty, I had the peculiar urge to...


Why "whatever it takes" is a flawed strategy

Common: Passionate ignorance disguised as commitment Uncommon: After centuries...