You Are The Sum Of

You Are The Sum Of

There is a saying, most often attributed to Jim Rohn, that is very popular in the coaching and personal growth world: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” There is some real truth captured in this quote. The people we spend time with...
Relationship Work is Leadership Work

Relationship Work is Leadership Work

Focusing on relationship work is the best and highest leverage point any man could make towards his leadership and business development. I’ve been working in this domain for almost 20 years, and in that time what I’ve seen over and over again are men willing to invest...
Right Distance in Relationships

Right Distance in Relationships

Most people think intimacy means always moving closer in relationships, but what I’ve realized over the years is what creates and maintains intimacy is being able to feel and honor what is the right distance between two people – in relationships in general and...
The Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others

The Stories We Tell Ourselves and Others

Most people think the problem with the stories we tell about ourselves and our lives is they aren’t empowering enough. The real problem is we only know how to tell one story—victim or hero—as though there’s only one choice when in truth, we are both and many more. The...
Finding True Success With Breath

Finding True Success With Breath

Pause and take a breath. Now tell me, did you inhale or exhale first? Almost always when I ask somebody to take a breath, they inhale first no matter where they’re in their breath cycle. Many people relate to their exhale as secondary, or irrelevant, but I believe...
Getting through the Dark

Getting through the Dark

At some point in all of our lives, we will find ourselves lost in the darkness (or confusion) within us. For many of us this is a regular occurrence -sometimes for long periods of time, other times short – sometimes there is a discernible cycle & other times...
The Key(s) to Happiness

The Key(s) to Happiness

I had an interesting experience recently. A woman cut me off in traffic, and my immediate response was to imagine she had a good reason. This may seem small, but for me it was noteworthy, because I’ve not always been like this.  Far from it in fact. In truth,...
Complaints Are Lazy Desires

Complaints Are Lazy Desires

All human beings complain and this is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact sometimes, especially in the personal growth world, we try to avoid complaining because we think we need to “take responsibility,” and we end up pretzeling ourselves around the complaint that...

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