This post originally appeared on Fast Company Growing up with a speech impediment, I was constantly in awe of confident people. Not only the way they talked, but the way that they moved and made me feel when I was around them. But it didn’t occur to me until much later that the one quality…

Read more WHAT I LEARNED IN 38 YEARS OF SURROUNDING MYSELF WITH CONFIDENT PEOPLE – Originally appeared in Fast Company

Originally appeared on Thrive Global  /  Photo courtesy of Mitchell Jordan I can remember exactly when and where I was when I started to take all of this self-help advice to heart. My wife and I were standing in the bathroom, and she told me that the stick that ultimately determined if another human being…

Read more The Best Morning Routine Starts the Night Before – Originally appeared on Thrive Global

  Appearing in Thrive Global Photo credit thanks to Mitchell Jordan As a defense mechanism I have a habit of making fun of myself, and then promptly following-up my self-deprecating humour with the phrase, “I am self-aware”. But the truth of the matter is that I am far from it, and the reason for that is…

Read more 3 EMBARRASSING SHORT STORIES IN MY ATTEMPT TO BECOME MORE SELF-AWARE – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

  Post originally appeared in Thought Catalog and re-posted in Thrive Global On a cloudy October day in 2010, a girl stopped into a fleeting ray of sunshine, tilted back her head, and smiled, and in those three seconds of sunshine I fell in love. In that exact moment I remember thinking to myself that she was…

Read more IN ORDER TO FIND THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, I FIRST HAD TO FIND MYSELF – Originally appeared in Thought Catalog

Photo courtesy of Mitchell Jordan & Post originally appeared in Thrive Global As a coach I am fortunate enough to spend time with interesting people who are going after what they want and building meaningful careers. The more time I get to spend with people like this, the more I have realized that the secret to…

Read more 10 CLICHED SAYING THAT ARE ACTUALLY WORDS TO LIVE BY – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

Post originally appeared on Thought Catalog If Tim Ferriss is the “Oprah of Audio”, that means that Ryan Holiday has to be on the short-list for being named the “Pharrell of Marketing and Book Writing”. Rarely on the cover, but if you dig a little deeper you will find his fingerprints everywhere. From some of the worlds most influential…

Read more 23 LESSONS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE, DOING WORK THAT MATTERS AND WRITING BY READING RYAN HOLIDAY – Originally appeared in Thought Catalog