Category Archives: Blog

The first interview on my new book, Initiative, launching May 21, on C-Suite radio

on May 7, 2019 in Blog

Get the inside scoop! The first radio interview on my new book, Initiative, launching May 21, went up today with Ed Brzychcy’s Leadership Update Brief. Listen for sneak previews and behind-the-scenes motivation and origin stories. The book’s full title is INITIATIVE: A Proven Method to Bring Your Passions to Life (and Work) Even (Especially) If You Don’t Know Yours Yet Stay tuned. Over the next couple weeks, until launch, I’ll[…] Keep reading →

178: What parenthood teaches us about environmental action

on May 5, 2019 in Blog

We’re living in a world of people who are judging parenting from the view of a partier, which makes sense when you don’t have a child — something to take responsibility for. But we have such a thing, the environment. The joy you wish you could get from exploring nature you can get from protecting it, even if that means picking up other people’s garbage. I know people who used[…] Keep reading →

177: The best advice on making habits last

on May 4, 2019 in Blog

The challenge for habits isn’t starting them. It’s not stopping them. I’ve started many. Actually, I’ve probably started fewer than most. I’ve stopped fewer. Mistakes: focusing on starting, wondering the value of it to you, they’re mostly valuable, the problem isn’t that they aren’t valuable, it’s that they are and that there are too many, asking how to start. To start is simple. Floss your teeth. The problem is that[…] Keep reading →

176: The folly of chasing efficiency

on May 2, 2019 in Blog

Silicon Valley, governments, and lots of people are pushing for efficiency. I do too, but only after changing systemic beliefs and goals. The greatest cause of global warming would have looked like the greenest clean energy innovation ever: the Watt steam engine. It led to our environmental problems today more than anything else. We’d be fools to think today’s green clean energy will do any different. Changing beliefs and goals[…] Keep reading →

174: Chase Amante, part 1B: Chase on the Environment

on April 28, 2019 in Blog

In this part of the conversation, Chase and I spoke about the environment. He’s very thoughtful about it, though hasn’t acted on it, for reasons he eloquently explains. I take the liberty of persisting politely, so if you haven’t acted or want to influence others, you’ll hear a lot of resistance that many feel but rarely express. If you’re interested in developing your environmental leadership skills, this episode will show[…] Keep reading →

173: Chase Amante, part 1A: How to start and run a business giving men dating advice

on April 27, 2019 in Blog

Chase runs GirlsChase, one of the most trafficked sites for dating coaching, which recently celebrated 10 years in business. It sets itself apart from its peers, besides its longevity with basic material, not gimmicks, for men to improve their lives, still getting about 40% traffic from women. The episode is long because Chase shared in depth what I consider valuable for someone wanting to lead in the area of the[…] Keep reading →

How to generate clicks

on April 26, 2019 in Blog

Focusing on nonjudgment and support has taught me a lot. People like responding to judgment. Want clicks? Put judgment in a headline. “The right way to X,” “The best Y,” “What’s wrong with Z.” Want long-term attention? Invent a word or concept that sounds objective but is subjective, sound authoritative, and throw in some judgment. Think “orthorexia nervosa.” Someone made up a term to imply people focus too much on[…] Keep reading →

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