The top four strategies to reclaim your productivity

  Working with a client recently, she referred to a few items on her to-do list as heavy and her energy got drained every time she looked at them. One by one, we identified that she simply didn’t know what to do next for these items. Not knowing what to do can...

Stuck? Go smaller.

  My friend Matt had an anxiety attack on a plane once, years before I met him. By the time we became friends, he wouldn’t get on one. His work is very meaningful, and not getting on planes was limiting the number of people he could serve. That was reason enough...

Little known ways to overcome the fear of the unknown

  Death, childbirth and public speaking scare us because we simply don’t know. We don’t know because we have not done them before. Ask any woman if their second delivery was not easier than their first. Ask public speakers if their second appearance was not...

How to say what needs to be said

  I often hear about how difficult it is for people to say what they have to say when they imagine it’s going to be difficult for the other person to hear. First of all, how do we know what’s difficult for someone to hear? Second of all, how do we imagine having...

There is an art to failing

  Having coached hundreds of people in the becurrent methodology, I’ve had the rare privilege to look under the hood of many lives: people’s earnest dreams, their hopes, fears, doubts, struggles, celebrations and failings – are all always on display. What...

Your procrastination has a purpose

  A few weeks ago, I was working with Martin a very successful entrepreneur based in London. We’d set up becurrent for him and his team a few months prior and things were progressing swimmingly. He’d hired us to do a weekly check-in and we were on our 6th or 7th...

The secret to your next victory

  If you play a sport that requires a certain precision in the mechanics of your body – while playing it – you know about the concept that even the best players have to deconstruct their stance, their grip, their posture if they want to move up to the...

Respect the board

  To make the decision to do or not do something is an art. Heck, to make a decision on what to eat, who to marry, and what to do in the next hour of our lives – all of it is an art. A fine art. And like fine art, it requires practice and a set of rules....

Where is your mojo?

  I remember, years ago, coaching Jason, a partner in a Manhattan law firm. At the time, I’d started a company shadowing execs and giving them feedback in real time. Jason had hired me to help him improve his relationships at the office. I suggested he set up...

How to clean up your boundaries with one simple word

  I remember vividly when I made the decision it was rude to say “no.” My 6-year-old brother tried it on my mother, and it didn’t go well. I don’t remember what he said no to. I just remember her humming anxiously, stomping around, making sure he knew he was bad...

The true currency of life: your energy

  I’ve always been fascinated by the concept that some people seem to accomplish so much more than other people in the same amount of time. I took myself to task – observe both kinds, and I would discover the good stuff to do more of, and the-not-so-good...

The outcome of your focus – even during a pandemic

  If you find yourself crashed on the couch not doing anything, only to find yourself switch to a frenzied state of organizing your pantry alphabetically, and you then look at the ceiling in a semi stupor after eating foods that you have no idea how they got to...

Welcome to Current Matters

  In this magazine, you will find ideas and questions around the concept of living a life where everything is current. I spent a good amount of time in the Merriam Webster world, and I like none of the definitions for current. They’re all about electricity...