Life Lessons

Post Originally Appeared on Thought Catalog Recently a friend of mine told me that as human beings we spend the first half of our lives collecting, and the second half of our lives determining what to keep. Having just celebrated my 39th birthday these words hit home and it got me thinking about the lessons…

Read more 38 Lessons That Took 38 Years For Me To Learn – Originally appeared on Thought Catalog

Keys To Becoming More Interesting From Some of the World’s Most Successful People Imagine you’re a student. You have your heart set on studying poetry in university and you’re excited to sign up to the course. Yet fate intervenes making you one minute late for registration – and the only department with an opening left…

Read more BE A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL BEING; IT’S MORE INTERESTING – Originally appeared on Thrive Global

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan “Michael, Michael, Michael. You are not going to believe it. I won the lottery. After 18 years of applying for a visa to The United States of America, I got in. They accepted me. I won the lottery. It has been my lifelong dream.” At exactly 3:04 on a Tuesday…

Read more I WILL NEVER LIVE IN AMERICA AGAIN – Originally appearing on Thought Catalog

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan Growing up my dreams would always start the same way, with me being brave enough to put myself out into the world. Unfortunately, these dreams would also always end the same way, riddled with fear and the realization that I would never have the courage to do any of the…

Read more WHEN PASSION & STRENGTH IS NOT ENOUGH – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

Post Originally Appeared on Thrive Global / Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Jordan This past week, a mentor of mine, serial entrepreneur and Leadership and Communication Professor at IESE Business School, Conor Neill, left a comment on my blog that read, “My mentor taught me that you have to get clear in 3 areas of your…

Read more THE MOST POWERFUL WORDS A MENTOR CAN SAY – Originally Appeared on Thrive Global

  Two years ago in the midst of a career change I contacted someone I admired requesting a chance to meet, and to my surprise, he agreed. Forgetting my wallet and making him float the bill topped off a laundry list of mistakes I made during our time together. In addition to trying to act…

Read more 6 LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED BY CONTACTING SOMEONE I ADMIRED TOO SOON – Originally appeared on Thought Catalog