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Why don’t you quit your job?

By | Choice, Different, Life, Life changing moments, New Experiences, Not taking life too seriously, Simple, Why not? | 44 Comments

I’ve been talking a lot about 6 Months to Live with several new people lately, and it’s always interesting to hear people’s comments and questions.  One person sarcastically asked, “Well, if you only had 6 months to live, why are you still working?”  I read him a quote from my Kickstarter Project: “Most of us have no idea when our…

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Two of my favorite students in China

Whole People. Whole Lives.

By | Acceptance, Appreciation, Being the Change, Choice, Courage, Experiments, Faith, Life, Life changing moments, New Experiences, Not taking life too seriously, Simple, Soul, Why not? | 34 Comments

I recently took a risk. I added business contacts to my Facebook page and uploaded my personal blog on LinkedIn.   I’ve always maintained a clear line between my professional life and my personal life.   This seemingly simple switch came from a recent conversation I had about modern global leadership. I will be the first to admit I have siloed my…

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Being Human

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Where does the line between aiming for one’s personal best and perfectionism lie? Those close to me know that I have very high standards for myself, and I’m always striving to be a better version of me. An unfortunate side effect of this seemingly noble goal is that I don’t cut myself (and sometimes others) much slack. I still believe in…

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Undo Button

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I recently located the “undo” button for my online checkers game, allowing me to instantly erase a move that cost me a king or a double jump. How nice would it be to have an “undo” button for life? How many times have we all said something we wish we could delete or acted in a way we’ve conveniently glossed…

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Day 151: Facing Mirrors

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When I returned from my first year in China, I avoided mirrors. If I caught a glimpse of myself while washing my hands in a public bathroom, I would shake my head, look down, and walk out. It wasn’t until a member of my family said, “Oh my god, what happened to your skin?” did I begin to acknowledge the…

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