Declaring Independence

The September issue of Money magazine has an excellent article entitled, “Declare Independence: How to have the life you want without a paycheck.” I was struck by the similarity of their subtitle, with the subtitle of Goal-Free Living (How to have the life you want...

Context vs Content

For three years I consulted to a major Formula One (motorsports) racing team. At the manufacturing plant in England they produce race cars. The job of the employees – the content – is similar to what the work done by any automotive manufacturer. They make cars. But on the race...

Quote of the Day

Publisher William Feather once said, “No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” More importantly, no one is a success who isn’t.

Quote of the Day

“We long for a simpler way. I, for one, want to give up my need to make things happen and learn to allow life to unfold. I want to do my work … not as an expert but as a partner, supporting my clients and students in their individual dances with life. ”...

Thought for the Day

A goal once achieved no longer motivates.

Resolve to Not Resolve

Last month I commissioned an extensive (and statistically valid) survey to study people’s relationship to goals and New Year’s Resolutions. It was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. The results just arrived in my mailbox today. There are pages and pages of...