the slippery slope of apologizing for your joy

the slippery slope of apologizing for your joy

People: I had a baby. A baby! I’m pretty excited about her. Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows this, because since she was born, it’s been baby-baby-baby. And color me biased, but: I think she’s reallllllly freaking cute. But– as the baby pictures began to...

practicing courageous living (even when life is tough)

A few years ago, when I was a professor teaching full-time at the college level, I was handed a last-minute class after a professor was going to be out sick for the first month of the semester. Predictably, thinking of me as more of a “sub” than a...
Why it’s worth it to do things your way

Why it’s worth it to do things your way

I hit a business milestone in 2012: I made more money from my business than I had made at my salaried job. (Note: I’m often asked, “How long did that take?” Answer: I ran my business as a side-hobby starting in 2006. I went full-time with it in late 2009). Then I hit...

Life is showing you more of who you already are

I once heard someone say that people think that having a lot more money will solve all of their problems, but really all it will do is show you more of who you already are. If you are already an arrogant person, for instance, having more money will amplify that...