The Power of Dreaming

During my travels, an inspiring story about the power of dreams was shared with me by Marcia Wieder, America’s Dream Coach. I met Marcia at her home in Tiberon, California, overlooking San Francisco Bay. As we sat on her patio on a bright summer afternoon, she told me the story...

Final Thoughts — Post #5

Here’s another final reflection heard by Professor Tony Komaroff (M.D.), Professor at Harvard Medical School. She was born and raised in Jamaica, had a 5th grade education, and earned a living as a seamstress. When her daughter first brought her to my office in 1972, she...

Final Thoughts — Post #4

Here’s another final reflection heard by Professor Tony Komaroff (M.D.), Professor at Harvard Medical School. A 65 man, with end stage lung cancer, leaving the hospital to spend his last days at home. We pushed him in a wheelchair to the front door of the hospital where his...

Whose Goal is it Anyway?

One of the problems with goals is that they are often not your own. According to our Goalaholic survey, nearly 50% of the population believes that they are living their lives in a way that satisfies others (friends, family, co-workers) more than it satisfies them. And sometimes...

Final Thoughts — Post #3

Here’s another final reflection heard by Professor Tony Komaroff (M.D.), Professor at Harvard Medical School. She was woman in her 70’s dying from colon cancer. “We remember the past so much better than the present. They say it’s aging but I don’t think it’s that simple. I...

Final Thoughts — Post #2

Here’s another final reflection heard by Professor Tony Komaroff (M.D.), Professor at Harvard Medical School. A man in his 80’s. He never married, had no family, and never seemed lonely. He was a performing artist who made a lot of money, spent a lot of time in Vegas, and...

Final Thoughts — Post #1

I recently met Professor Tony Komaroff (M.D.), a Professor at Harvard Medical School. In his profession as a medical doctor, he’s heard the last words and final thoughts of many individuals. Over the next week, I will post some of the reflections he’s heard. Here’s the first one…...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Paula Poundstone, the great comedian, has a hilarious perspective on adults trying to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. This fits nicely with the Goal-Free Living concept Click here to view the 45 second video from her HBO special. Be sure to check out...

Unpredictable Trajectories

This past weekend I attended a conference with 400 other individuals. Over the course of 5 days, I was part of dozens of discussions around a wide range of topics. One panel discussion included several very high powered people from business, television broadcasting, aeronautics,...
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