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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

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LATEST BLOG POSTS

208: Caspar Craven, part 1.5: Back on Track

on August 15, 2019 in Blog, Podcast

Remember how enthusiastic Caspar sounded at the end of the first episode? He made doing his commitment sound so easy. Well, sometimes it is, but not always. He emailed me to postpone, saying he hadn’t done as much as he expected. I asked him to consider sharing his actual experience, not a romanticized version of it. This podcast isn’t supposed to say changing your beliefs and habits is easy, but[…] Keep reading →

207: My Sad Fig Tragedy

on August 14, 2019 in Nature, Podcast, Stories

People tell me they prefer personal stories and stories of humility, not just success. Well, this morning I messed up my fig tree. I’m still learning about gardening. I felt like a brute. Plus you can hear about my morning holocaust of bugs.

Jezzibell Gilmore

on August 13, 2019 in Podcast

Jezzibell is a co-founder and SVP of Business Development of PacketFabric. From their web site: PacketFabric redefines how companies build and use network services. The PacketFabric network-as-a-service platform provides instant connectivity between colocation facilities, to major cloud providers, and Internet Exchanges. PacketFabric is simple, cost-effective, and scalable network connectivity and all of our services are provided via our portal and API. She was an early stage employee of AboveNet Communications[…] Keep reading →

Shana Yadid

on August 13, 2019 in Podcast

Shana is the founder, CEO, and Lead Trainer at Yadid’it! Dog Training, the Executive Director at Yadid’it! Sustainable Dog Rescue and an ABCDT (Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer). She is, in her words, super quirky, a loving dog-mom, an eldest sister to two loving siblings, and a sexual trauma survivor. #metoo Growing up a practicing modern orthodox Jew and attending a yeshiva day school from elementary through high school,[…] Keep reading →

Aaron Price

on August 12, 2019 in Podcast

Aaron is the president & CEO of the NJ Tech Council and founder of Propelify—the Propelify Innovation Festival. Propelify empowers the community of innovators who act. He launched Propelify in 2016 to inspire the tech and innovation community and those who act—who propel. Propelify welcomed over 8000 attendees in 2016 and over 10,000 in 2017, making it one of the largest tech events ever, earning a headline from Forbes calling[…] Keep reading →

Ani Manian

on August 12, 2019 in Podcast

I felt a special bond with Ani before interviewing him. He introduced himself telling me that he read my Inc article What a Year Without Flying Taught Me About Responsibility, Empathy, and Community over a year before and, agreeing with it, challenged himself to avoid flying. He was 14 months into avoiding flying. He joked, “I hate you and I love you,” because the challenge was so great but so[…] Keep reading →

My One Last Thought

on August 11, 2019 in Audio, Tips

Division I basketball coach Ido Singer hosted me on his podcast, One Last Thought, which features guests sharing their one last thought. That is, if you could share one thought from what you’ve learned from life for future generations, what would you share? He pairs each person’s thought with another, so each episode features two guests. My episode is about 5 minutes. Click here for more episodes or below to[…] Keep reading →

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