Follow Forward: An Alternative to Following Back

Follow the people you’re interested in, not the people who promise to follow you back as a reward for feigning interest. Following back is reactive. It says “I’ll follow you if you follow me” or “I’ll give you my attention if you give me your attention.” As an alternative to following back, I offer the… Continue reading Follow Forward: An Alternative to Following Back

That was a terrible decision, but I’m glad you made it

“Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.” – Goethe A close friend of mine recently celebrated his 5 year wedding anniversary. When he initially proposed to his fiance, his parents were livid. They didn’t think she was a good… Continue reading That was a terrible decision, but I’m glad you made it

Excitement is the engine

The creative process is not about the results we create. It’s about the energy that we flow while in the act of creation. Creativity is not just about getting somewhere other than where we are. It’s also about tasting the aliveness of the present moment by bringing the presence of imagination to our ordinary affairs.… Continue reading Excitement is the engine

Go after it!

Sometimes you just have to admit to yourself that you want something and decide that you’re going to go after it. If you don’t specify the results you intend to create in your life, you leave the fulfillment of your heart’s deepest longings to chance. Acting indifferently and being open to “whatever comes” initially feels… Continue reading Go after it!