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...

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...

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...

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...